Business Manager

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Mkushi

Chengelo School

POSITION: Business Manager
START DATE: May/September, 2023
DATE ADVERTISED: 6 February, 2023
CONTRACT TYPE: Full Time / 2 Years
Come and be part of an exciting team with a history of outstanding results.
Join a Christian School whose vision is to provide the best quality education to
produce future generations of leaders for Zambia. Be part of a boarding school and
unique surrounding community with excellent accommodation, sporting facilities, a
school farm, clinic, and outstanding outdoor education centre. It is a wonderful place
to raise a family!
Share in our School Core values which are Faith, Integrity, Servant heartedness,
Perseverance, Creativity, and Responsibility.
The Business Manager has overall responsibility for all non-teaching aspects of the
school including the efficient and effective operation of Finance, Site, HR and
Compliance, IT, Catering and Legal matters.
This is a very broad and varied role with evolving priorities and responsibilities. The
Business Manager will be expected to contribute to the SLT and Governor discussions
on the wider school strategy and the medium to long term development of the school.
The Business Manager must ensure that policies, infrastructure and staff processes
enable the provision of world class education for pupils, with a strong commitment to
spiritual, character, and leadership development.
Staff who work at Chengelo do so out of a sense of calling and are paid at good local
Zambian rates; accommodation on site; discounted school fees; main meal during term time; local medical cover; transport home every two years; gratuity payment at the end of contract.
Chengelo has an excellent track record for training and development of its staff.
• A degree in a relevant field
• Relevant professional qualifications, if applicable (e.g. in finance, human resources,
estates management and/or business management/administration)
• Experience in an appropriate senior management position in a business, commercial
or educational environment
• Budgetary expertise and financial understanding
• Working knowledge of the law in connection to contracts, employment, planning
and tax
• Experience of successfully managing large and complex projects and working within
complex organisations (desirable)
• Experience with working with government agencies
• Experience working in Zambia or within Africa
• Experience with leading change management
Sound judgement, resilience, a proactive and determined approach to a wide range of school issues, a keen commercial interest, a command of detail together with an appetite for long term planning and strategic thinking, as well as the ability to work closely and effectively with the Principal are all crucial qualities.
Chengelo School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Satisfactory teacher registration check, police check, referee checks, identification verification and the requirement to disclose any information relevant to the
candidate’s eligibility to engage in activities involving young people.
For further details including the job description and full person specifications and an application form please visit our website:
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