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Finance Governor - Flexible

Sandwich Technology School, Sandwich

  • Ref:KCC886-5463-482S
  • Posted:08/11/2022
  • Pay:Voluntary
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:30/11/2022 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you have a financial background?

We are looking for people like you!

Could you share your skills and make a difference?

We are looking for an individual with a financial background to fulfil the role of our Finance link Governor. Within this role you would work closely with the Headteacher/School business manager (SBM). 

You're not expected to be an expert, but you need to work closely with the headteacher/SBM to get the insights you need to help the board hold the school to account and drive improvement.  You will meet with the SBM so you're clear on your school's financial processes (e.g. the budget approval process), and so you can ask them questions.

Be the board's specialist

Your role is to act as the link between Governors and the Headteacher/SBM and to report to the board on things like:

  • How financial resources are being used and how this links with the school improvement plan (SIP) and budget
  • Report to the board on what questions you've asked the SBM about the budget (the SBM should update the board on the budget and how it's been scrutinised in general through a report)
  • Ensure any relevant finance policies that need to be in place, are operating well within the school
  • How your school's financial position compares to similar schools
  • Local and national developments which would affect your school's finances, e.g., an increase in National Insurance contributions.
  • Attend relevant training so you can keep up to date
    • Bring your more detailed knowledge of finance to important decisions (for instance, about school improvement priorities).

If you would like to learn more about this role, please do read the attached description and visit our school website to learn more about the school. If you have any questions, please direct them to our Company Secretary, Sarah Corbett.

Ready to Apply, if feel that you could help in this vital role please do apply via the STS careers page on our website.

Information about the school

STS is an 11 to 18, mixed, secondary school that has an excellent reputation across Kent where "Pupils engage well in learning. They enjoy their lessons and behave well. Pupils show respect for each other and value the work their teachers do to support them" (OFSTED May 2019).

The success of our students from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form is due to the ‘can do, will do’ attitude that is the hallmark of staff and students alike. At STS we ‘Hold fast that which is good’: a broad and engaging curriculum; interesting, inspiring and innovative classroom practice; as well as a whole host of enriching extra-curricular activity. Throughout their time at STS the students are provided with quality advice, support and guidance to help them progress and grow academically, personally and vocationally. We recognise and celebrate diversity and understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is inappropriate for the unique individuals we serve.

What is it like to work for us?

We pride ourselves on our friendly, purposeful and supportive working environment where staff can develop professionally and meet their own career aspirations. Please read the quotes below from current staff members as to what it is like to work at Sandwich Technology School.

"There's a balance of warmth and professionalism; ambition is encouraged and innovation is welcomed."

"The amount of autonomy and trust is really amazing here..... I have been given the chance to teach in my own way, yet have a supportive and collaborative department that shares ideas"

"I am free to take risks and try new things and share my experience with others."

"There is a rich CPD offering that supports research based methods informed by experience."

"Staff actively support each other through tough times, both personal and professional."

"There is plenty of opportunities for aspiring leaders at all levels."

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sarah Corbett
  • Address:Sandwich Technology School, Deal Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 0FA
  • Telephone: 01304 610000
  • Email: admin@sandwich-tech.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.