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Finance Officer - Term Time

Leigh Academy Hugh Christie, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-266S
  • Posted:22/02/2024
  • Pay:KR7
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:08/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Hugh Christie School - Finance Officer 

We are seeking to appoint a skilled Financial Officer to join Hugh Christie.

The Finance Officer will be supporting the Finance Manager in providing an effective financial and administrative service to support and enhance the running of the school in accordance with Financial Regulations. 

This is a 37 hours per week term time only position and the Finance Officer is required to work 4 extra weeks during the school holidays.

The successful candidate should possess 

  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent), Grade C or above.
  • They must be flexible in their approach to work, self-motivated and be able to prioritise their work effectively in order to meet deadlines. 
  • They will also need to possess good interpersonal qualities, strong communication skills and be computer literate.  
  • Previous knowledge and experience of working in a school environment would be advantageous, although not essential, as training will be provided.   

The successful applicant will provide support in a variety of finance tasks including;

  • Processing orders and invoices.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in operational areas of budget planning and setting.
  • Raise invoices for goods and services.
  • Reconcile and post all direct debit payments to the bank account.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with processing variations to payroll.

As Hugh Christie School will become part of Leigh Academies Trust in April 2024, there will be a need for the Finance Officer to work at other Schools within the Trust alongside Hugh Christie School. 

Salary: KR 7 £25,378.00 - £28,466.00

Further details can be obtained from Mrs N Riddle: nriddle@tonbridgefederation.co.uk 

Closing date: Friday 8th March 2024 

Start date:  As soon as possible 

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, we reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged. Please note, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. 

All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Information about the school

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Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

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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.