Bliss Charity


The Bliss Charity School is a voluntary-aided primary school with single form entry and a total of 183 pupils. The school is located in the heart of the community on the green in the picturesque rural village of Nether Heyford in West Northamptonshire. Our voluntary-aided status provides an autonomy and independence rarely found.

Bursar/School Business Manager (minimum 25 Hours)

Due to retirement, we’re looking for a Bursar/School Business Manger to support the school with financial, budget and business expertise.

This exciting role is perfect for colleagues already in a bursar/SBM post or with a financial background who aspire to be a School Business Manager. A minimum of 25 hours per week would be required but can be negotiated and we welcome the opportunity to discuss this with potential candidates. The post-holder will work alongside the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for the provision and management of an administrative support service, to include Finance and Personnel Services.

The post-holder will support the Headteacher and Governors and it is essential that the candidate is an enthusiastic team player that puts children at the heart of all decisions.

We pride ourselves in being a nurturing, supportive and creative hub of the community. Working relationships are a key feature of the school with everyone playing their part in our strong, happy and inclusive school team.

This is a flexible position with the opportunity to work from home when appropriate.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form. Please support your application with a covering letter detailing your personal qualities and unique attributes that will help achieve our vision at The Bliss Charity School.    

Application Closing Date

Please return the completed application form along with your covering letter to the school by midday on Monday 5th June 2023.

Applications should be emailed to .

School Visits

We encourage you visit the school to meet the staff, children and Governors.  Visits are by appointment with the Head Teacher.  If you would like to visit the school please telephone the Lynn Adey on 01327 340758 or email  to make an appointment.


Applicants will be informed as soon as possible whether or not they have been shortlisted.  Interviews and assessments will take place on Tuesday 13th June 2023.

Appointment Timescales

We are looking for a new School Business Manager to start on 1st September 2023.

Pay Scale

Grade H – I (dependent on experience) SCP 22-26 (£25,409 – £32,909) full time equivalent. 39 weeks with the opportunity for overtime as required.

Safer Recruitment

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  Reference and medical checks will be performed prior to interview.

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The Bliss Charity School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS which meets the requirements of the school and the evidence of the right to work in the UK.