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Finance Assistant - Term Time

Claremont Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2465-104S
  • Posted:30/03/2023
  • Pay:KR5 £22,595 to £23,693 pro rata
  • Start Date:As soon as possible: 1st May 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 21st April 2023


 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced finance assistant to join the administrative team at Claremont Primary School. You will be required to support the work of the School Business Manager whilst also offering support to the 'front of house team'. The post requires a candidate with proven financial experience, ideally within a school environment. The hours are 20 per week for 40 weeks of the school year. The preferable deployment plan would be 5 mornings although other options could be considered at interview with the shortlisted candidates.

Main areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the School Business Manager in the business of the school
  • Responsibility for the compliant processing of all financial purchasing from budget holder request forms, purchase orders, delivery notes, invoicing and BACS processing; in-line with all financial policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for all external school lettings in-line with our lettings policy and procedures
  • Responsibility for asset management using our asset management platform
  • Support in the reporting and recording of all first aid incidents and working closely with the Deputy headteacher in booking all training
  • Work closely with the Educational Visits Coordinator and teaching staff to support all school trips and visits
  • Working closely with the admin & premises team as required

We can offer;

  • a fantastic working environment
  • caring and supportive colleagues and governors
  • amazing pupils and parent body 
  • continual professional development

 Skills required;

  • enjoyment of financial processes
  • understanding and awareness of the importance of compliant processes
  • excellent communication and IT skills, both written and oral to include Microsoft Office and Excel
  • familiarity of school software systems (SIMS/FMS) desirable but not essential as full training will be provided
  • ability to adapt to varying tasks, sometimes under pressure
  • able to prioritise tasks effectively, seeking guidance if required
  • sensitivity and confidentiality as required
  • commitment to equalities and the promotion of diversity in all aspects of working
  • friendly and approachable with the ability to have fun and enjoy work

Information about the school

Claremont Primary School has 437 pupils on roll, taught across 14 classes.

Safeguarding remains our priority and everyone holds responsibility to ensure our school is a safe and positive environment. In line with KCSIE, online searches are part of our recruitment process.

Be confident, be curious, be creative!

Our recent Ofsted: “Pupils love being at school…Leaders have created a happy and successful school…pupils engage thoughtfully with their learning’

We are an excellent school. The school is over-subscribed and viewed by staff as a great place to work, with many opportunities to develop and to help others reach their goals. We are a partner school with Kent Teaching School Hub.

We have excellent staff, supportive parents, talented and well-motivated pupils, skilled governors and a strong sense of purpose based on our vision: to provide a hub of educational excellence and innovation, supporting and valuing everyone.

At Claremont we believe and recognise that the diversity of our community is one of our greatest strengths and assets. We are committed to ensuring that our pupils are treated fairly, and we have carefully considered and analysed the impact within our practices to promote equality of opportunity for all and we will use our position of influence as a school to work with all stakeholders to eliminate discriminatory barriers and ensure that our pupils have a sense of shared, common belonging and understanding.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Candi Roberts
  • Address:Claremont Primary School, Banner Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5EB
  • Telephone: (01892) 531395 ext 3
  • Email: admin@claremont.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 520185


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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 Education.