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Business Manager - Picnic Creek State School


Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Source: uWorkin


An exciting opportunity has become available for a flexible and results driven individual to join the Picnic Creek State School support team. As the Business Manager you will interpret and analyse business plans and work alongside the Principal to deliver a range of corporate services. You will manage the timely delivery of organisational executive and administrative support frequently identify opportunities to adapt processes supervise the support staff workforce and encourage an environment in which quality services are delivered by demonstrating best practice, inspiring change and influencing key stakeholders.

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About Picnic Creek State School

The foundation staff of Picnic Creek are highly experienced professionals with a warm and caring approach, they are driven to deliver fun, engaging and effective learning experiences for all students. Our commitment is to provide a high quality program that is literature-rich, skills-oriented and built on pedagogies that are age appropriate for each year of schooling.

Your Role

As the Business Manager you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Demonstrate considerable autonomy, ensuring business service outcomes are achieved; leading diverse teams; and playing a proactive role in modelling service delivery and expectations within a dynamic school environment.
  • Provide support and leadership in the provision of a range of executive and administrative support services (e.g. manage multiple tasks and diverse/multidisciplinary work groups with conflicting priorities and timeframes; interpret departmental policies and oversee training and professional development for school support staff), and recommend and implement changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of those processes and work practices.
  • Lead and manage human resources for school support staff (through the identification of emerging talent, promotion of excellent performance outcomes and mentoring individuals to achieve their professional potential); undertake workforce planning; and oversee a breadth of activities (e.g. recruitment, induction, training, vacancy processing, skill gap analysis, performance management, rehabilitation processes). Work with the Principal in leading change within the school support staff, ensuring human resource practices conform to current standards and awards/conditions, and individuals thrive in a transforming work environment.
  • Contribute to financial planning processes including developing, planning, monitoring and reviewing the annual school budget, regularly reporting to the school management team and ensuring that financial activities comply with legislation and policy. Conduct analysis and provide information and advice to the Principal regarding the school's financial situation.
  • Provide facilities management advice and project management (e.g. evaluate new work and renovation projects in collaboration with the Principal; negotiate with external contractors; make recommendations and decisions in collaboration with the Principal; manage and review the Minor Works, grounds maintenance, and grounds improvement budgets). Consider alternative pathways for more effective and sustainable resource utilisation.
  • Build networks with other Business Managers, staff and community representatives to ensure the provision of corporate services meets best practice, and act as a role model for talent within the network.
  • Other suitable duties, consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position as directed by the Principal or nominated delegate.

Knowledge and Experience

It would be beneficial for the successful applicant to possess the following to support the successful performance of the role:

  • Demonstrate scheduling, resource allocation and budget management expertise that can be utilised to ensure that facilities and assets are tightly controlled and subject to ongoing evaluation in terms of being fit for purpose.
  • The Business Manager brings knowledgeable input on corporate services.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Hospitality, Travel & Tourism


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