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Finance/Administration Officer - Part-time

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-234S
  • Posted:03/05/2019
  • Pay:Kent Scheme 5/6 (£18,704-£22,072 pro-rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint a friendly, enthusiastic, self-motivated and skilled individual to join our busy finance and administration team. Responsibilities will include working directly with the Director of Finance and Resources in the Finance office and duties will include invoicing, processing orders, monitoring and pursuing payments, supporting with month end and financial year end procedures as well as day to day administration duties. The successful candidate will be sharing the role with the existing Finance Officer who has recently reduced their hours. This role will also include supporting the reception office, acting as the first point of contact for all visitors to Ifield School.


The successful candidate should have good interpersonal qualities and telephone manner, excellent organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team. They should also possess the ability to meet tight deadlines whilst working to a high standard with the awareness of Data Protection and confidentiality issues. They must be computer literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, SIMS.net and SIMS FMS along with a proven good level of numeracy and literacy skills, GCSE grades A to C or equivalent. Previous experience in a financial and/or education background is essential. A flexible nature, attention to detail and a professional attitude is paramount.


Basic hours will be 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday and Tuesday (15hrs per week) term-time only, paid on the Kent scheme pay range 5/6 (£18,704-£22,072), pro-rata, depending on experience.  There may also be a requirement to be flexible with working days, along with a requirement to work school holidays on an occasional basis. This will be paid at the appropriate overtime rate.

We would consider combining this as a full time role with the Clerk to the Governors/Administrator vacancy (16hrs per week), for a candidate with flexibility and the necessary skill set.

Informal visits to the school are very welcome. Please contact Carole Rough, Director of Finance and Resources, in order to discuss the post and obtain further details.


Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. We have a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a Co-operative Trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with Kings Farm Primary School under one Governing Body known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Abigail Birch
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: office@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.