Working at SchoolsBuddy
Who we are
Created in 2013 by co-founders Gary Hector and David Higginson, SchoolsBuddy has developed into one of the fastest growing school systems in use across the world in over 35 countries. SchoolsBuddy is a system for schools to organise events and activities across the school, including payments and communications, with a direct integration to the school’s student management system (MIS/SIS).
SchoolsBuddy is available to staff, parents and in some cases students via a web platform, but also with fully functioning mobile apps on iOS and Android.
Gary and David offer a hands-on approach within their team which is growing all the time. The SchoolsBuddy offices are situated in a Grade II listed manor house which also happens to be the club house of a picturesque Sussex golf club. The restful environment with panoramic views of the golf course provide a fantastic backdrop to working life.
What we do
SchoolsBuddy is a complex system which takes information from school management systems to allow staff to organise many types of events and activities using sign ups, allocations, communications, diary and payments. SchoolsBuddy is now used in over 200 schools across 35 countries of the World, including in some of the most prestigious international school groups.
Our team strive to improve and enhance the system regularly by listening to our schools and the feedback they give to enable us to make SchoolsBuddy the best it can be. We don’t rest on our laurels here, we are always trying to make the system work better and make the interface as easy as possible for our users.
We have a strong development team who are always busy, a customer support and training team making sure our users are happy and of course all other functions of a successful business including sales, marketing and accounts.
Why you should consider a Career with SchoolsBuddy
SchoolsBuddy is growing fast, we are looking for committed people to be part of our journey.
A start-up is appealing in many ways, not least because of the ownership our team feel through our success and growth. It’s an exciting place to be when each month is better than the last, sales keep increasing and feedback is so positive.
Our small team need to be in it for the big picture. Yes, you may have a job description but in a start up, every one helps each other. No one is left alone, everyone is part of the same process – making SchoolsBuddy better.
Commit to SchoolsBuddy and we commit to you. Enjoy the rewards of the efforts you put in as part of the larger team. During our growth, every team member is helping towards each stage of our success and with that ownership comes pride.
There are not many other companies that can offer you such a role. Join us and be part of our SchoolsBuddy story.
Requires a highly organised individual who loves software and has a keen eye for detail. Leave no stone unturned in the quest to make each new release of our software as smooth as possible. Work with our development and support teams for 360 coverage of the system, to ensure everything is working as it should be.
Would suit an experienced software tester looking for a new challenge.
Front-End Software Developer
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Situated on the upper floor of a listed manor house, our offices are within the clubhouse of the wonderful parkland golf course, Ham Manor in Angmering, West Sussex. Close to the train station our offices are within easy reach from Chichester to the West and Brighton to the East.
Our offices enjoy high ceilings and wonderful views of the course itself; the developers’ office looks over the 9th hole, while the customer support team enjoy views of the 18th and the lake.
The clubhouse has a bar and food available, although we are situated near to major supermarkets where many of our team opt to purchase lunch. Within the office we have a fridge and facilities for hot drinks, we also have access to a kitchen with microwave.