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Finance Administrator - Special Needs School - Full-time

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-574S
  • Posted:12/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 7 May 2024


Would you like to join our aspirational, joyful school community, where senior leaders and staff share a passion and determination to unlock the potential in every pupil?

Salary: Kent Range 6; £25,127 - £26,383 (37 hours per week, all year round). 27 days annual leave per year + bank holidays.   Some flexibility to hours could be accommodated.  

We offer working hours of 08:00-16:00 Mon - Thur and 08:00-15:30 Friday, however some flexibility to hours could be accommodated.  

Meadowfield School has an excellent opportunity for a Finance Administrator to join our Finance Team. This is a varied and dynamic role and you will support the day to day running of the finance operations, including preparation of payment runs, reconciliation work, payroll functions and other ad-hoc duties. The successful candidate will be well organised, with a high level of attention to detail, have  excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and have the ability to prioritise your workload and operate independently. You will work closely with and report directly to the Finance Manager.

This role will suit someone with significant administration and finance experience; working in a similar role within a school environment is desirable but not essential.  You will need to have a desire to understand the impact of finance on all areas of the school organisation. 

At Meadowfield we work hard to ensure that our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff. Now is an exciting time to join our exceptional school as we continue to expand in order to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. 

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support. 

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role, and the criteria we will use to select candidates, can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for any of these vacancies via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.

Please contact the HR Team on 01795 477788, option 5 or HR@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk for more information.

Due to the potential for conflicts of interest, family members of current pupils will not be interviewed for this post.



Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. We encourage you to visit our school website to learn about us including information about our policies, values, curriculum and more.

We serve just under 400 pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: • Honey Bees, our Observation and Assessment Nursery Early Years • Engage Department, for pupils with complex physical, medical and sensory needs • Explore Department, for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum • Enquire Department, for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum • Sixth Form • Satellite provision at Sunny Bank Primary School

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is home to our highly regarded Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) who successfully support 58 schools and 73 early years settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs. In addition, STLS offer a rich programme of training to mainstream colleagues and to parents.

We are a founding member of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KSENT), a collaborative group of special schools in Kent who work together to promote best SEND practice throughout the county.

We have approximately 270 members of staff including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department, Wellbeing Team, Finance and Business Services as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771


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.