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Finance Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-532S
  • Posted:19/03/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 4-5
  • Start Date:May 2024
  • App Close Date:28/04/2024 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Finance Assistant

39 Weeks Per Anum (Term Time) - 37 hours per week 

We are looking for a positive and pro-active person to join our admin team to support the wonderful students at Nexus. 

Significant experience in administration and finance is essential.Previous experience working in a similar role within a school environment is desirable. We welcome applications from people with transferrable skills and a desire to work in a school.

Key Objectives

    • To maintain and adhere to financial systems and procedures in accordance with KCC financial regulations.
    • To monitor expenditure and raise purchase orders with the correct coding allocation.
    • To place orders on-line using the school’s purchase card and to support the Finance Officer reconcile the monthly statement.
    • To distribute received orders and process the relevant paperwork.
    • To allocate all supplier invoices and processing them through the school’s finance system.
    • To raise ad-hoc invoices as required.
    • To support the budget managers with accurate and timely information on their budget spend and available balances.
    • To maintain the school’s Asset Register by including new purchases as required.
    • Support the Finance Officer with monthly reconciliations of key budget areas and Income accounts.
    • To liaise with the school’s recruitment agencies to confirm the weekly bookings and requirements.
    • To ensure all agency staff are registered and allocated accordingly, including the raising of purchase orders, checking timesheets, and processing invoices.
    • To be aware of and adhere to school policies and procedures.
    • To undertake training as required.
    • To carry out any other comparable duties.


Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should there be a high number of suitable candidates. To avoid disappointment, we recommend applying as soon as possible. 

 Please note

  • In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, Nexus reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children with the Headteacher
  • Nexus School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safer recruitment process, all offers of employment are conditional on receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references, Occupational Health, DBS clearance and barred listing checks. 


Information about the school

Nexus : the school where excellence meets opportunity.

Nexus is an ambitious school for children and young people aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex needs, many of whom have a diagnosis of autism.

With currently 280+ pupils on roll, we continue to expand our provision and pupil numbers providing wonderful opportunities for our teaching and learning with a wide range of staff development routes.

Nexus invests in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Collard - Personnel
  • Address:Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA
  • Telephone: 01732 771384
  • Email: personnel@nexusschool.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.