Finance Manager - Part-time

Pay: Kent Range 7

All potential candidates should read through the following details of this job with care before making an application.

Start Date: Immediate

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic finance professional to support the Headteacher with the processing and management of school’s finances.

To provide an effective financial and administrative service to support and enhance the running of a one form entry primary school in accordance with KCC Financial Regulations. Provide timely and accurate information to the Headteacher and Governing Body as required.

Contract Type: 18 hours/week, term time only plus 2 weeks in school holidays (ideally split over 3 days)

Disclosure Level: Enhanced

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Formatting salary proposals in line with the School Development Plan for the Financial Sub-Committee in order to co-ordinate an annual budget of income and expenditure at the school.
  • Maintaining and monitoring all budgets and presenting regular management reports to ensure efficient and effective control of income and expenditure.
  • Preparation and implementation of business plans to ensure strategic development of the school to a high standard, measurable by internal and external criteria in conjunction with the Headteacher.
  • Ensuring that the school complies with statutory requirements from the DfES, KCC, Governing Body and other agencies.
  • Negotiating contracts and tenders to ensure the most efficient use of resources to ensure best value for money at all times.
  • Supervise the Administrative Assistants. Conduct appraisals for TCP and identify and recommend developmental training to ensure that an efficient and effective service is provided to support staff, pupils, parents and Governors.
  • Support the Headteacher in a consultative and administrative capacity in matters of Finance and administration to provide an objective and informed view to aid decision making.
  • Prepare, implement and reconcile all financial transactions relating to the school’s income and expenditure, to ensure compliance with legal requirements and KCC Financial Regulations.
  • Oversee, authorise and timetable the letting of the school premises and, where necessary, follow up and solve problems on behalf of the school and its clients, in order to capitalise on the school’s property assets and generate additional income.
  • Manage and take responsibility for all accounting procedures in relation to the School Fund and Standard’s Fund ensuring that all KCC audit requirements are met.

Closing Date: Mon 14 June 2021 at midday

Interviews: By appointment

Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than 5pm Fri 18 June 2021

Information about the school

St John’s Church of England Primary School (controlled) is a one form entry thriving, oversubscribed school in the heart of Sevenoaks town. With close community links and a strong Christian ethos, everyone is valued, encouraged and nurtured to be their best. The school was judged Good at the last Ofsted report and there has been a continued focus on sustained improvement.

We are a happy, caring school where staff and children thrive. Visitors often compliment us on the children’s confidence and the positive atmosphere in the school.

The teaching team is dedicated and ambitious for all pupils. We are committed to providing engaging and inspiring learning opportunities for all. Pupils’ well-being sits firmly at the heart of our provision. Academic excellence is valued equally alongside personal development.

The school enjoys an active, positive working relationship with the Governing body, parents, Church and the wider community. We are leading members of the Sevenoaks Partnership of schools, which provides support and professional development to a group of local schools.

The school is a stimulating and engaging learning environment that is both well-resourced and in good order. It is rare in offering specialist Spanish, Music, and PE teaching, a real strength in a rich curriculum. A breakfast and after school club is offered, as is a multitude of other clubs. The school runs a balanced budget and has a bursar to assist with finance.

Close links exist with the Church of St John the Baptist, with festivals being celebrated in Church, the parish priest leading worship and being a frequent pastoral presence in the school.

It is our aim for the children to leave St John’s confident, resilient, and ready to contribute to society, leading fulfilling lives and enriching the lives of others.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.