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Finance Assistant - Part-time

Amherst School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2141-179S
  • Posted:15/08/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:19/08/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Amherst School is looking to appoint an outstanding Finance Assistant to join our friendly school office team. We are looking for someone with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude with the ability to organise and prioritise workload. A flexible nature and attention to detail is essential along with a good sense of humour.

Previous experience of working within a school office and knowledge of SIMS/FMS is desirable, however, full training will be given.

Ideally you will have:

  • Previous experience working in an administrative and/or finance role
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • A good working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with both adults and children
  • Good telephone manner

This position will be term time, 29.6 hours per week, worked Tuesday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm, plus 4 INSET days.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01732 452577, or email office@amherst.kent.sch.uk.

Should a suitable candidate apply, we reserve the right to close the advertisement at an earlier date.

Amherst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for children. 

Information about the school

Amherst School is a three form entry junior school in Sevenoaks. The majority of our children transfer from Riverhead Infants School. Our Ofsted inspection in January 2019 reported that our leaders and governors provide clear direction, which creates a strong sense of community and purpose which motivates staff and pupils to achieve very well.

The report also stated that:

Staff are fully committed to delivering the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation; they all said they are proud to work at the school. Parents responded very positively and in large numbers to Ofsted’s online questionnaire. Two parents, speaking for many, said: ‘The children are very well motivated and inspired to learn as well as to participate in the many extra-curricular activities’ and then, ‘The teaching staff go above and beyond for their pupils.’ Leaders are fulfilling the school’s aim to ‘Inspire every pupil’.

Pupils are very well behaved and have positive attitudes to learning. They recognise the high-quality support that they receive from adults in the school. One pupil told me that, ‘adults do everything they can to help us’. Pupils are articulate, polite and well mannered. They listen well and respect other people’s ideas. Their attitudes to learning are extremely positive. Pupils enjoy their learning and talk about their determination to do as well as they can. Pupils say that they enjoy the very wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer, currently over 50 clubs. These are varied and high quality'.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.