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Finance Officer - Term Time

Broomhill Bank School (Tunbridge Wells), Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7002-395S
  • Posted:05/08/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:19/08/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:28 August 2019


This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding school. We are seeking an inspiring and committed Finance Officer.

We are looking for an organised and efficient Finance Officer to administer a variety of finance related duties. Your role is to act as the liaison between the Director of Business, Estates and Communication and school employees, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all financial queries.

You will also assist in coordinating finance policies, processes and relevant documents to be financially compliant. You should be able to work autonomously and assist in more complex finance systems: Financial Management System, Business Planning System, Pupil Premium, preparing financial reports and various other financial duties.

We welcome you at any stage of your career, from Education or other financial industries, as we provide a programme of specialist training for all new members of staff, in addition to our ongoing Continuing Professional Development programme.

Broomhill Bank School is committed to recruiting talented, highly skilled Finance Officers who:

  • Believe, inspire, achieve and motivate all staff to have a positive outlook
  • Enjoy identifying and resolving admin challenges to improve systems & processes for all staff
  • Provide a model of excellence and have enthusiasm in terms of ensuring all administrative tasks are implemented to benefit all
  • Are reflective practitioners with a “can do” approach to administering tasks and who have a passion to raise standards and promote the school to others.
  • Are committed to working as part of a dynamic team of professionals both in and out of school and be ambassadors for Broomhill Bank School
  • Have the ability to support all staff to explore and reach their full potential, and become well rounded, well balanced and confident within the workplace
  • Are ambitious, professional and are committed to further personal development

 In return we can offer you:

  • To be part of a resilient and talented body of staff who work tirelessly every day to transform the lives of young people
  • To work in a collaborative and supportive team who remain calm, positive and creative which promotes unity as we resolve emerging challenges together
  • Staff development which is key to our school improvement plan. Expectations are high and there is an array of bespoke support and development opportunities available through our excellent Continuous Professional Development Programme consisting of afterschool training sessions, online learning and academic courses
  • Our staff benefits schemes includes: Kent Rewards, Child Care Vouchers and Local Government Pension

If you have the enthusiasm and desire to work as part of an exceptionally supportive staff team in our highly successful special school, we would welcome your application.  

Information about the school

Broomhill Bank School is a highly successful coeducational special school, situated on two sites, for students aged 11-19 with an Education, Health and Care Plan relating to Communication, Interaction and Learning difficulties. Broomhill Bank School (West) is situated in Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells, and is the administrative centre for the school as a whole. Broomhill Bank (North) opened in September 2015 and is situated in Hextable, near Swanley.

Broomhill Bank School invests a great deal in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve highly in their respective roles. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious for our students and who, within these parameters, experience high satisfaction levels and enjoyment from the jobs they do.

The school is involved in a number of collaborative arrangements outside the immediate school:

We are active members of the Kent Association of Special Schools (KASS), comprising the 24 special schools across Kent as a whole. Broomhill Bank School is also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance, involving the 24 Kent special schools. Teaching School status was awarded in December 2015.

Broomhill Bank School is the Service Level Agreement Holder for the Specialist Teaching and Learning Outreach Service within the Tunbridge Wells District. This has resulted from an agreement with Kent Local Authority in September 2012 to devolve the centralised Specialist Teaching and Learning Service out to 12 of Kent’s special schools, to combine with existing outreach resources. We deploy this resource to support children and young people with SEND in schools and Early Years settings across the Tunbridge Wells District.

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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.