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Finance Officer - Term Time

Days Lane Primary School, Sidcup

  • Ref:KCC303-2046-14S
  • Posted:22/08/2019
  • Pay:Bexley Grade 7 (£24,462 - £25,809 FTE)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/09/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Within 2 weeks of closing date


We are looking to recruit an organised and efficient Finance Officer to ensure that all finance procedures are effectively followed and correctly processed.  You will be joining a friendly support team, working closely with the School Business Manager to ensure that the school remains compliant with statutory financial returns and that income and expenditure is processed promptly and accurately.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a hardworking, professional attitude, be self-motivated, with the ability to be patient, flexible and work well within the team. Prior experience of working a financial role in a school environment will be an advantage to the successful candidate.

The current position is being offered comparable to the historic role’s contract, however due to significant changes within the school, there may be scope to increase the number of weeks worked per year. This can be discussed at interview, and reviewed after a certain period once the successful candidate has been appointed. 

Currently the role is 36 hours per week, 38 term weeks & 2 weeks in summer per year. Pay is pro-rata accordingly to 40 weeks of the year.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the ‘Support Application Form’ attached and submit this alongside a letter (no longer than 1 page) explaining your suitability for the post to sbm@dayslaneprimary.co.uk. Alternatively, paper applications may be posted to the school, marked for the attention of Chris McCallum, School Business Manager.

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. Depending on the volume of applicants, it may be that we will only have time to respond to those who are successfully shortlisted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. 

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

The school reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate prior to the deadline of this advertisement, therefore applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as they are able.

Information about the school

Days Lane is a very popular and successful three form entry community school providing an inclusive, caring and stimulating learning environment for children aged three to eleven. The school has a tradition of high academic standards and offers an exciting range of enrichment and extra curriculum activities.

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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.