Business Manager

Eastern & Nano Nagle Flexible Schools Networks

Carlton, VIC


Bring your business skills to support the community’s most vulnerable young people.



EREA Flexible (Flexi) schools offer an inclusive and non-discriminating learning community to young people, who for a variety of reasons, are disenfranchised from mainstream education.  The young people who attend our Flexis have typically experienced one or more significant and complex educational, social, developmental, psychological, health, legal or familial situations which demand unique responses. Such interventions are embedded within the Principles of Operation which combine education with an understanding of trauma-informed practice.  Students are given breakfast and lunch as well as snacks during the day and for many it appears to be a significant source of their food.



We are seeking to appoint an accomplished finance professional in the role of Business Manager. The Business Manager will oversee the commercial operations of all seven Flexi schools across Victoria, Tasmania and NSW which form the Eastern and Nano Nagle Networks. This varied and interesting leadership role covers finance, property, and staff management in an enriching and supportive environment.

The role will be based at the Nano Nagle Network Office, currently located in Carlton, VIC. Travel is an element of the role with approx. 10-20% of time spent traveling between the schools across Melbourne and Geelong, Greater Sydney, and Hobart.

Please view the Position Description below for more information about the role.



Applications are encouraged from individuals with educational experience as well as commercial professionals who come from outside the education sector. 

You will have:

*Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business or Commerce related field

*Experience in day-to-day accounting procedures, financial management and strategic development

*Emotional intelligence to balance financial management with purpose and support good decision making for our young people

*Ability to lead and work with people from all sorts of backgrounds and skills

*The ability to be able to live the values of the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice



*Attractive remuneration (Deputy Principal Salary Scales), 5-15% EREA Loading, Leave Loading

*Professional development opportunities

*Travel opportunities across Victoria, Tasmania & NSW

*Part of the EREA National Network, comprising 55 schools across all states and territories

*Part of the EREA National Business Manager Group, including attendance at the Annual Principals/Business Managers Conference

*Meaningful work which supports vulnerable young people


HOW TO APPLY:                                                             

Applications can be addressed to EREA Recruitment and sent to Please include a:

1. Current CV;

2. Covering Letter, outlining reasons for your interest in the position and your experience balancing strong commercial foundations with delivering on our purpose of serving young people.


All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

Evidence of a valid Working With Children Check and compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates are a condition of employment.

Please contact EREA Recruitment on (03) 9426 3205 or for more information.




Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.