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Finance Officer (Maternity Cover) - Maternity

Highsted Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4080-477S
  • Posted:24/09/2023
  • Pay:Highsted Academy Band 9
  • Start Date:December 2023
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Finance Officer (Maternity Cover)

Trust Band 9, point 28 – 32 (£30485 - £33850)

Required from 1st December 2023

37 hours per week. All year round

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to assist with the smooth running of our Finance department. Duties will include to provide financial direction for the school in support of the overarching aim of raising achievement and providing an outstanding education to the students of Highsted Grammar School, and specifically to:

  • be the Academy Trust’s Finance Officer
  • lead the financial management of the school, identify opportunities to improve the financial strength of the school and ensure effective procedures and systems are in place
  • develop a business approach to the Academy’s financial management and development in keeping with the Academy Trustee’s Handbook.

The post offers an exceptional opportunity in a high performing school where we can offer you:

  • a friendly, hardworking and dedicated staff team
  • the opportunity to inspire highly able and well-motivated students to fulfil and exceed their potential
  • a dynamic and supportive working environment
  • opportunities for professional development
  • a private health care package supported by Benenden Health Care
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience

Please contact Karen Hugill at the school via email or visit our website to download further information and an application form: www.highsted.kent.sch.uk

(Closing date noon 13th October 2023)

Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. Should a suitable applicant be found prior to the closing date we reserve the right to close this advert prior to the date published. Early application is recommended.

Highsted Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Highsted Grammar School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Information about the school

Highsted Grammar School (approx 850 on roll, 154 in Sixth Form) is a high-performing girls school, where pastoral care and enrichment feature as highly as academic success. As one of just two Kent secondary schools recently featured in Her Majesty's Chief Inspectors list of outstanding schools, we are proud to play a leading role in the education of young people in our area. Our pupils are exceptional in every way – they are enthusiastic, personable, caring, and show considerable initiative – and we enjoy the strong support of parents. Likewise, the staff team – teaching, support and administrative – is talented, dedicated, hard-working and committed to the continuing success of the school. The governing body represents a group of capable, multi-skilled individuals, wholly supportive of the work we do. ‘Pupils and students flourish and succeed at Highsted Grammar.’ ‘Pupils are courteous, polite and welcoming – they are happy, safe and well cared for’. Ofsted 2023

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 429375


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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.