• Part Time
  • Talwood

Talwood State School

Darling Downs South West Region, Early Childhood and State Schools Division

Suitably qualified applicants are invited to express their interest in temporary part time opportunity as a Business Manager with Talwood State School. As the Business Manager you will be responsible for the effective and efficient administrative management of the school by providing corporate services and administrative support to the Principal. The role is available for 12.5 hours per week until 21/06/2024, unless otherwise determined.


Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO3
Workplace Location Darling Downs – Maranoa
Job ad reference QLD/DSR560277/24E
Closing date 30-Apr-2024
Yearly salary $73676 – $81748
Fortnightly salary $2824.00 – $3133.40
Job duration Until 21/06/2024, unless otherwise determined
Contact person Charlie Jeffrey
Contact details 0415 891 387
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This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and any extensions to this appointment will not exceed 12 months. 

About the Department:

The Department of Education are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the community and schools we support by treating everyone with respect and dignity. This starts with recruitment and selection. The methods of assessing suitability in the recruitment process may vary. This includes making reasonable adjustments to support applicants at all stages of the process and employee lifecycle.

About Talwood State School:

Talwood State School is located 90 km west of Goondiwindi, within the Darling Downs South West region. The school first opened its doors on November 4, 1918 and will celebrate its historic centenary in November of 2018.

Located within an agricultural setting, most students attend from neighbouring properties in the district. The district is rich in cotton and wheat production as well as livestock and dry land farming.

The school currently operates two classrooms (P/1/2 & 3-6), and has a specialist music teacher visit once a week. Our school is very closely linked to the community and has a devoted and supportive P&C.


Responsibilities include:

  • Operate autonomously to undertake day to day office procedures within well-defined policies (e.g. reception, arranging appointments, correspondence, maintaining school records and general administration); and utilise information and management systems (e.g. OneSchool) to support effective and efficient reporting and administration.
  • Undertake the day to day supervision and management of school support staff, including monitoring workloads and performance (working in collaboration with the Principal for any difficult performance management situations); identifying workforce capability requirements; and role modelling performance standards.
  • Oversee the signatories/approval of timesheets, leave applications, rosters, and arrange relief for school support staff; and organise, undertake and coordinate the recruitment, induction and training of school support staff.
  • Assist the Principal with the preparation of the school budget and administer day to day financial matters (i.e. accounts payable/receivable, corporate card monitoring, reconciliations, banking). Input and export data to/from OneSchool for the Principal, to assist with budgeting and financial management.
  • Assist the Principal with the management and coordination of school resources, assets and facilities (e.g. maintaining the asset register, organising repairs, facilities and grounds maintenance, planning and review of minor works etc.), engage external advice where appropriate and offer problem resolution support.
  • Arrange technical support/maintenance as required with regard to the operation of computers, ipads, digital whiteboards, scanning and other technology/equipment.
  • Prepare minutes of meetings, policy documents, reports, forms, newsletters, prospectuses, memorandums, examination papers, class notes and school Annual Reports; draft, check and process correspondence, with guidance from the Principal concerning correspondence of a non-routine nature.

Please refer to the attached role description for any mandatory requirements for this position.

To Apply: 

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (referees should have an understanding of your relevant work history). 
  • Attach a 1-page written statement in response to the attached role description. 

We welcome all applicants to share any support needed to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive. 

Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply. 

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. 

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

Salary rate shown is reflective of full-time (1.0 FTE). 

The Department of Education is a family inclusive workplace. Click here to find out more about our Inclusion and Diversity strategies.


Further information


We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.




Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

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