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Finance / Office Administration Assistant - Term Time

Kemsley Primary Academy, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2021-116S
  • Posted:08/12/2022
  • Pay:KR4 £19,389.00 FT
  • Start Date:February 2023
  • App Close Date:31/12/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:January 2023


Kemsley Primary Academy are looking to appoint a Finance / Office Assistant with prior experience of working within an academy environment to work for 35 hours per week, term time only plus 10 days.

The successful candidate will join us from February 2023, offering full assistance primarily to the School Business Manager by contributing to the overall objectives of Kemsley Primary Academy by ensuring that comprehensive and correct financial information is kept.

The role also involves covering the school reception desk and providing support to children, parents and staff during lunch breaks and absences.


Core responsibilities will focus primarily on processing and reconciling a range of financial transactions including managing the purchase order process, school trips/payments and processing the month end bank reconciliation for the school’s accounts.

Previous financial  / office administrative experience within a school environment is preferred and applicants must demonstrate a good standard of numeracy and literacy. The ideal candidate will have excellent MS office skills e.g. Excel and Word and be a competent user of a range of finance/school specific packages.


Salary is Kent Range 4 £19,389.00 FT


Kemsley Primary Academy is a member of the REAch2 Trust; a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. Teachers within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Safeguarding Checks will be carried out

Information about the school

Kemsley Primary Academy was opened in September 2004 and is a single form entry primary school with a very popular nursery, situated in Sittingbourne, Kent. Our main school can serve up to 210 children with 30 pupils in each class. Our nursery can cater for 52 children for five half-day sessions of two and a half hours – 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon; many children stay all day as part of our flexible care offer and for those entitled to 30 hours provision. Many of our nursery children join our reception class.

We are proud to be part of the family of schools that are the REAch2 academy. Our school ethos very much mirrors the essence of the REAch2 touchstones and is centred round the following core values: Exploration, Resilience, Positivity and Aspiration. The following additional eight values have also been introduced and are now also embraced by our school: Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Kindness, Appreciation, Teamwork, Empathy, Love.

We are very fortunate to have such vast grounds. Outside, the grounds are laid out into separate play areas; Nursery, Year R, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) together and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) together. We encourage free-flow around the areas at lunch times to allow the children to play together regardless of year group. Our large field is ideal for games. We also have a woodland conservation area, which we use all year round.

We have an open door policy and value the support of parents. We are pleased to welcome parent helpers into school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sascha Batters
  • Address:Coldharbour Lane, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2RP
  • Telephone: 01795 428689
  • Email: batterss@kemsley.kent.sch.uk


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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.