School business manager (SBM): interview questions

Get advice on what questions you can ask, and what to look for in the candidate's answer, during the interview process to recruit a school business manager (SBM).

Last reviewed on 22 June 2022
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  1. Use the interview to check they’re right for your school
  2. How to use our list of questions 
  3. Questions you’re not allowed to ask

Use the interview to check they’re right for your school

By the time the interview swings around, your school will have already confirmed the candidates’ competencies through their:

  • Application form and CV
  • References
  • Interview tasks

The interview is your chance to make sure they’re right for your school.

How to use our list of questions 

Here's a list of questions that are suitable for an SBM post, plus tips for what to look for in a candidate's answers.

Before you dive in:

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