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Finance Manager - Full-time

The Archbishop's School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-5426-326S
  • Posted:21/09/2023
  • Pay:KR10
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:12/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Monday 16th October


Are you an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative leader with a sound understanding of finance within a school setting?

Can you operate strategically, take an active approach to problem solving and lead a team to enhance performance?

Does this sound like the perfect career opportunity you have been searching for?  If so, we would love to hear from you.

Located in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, our school will provide you with a rewarding environment within a vibrant, caring and supportive community.

As a member of the Leadership Team, you will provide strategic leadership and management of finance across the school.

Through the planning, development, and delivery of finance, you will support the infrastructure, decision making process and strategy of our school.

This position offers the right candidate the potential for the role to grow into that of a Business Manager, and we are keen to support the development of an individual who aspires to career progression.

As a Finance Manager, you will:

  • Participate in strategic decision making to ensure that the business service implications of all decisions are duly considered and particularly that all financial implications are rigorously explored;
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review appropriate strategies for the finance operation, providing specialist and professional advice to the Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body;
  • Oversee, the implementation of financial procedures, transactions and activity within the school ensuring adherence to financial regulations whilst providing advice on these to staff and the Senior Leadership Team.

Who we are looking for:

  • An individual with significant experience in a senior administrative/ finance role with experience of team leadership/ management.
  • Someone with the knowledge, theory and practice of business and administration management who possesses expertise across a range of activities including finance, procurement and administration.

The Archbishop's School is a mixed ability school who believe that every child has the potential be a successful learner, whatever their background, ability, interests or talents. We are committed to demonstrating this belief to our students, ensuring their success.

Information about the school

The Archbishops School is a mixed ability school for students aged 11-19. We are a small, but successful and very popular Church of England Foundation School in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury.

The school community is smaller than most secondary schools enabling us to provide a personalised approach to education. All students are well known, well cared for and receive the very best support and encouragement in their learning which engenders excellent progress in their academic, personal, social and spiritual development.

Our school ethos is “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve”. This perfectly describes our mission: to provide the very best education for our students, whilst preparing them for school life in the twenty-first century with all the challenges this presents. They are able to make a positive contribution to society and share the love of God. As an innovative and forward-thinking school, we celebrate all of our students' achievements and are extremely proud of the people they become.

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Archbishop’s School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. In accordance with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV’s. We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

The Archbishop’s School embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 768535


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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.