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Finance Assistant/Relief Receptionist - Part-time

Valence School, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-7021-165S
  • Posted:22/07/2022
  • Pay:£10.71 per hour
  • Start Date:To be confirmed
  • App Close Date:19/08/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:14/15 September 2022


Part Time - 27.5 hours per week - Monday - Friday 9.30-15.00

School Term Time + 2 weeks

£10.71 per hour - £14,093 actual gross p.a.

As Finance Administrator you will provide general finance and payroll administrative support, to facilitate the efficient and effective use of the school’s budget.  You will be required to maintain finance systems and process invoices along with providing administrative support to the Finance team.  The role will also require cover of the school reception, when required.

Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills, applied with precision and speed is essential with an ability to prioritise own workloads and to work to deadlines.  You will also be aware of Data Protection and confidentially issues and have excellent communication skills along with a trustworthy and flexible approach.

GCSE’s in Maths & English grade 5-9 (or equivalent qualification) and a knowledge of finance is required.  Experience of working in a finance role is essential particularly working in an environment which is financially regulated.  Previous school experience and knowledge of FMS6 and Sage would be an advantage.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties. It is part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust.

For details please visit www.valenceschool.com > work for us or contact the HR team vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2022

Interview date: 14 or 15 September 2022

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check. 

Information about the school

We are proud to share with you the excellent work we do with children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. Our school is unique within the maintained sector in the whole of southern England. We cater for students aged 4 to 19 and have both day and boarding places. We have a large site with high quality teaching, social care and health care facilities. A staff team of over 200 people provides specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

Our overall aim is to enable every child and young person to achieve meaningful independence. Students flourish in a supportive but challenging environment, making good educational progress and achieving a range of accreditation as they get older. There is excellent support to enable students to achieve functional communication, mobility and skills for daily living.

Valence School is a supportive environment and a rewarding place to work, and whether working directly with our students or in a school support role, every member of staff participates in enabling our students to learn and to aspire to achieve meaningful independence.

We are a Foundation Special School and are part of the Kent SEN Trust (KsENT), a cooperative trust of ten schools working together to improve outcomes for all the children and young people attending the schools.

The School works proactively with parents and external professionals to provide holistic support for every child and young person. It is also developing high quality outreach support services to local schools and more widely for children and young people in Kent who have physical disabilities who are attending mainstream schools.

The School always places children and young people at the centre of all decisions it takes and it has a relentless focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for every student.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 565046


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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.