Chengelo School
Chengelo School
Posted Job
4 months ago

Business Manager


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.

Job purpose:

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.

Qualifications, Training and Experience:

  • 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

Personal Qualities

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.


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Chengelo School
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Founded in 1988, Chengelo is a highly reputable co-educational Christian boarding school. It prepares primary, secondary and sixth form students for the University of Cambridge International GCSE and A-Level exams. The campus has exceptional sporting facilities and an outdoor centre called Ndubaluba, where experiential learning teaches key life lessons through exciting outdoor activities. With a strong focus on discipline in a loving and caring environment, the school also runs extra curricular activities, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and leadership training.