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As a growing company SBS is always looking for experienced, professional staff to be part of its team which delivers a first class service to its customers.

If you are dynamic, experienced, professional and looking to work within a thriving company and any of the vacancies below are of interest to you, please download and complete an application form and send to SBS HR.


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Company benefits include:

  • Pension scheme
  • Group profit share scheme
  • SBS bonus & commission incentive plan
  • Covered under our Death in Service Insurance Scheme
  • Discount voucher scheme
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ICT Engineer Grade 3 – Based in London South East area

Competitive salary + benefits

The Grade 3 role within the ICT team is the second highest level an engineer can reach before Senior Consultant. This role will see the jobholder managing large schools and ensuring that the schools ICT service and infrastructure is an example of how ICT within Education should operate. The Grade 3 will mentor all other members of the ICT team and share good practice, correct advice and latest technology news.

Grade 3 technicians are expected to aspire to Senior Consultant level and have ambition to demonstrate their ability and customer management to achieve this. Grade 3 technicians are expected in most cases to be able to manage multiple school networks, delegate tasks to engineers and ensure the customer is informed at all times with professional reports and excellent communication skills. Grade 3 technicians will be able to manage straightforward projects and provide on the job practical training whilst keeping the project on track.

  1. Provide ICT technical support and guidance to all SBS clients and staff
  2. Act at all times with integrity and provide a pleasant professional manner
  3. Maintain effective communication with SBS Helpdesk, Assistant ICT Manager and ICT & MISManager, providing reports if necessary
  4. Liaising with internal and external ICT partners and colleagues on new sales opportunities, projectsor remedial activities
  5. Assisting in the management and development of the Schools ICT infrastructure
  6. Championing the use of SBS’s ICT service and delivering accurate information and advice
  7. Keeping abreast of new ICT Education developments
  8. Covering for other members of the ICT team as required
  9. In Depth ICT knowledge, covering:
    • Server operating systems; Windows 2003 and up
    • MS Server Virtualisation
    • SAN / NAS Deployment and Operation
    • Desktop Windows 7 and up
    • Microsoft Exchange and SQL
    • Network methodologies and protocols, including Fibre technologies
  10. Experience of installing and de-installing educational end-user application software, such asSims.net, SQL and FMS
  11. Excellent people skills and in particular a confident and pleasant telephone manner
  12. Capable of producing ICT support and educational documentation
  13. Comprehensive knowledge and experience of business application software including the use ofMicrosoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Outlook) and contact databases
  14. Ability to work with other managers who do not have an ICT background
  15. Ability to communicate persuasively at all levels of the organisation
  16. Prior experience working within the education sector

Any additional duties commensurate with the post as specified by the Managed Services Team Leader.

Closing date for this position is 16th November 2018

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If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at sbshr@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG


Finance Assistant – Based in Poole, Dorset

Competitive salary + benefits

To provide a high quality financial service to our customers. The post holder will be part of a highly professional team, working as a team to support a Trust. There will be an expectation to perform this role within academy and free schools.

  1. To provide a finance support service and financial system support to a group of schools. The position will be based in our Poole office.
  2. Maintain a good working knowledge of computerised financial systems, including PS Financials and any other relevant school software as required. Responsibility for continued development in system changes with an enthusiasm to learn new systems.
  3. Financial data input in accordance with the school’s contract, for example ordering, invoicing, Bacs payments, reconciling bank accounts, purchase and sales ledger operations.
  4. Provide support in preparing financial reports.
  5. Maintain, update and retrieve relevant financial information from the financial database.
  6. Understand and apply the basic accounting principles, knowledge, and techniques to analyse variances.
  7. Assist in production of journals, and perform routine accounting activities.
  8. Provide an efficient help line service to schools.
  9. Maintain accurate records ensuring that all information is kept confidentially and is filed appropriately on the academy finance system.
  10. Work as part of a team to deliver and build the managed service.
  11. Recognise potential problems in schools so that these may be highlighted in order that appropriate action can be taken.
  12. Build and maintain strong relationships with individuals across the schools, anticipating and managing concerns, and ensuring key people are engaged and communications are transparent.
  13. Provide support and advice to other team members as required.
  14. Attend and contribute to all team/office meetings.

Any additional duties commensurate with the post as specified by the Finance & Business Manager.

Closing date for this position is 5th November 2018

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If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at sbshr@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG


2 x Senior Finance Consultants – Based in London

Competitive salary + benefits

To provide high quality financial and system advice to our customers. The post holder will be part of a highly professional team, working independently in a variety of schools with an expectation to use their own initiative. There will be an expectation to perform this role within maintained, academy or free schools.

