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Finance Manager - Part-time

St John's CEP School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3037-84S
  • Posted:27/01/2023
  • Pay:KR7
  • Start Date:March 2023
  • App Close Date:10/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:By appointment


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and adaptable finance professional to support the Headteacher with the processing and management of school’s finances.

To provide an effective financial and administrative service to support and enhance the running of a one form entry primary school in accordance with KCC Financial Regulations.  Provide timely and accurate information to the Headteacher and Governing Body as required.


18 hours/week, term time only plus 2 weeks in school holidays (ideally split over 3 days)


Kent Range 7

Disclosure Level


Closing Date



By appointment



Key duties and responsibilities:

Maintaining and monitoring all budgets and presenting regular management reports to ensure efficient and effective control of income and expenditure.

Preparation of the annual budget as part of the three-year financial plan.

Formatting salary proposals in line with the School Development Plan.

Prepare, implement and reconcile all financial transactions relating to the school’s income and expenditure, to ensure compliance with legal requirements and KCC Financial Regulations.

Regularly review and reconcile all balance sheets accounts such as Bank, VAT, Debtors and Creditors

Maintain and regularly review the Asset register 

Supervise and manage the monthly payroll procedures, including posting the monthly payroll journal from information provided by HR.

Ensuring that the school complies with statutory requirements from the DfES, KCC, Governing Body and other agencies. 

Negotiating contracts and tenders to ensure the most efficient use of resources to ensure best value for money at all times. 

Use financial management information, such as benchmarking tools, to identify areas of relative spending, assess trends and advise as appropriate

Preparation and implementation of business plans to ensure strategic development of the school to a high standard, measurable by internal and external criteria in conjunction with Headteacher.

Support the Headteacher in a consultative and administrative capacity in matters of Finance and administration to provide an objective and informed view to aid decision making. 

Comply with the School’s Financial Procedures to ensure the integrity of our processes 

Oversee, authorise and timetable the letting of the school premises and, where necessary, follow up and solve problems on behalf of the school and its clients, in order to capitalise on the school’s property assets and generate additional income. 

Manage School Trips to calculate the cost of trips and collection of monies.

Manage and take responsibility for all accounting procedures in relation to the School Fund and Standard’s Fund ensuring that all KCC audit requirements are met.

Initial Salary is KR7 with the possibilty of raising to KR8 after a successful probationary period.



Information about the school

St John’s Church of England Primary School (controlled) is a one form entry thriving, oversubscribed school in the heart of Sevenoaks town. With close community links and a strong Christian ethos, everyone is valued, encouraged and nurtured to be their best. The school was judged Good at the last Ofsted report and there has been a continued focus on sustained improvement.

We are a happy, caring school where staff and children thrive. Visitors often compliment us on the children’s confidence and the positive atmosphere in the school.

The teaching team is dedicated and ambitious for all pupils. We are committed to providing engaging and inspiring learning opportunities for all. Pupils’ well-being sits firmly at the heart of our provision. Academic excellence is valued equally alongside personal development.

The school enjoys an active, positive working relationship with the Governing body, parents, Church and the wider community. We are leading members of the Sevenoaks Partnership of schools, which provides support and professional development to a group of local schools.

The school is a stimulating and engaging learning environment that is both well-resourced and in good order. It is rare in offering specialist Spanish, Music, and PE teaching, a real strength in a rich curriculum.

Close links exist with the Church of St John the Baptist, the parish priest leading worship and being a frequent pastoral presence in the school.

It is our aim for the children to leave St John’s confident, resilient, and ready to contribute to society, leading fulfilling lives and enriching the lives of others.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Therese Pullan
  • Address:St Johns CEP School, Bayham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3XD
  • Telephone: 01732453944
  • Email: office@stjohnssevenoaks.co.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.