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Finance Officer - Term Time

Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5422-209S
  • Posted:03/06/2024
  • Pay:£28,593 to £32,334 FTE
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:09/07/2024 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


OPGS are looking to recruit a Finance Officer to join the busy Finance Department from September 2024.

The position will include all exchequer duties for the main school account, all financial and administrative aspects of the journeys account and liaison with the Insurance company.

The school uses Access, School Fund Manager (Pebble), SIMS and Wisepay.  Knowledge of these packages would be an advantage, but not essential as full training would be provided.

The candidate will need to be well organised, have excellent communication skills and experienced in Excel.


SALARY:             £28,593 - £32,334 FTE

To enable appropriate handover and training this position can be an immediate start, working 22 hours per week term time until September when the position becomes 37 hours per week.

Please send your completed application form and a covering letter for the attention of Mrs Craig to jnichol@opgs.org

We reserve the right to close this vacancy if a suitable candidate is appointed.

Please note applications will only be accepted on the school application form, CVs and other forms are not accepted. 

Oakwood Park Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with former employers and Enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Oakwood Park Grammar School is a five-form entry (usually 160 in each year) Boys’ Grammar School of currently 1095 students. We have a co-educational Sixth Form of 311 students. Entry at 11 to the school is through the Kent Test (11+) where students sit three papers in Mathematics, English and Reasoning.

We have been on the site since 1959 and we share an attractive campus with two schools (St Augustine Academy and St Simon Stock) and a college of Further Education (Mid-Kent College). This gives the site a unique feel with over four thousand students.

Our teaching and support staff are dedicated and hardworking and very loyal to the school.

Oakwood Park Grammar School has a wealth of extra-curricular activities for its students. Sport is very strong with national success in football, alongside rugby, cricket, basketball and athletics. We also cater for rowing, fencing, table tennis and climbing. Music and Drama are also popular with an annual production. We also have other extra-curricular activities such as robotics, debating and chess.

Academic standards are high at both GCSE and A Level. In the Sixth Form, on average, well over half of our students who apply to universities will secure offers from prestigious Russell Group universities and we regularly send students to Oxbridge colleges.

We were graded Good overall by Ofsted but did achieve Outstanding for our Behaviour and our Sixth Form provision.

We are a welcoming, open school with a clear focus on developing staff, with teaching and learning at the heart of our professional development.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs J Nichol
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AH
  • Telephone: (01622) 726683
  • Email: jnichol@opgs.org


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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.