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Human Resources and Finance Assistant - Full-time

Samphire Star Education Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F68-6-S
  • Posted:16/11/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Primary location:Trust Offices based at Astor Secondary School.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organisation individual to support our HR Manager and Finance team in this new role.  It is a fantastic opportunity to join as the Trust is expanding and we forsee that in the future there will be the opportunity to specialise in one of the two areas.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To assist and support the HR manager with the administration of personnel records and data and offer an effective administration support service.
  • Assist in the administration of a range of financial procedures, as directed by the finance Officer or Director of Finance.
  • Ensure that the use of school resources is adequately monitored and controlled.
    Undertake the efficient and accurate preparation and input of information and data into the Personnel and finance systems.
  • Co-ordinate recruitment procedures, including publishing job adverts, collating job applications, liaising with applicants, and requesting references.
  • Assist in the process of onboarding staff to the Trust, including preparation of paperwork, systems input/checks and liaising with the new starter, payroll, HR Manager and Headteachers where necessary.
  • Provide finance/HR help and advice to staff, pupils, parents and external parties as required.

Salary/grade: Salary: Kent Range 5 (£20,595)

Pension: Local Government Pension scheme

Working time: 37 hours per week. All year round.

Holidays: 26 days, plus Bank Holidays, plus Christmas Concessionary day (35 in total)

Competencies: To exhibit and promote the following:

  • Flexibility
  • Eye for detail
  • High level of organisational skills
  • Initiative
  • Confidence
  • Creating trust
  • Respect for others
  • Team working
  • Understanding others
  • Challenge and support
  • Drive for improvement
  • Impact and influence
  • Passion for learning

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition. It will be reviewed periodically and when appropriate it may be subject to change or modification at any time after consultation.


Information about the trust

Samphire Star Education Trust Trust (the Trust) is a family of schools which serve the south of Kent community and beyond. It comprises Astor Secondary School, Barton Junior School, Shatterlocks Infant and Nursery School, White Cliffs Primary and Nursery School. We have a well-established reputation for offering our pupils a safe and caring environment in which they can be happy and thrive as they learn. Ideas and opportunities are explored with enthusiasm through a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the Trust. All young people in our community, from the youngest to the oldest, are encouraged and supported to be the very best versions of themselves possible.

Trustees prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. At all levels, individuals have the opportunity to extend their interests and develop their talents through collaboration and celebration within strong and imaginative teams.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust HR Department
  • Address:C/O Astor Secondary School,
    Astor Avenue,
    CT17 0AS
  • Telephone: 01304 200160
  • Email: Hr@samphirestar.com



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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.