  1. To provide sound financial advice and financial system support to Schools in Bournemouth and surrounding areas of Dorset.
  2. Maintain a good working knowledge of computerised financial systems, including RM, SIMS FMS/Personnel Modules, Integris Finance and any other relevant school software as required.
  3. Represent SBS on school visits on a regular basis as agreed within the terms of the contract, to advise Head Teachers, senior staff, administrative officers and governing bodies on all aspects of finance, computerised financial systems (e.g. RM, SIMS, Integris banking and accounting requirements).
  4. Service desk cover is a key requirement of this role.
  5. To prepare and produce regular monthly monitoring reports to the Head Teacher and Governing Body.
  6. To prepare and deliver relevant training to School staff as required on a one to one and also a group.
  7. To provide additional support to schools including personnel, accounts receivable, salary auto-reconciliation and Equipment Register where required.
  8. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the SFVS and audit requirements and advise schools accordingly.
  9. To deal with any school complaints as necessary and provide appropriate feedback to Finance and Business Manager.
  10. Represent SBS at School Finance Committee Meetings or Governing Body meetings as required, providing relevant financial information, prior to the meeting.
  11. Provide an efficient help line service to schools when based in the office ensuring all calls are logged.
  12. Maintain accurate records ensuring that all information relating to schools is kept confidentially and is filed appropriately at SBS with copies backed up to the company’s main server.
  13. Ensure that information is communicated to the Finance and Business Manager for additional work carried out in schools over and above the School’s Contract in order for the invoices to be raised.
  14. Identify potential areas of concern or general problems in Schools and provide solutions so that appropriate action can be taken.
  15. Work collaboratively with schools, for the benefit of all, when issues arising have potential implications for others.
  16. Be accountable for their work to the Head Teacher, Governing Body and Finance and Business Manager.
  17. Build and maintain strong relationships with individuals across the Schools, anticipating and managing concerns, ensuring key people are engaged.
  18. Identify new opportunities within the Education Sector and cross sell other services that we can provide.
  19. Provide support and advice to other team members as required and deputise for the Finance and Business Manager when required.
  20. Take responsibility for the development of new software and financial procedural developments as directed
  21. Attend, facilitate and contribute to team/office meetings, as required.
  22. Act as a mentor for new staff, ensuring a smooth transition into their role and providing on going support and feedback through regular meetings. Advise Finance and Business Manager of progress and any issues relating to new team member, suggesting solutions as appropriate.
  23. Act as an exemplar in own role and coach and guide more junior colleagues, as and when required.
  24. Develop, create and deliver appropriate training and development programmes as and when required by the Finance and Business Manager.
  25. Maintain level of personal skills and knowledge through CPD.

The post holder will report to the Lead Finance Consultant.

Closing date for this position is 9th November 2018

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If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at sbshr@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG


Service Desk Support Assistant – Based in Milton Keynes

Competitive salary + benefits

The post holder will be required to work as part of a small, but hugely important, team that will maintain our high level of service. The post requires excellent communication skills and customer service and a sound knowledge of ICT and education establishment requirements. This role is initially for maternity cover, with potential to become a permanent position.

  • Incident management – Customer calls to our service desk need to be dealt with professionally, recorded on our information management system and managed through to resolution, following our KPI’s for call resolution times.
  • Escalation – where cases are more complex or exceeding KPI resolution times the post holder will follow the defined escalation procedures appropriate to the product.
  • Where appropriate, use remote access software to access school systems to fully investigate and resolve any problems.
  • Documenting all resolutions following the service desk procedures and flowcharts.
  • Providing details and information to the relevant senior staff call issues and resolutions.
  • To commit to undertake continual training and development in the products supported.
  • To contribute to the development of the service to further expand into other educational establishments.
  • To provide cover for all service desk areas as required.
  • Experience and skills

    • Previous ICT Service Desk/Remote Support Experience
    • Troubleshooting
    • Excellent telephone manner
    • Able to use the internet and call logging systems
    • Windows/Microsoft
    • Active Directory/Group Policies
    • Server/Storage Support
    • Cisco/IP Address
    • Office 365
    • Google mail

    Any additional duties commensurate with the post as specified by the Service Desk Supervisor.

Closing date for this position is 30th September 2018

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If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at sbshr@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG


Accounts Supervisor – Based in Poole

Competitive salary + benefits

To supervise and be responsible for managing internal accounts administration processes and the line management of the accounts admin team. To maintain a programme of continuous improvement within the Accounts function.

1. Financial Processing

  • Prepare the calculation of presentation of VAT and make timely payments to HMRC.
  • Manage monthly company payroll run, checking expenses, commissions and overtime claims by department to budget and reporting variances to the Board and Management Team.
  • Manage payroll Journal process.
  • Responsible for PAYE control and other control accounts.
  • Responsible for accounts reconciliation and the monitoring of cash flow.
  • Responsible for processing monthly BACS payments.
  • Manage capital expenditure and Company’s Asset Register.
  • Manage year end activities. (Liaise with Accountants on year end activity)

2. Company Systems & Processes

  • Responsible for the customer contract management process.
  • Manage XERO & CRM system including relevant training updates and monthly sales invoices from CRM system.
  • Manage facilities contracts.
  • Manage the Company insurance renewals and new policy requirements (annually).
  • Manage the mobile phone contract, reviewing and checking monthly bills to Company policy.
  • Assist in the integration of new systems and group company accounts if appropriate.
  • Oversee Company expense process together with Audit checks/accounts accuracy for coding and VAT/depts.

3. Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Supervise the accounts admin team, their performance and development.
  • Ensure current procedure notes in place for all roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure sufficient department cover at all times.
  • Prioritise workload as instructed by Accountants/Board of Directors.

4. General

  • Carry out continuous reviews of working accounting practices and processes to ensure efficient and cost effective operations.
  • Comply with all financial regulations.
  • Maintain level of personal skills and knowledge through CPD.
  • Attend/participate in networking/group activities.
  • Perform any other duties and objectives as required from time to time to contribute to the achievement of the business aims and objectives.

Any additional duties commensurate with the post as specified by the Managing Director.

This is a flexible part time role.

Closing date for this position is 21st September 2018

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If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at sbshr@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG


SBS is always interested in hearing from professionals within our industry, so if you feel that you have something to offer SBS please email sbshr@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk or call 0345 222 1551 – Option 5.

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