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We are looking to recruit an outstanding candidate to the post of Finance and Business Manager to work in our hub in Leybourne and manage KHNES's finance systems across our 6 hub county wide educational provision, providing business related support. The successful candidate will report to, and work closely with, the Executive Head teacher to maintain the financial stability of this crucial KCC service.
Along with all service finance aspects, the post holder will also lead the development of health and safety plans within the service and manage facilities and the service's site management staff.
FMS experience is essential and experience of line management of staff is highly desirable. A level of experience of H&S systems would also be a distinct advantage.
This role would ideally suit a creative finance professional with experience of educational systems and payroll processes. Although an experienced finance/business manager would thrive in this role, this post would also be a Launchpad for a creative and energetic finance officer in an educational setting that is looking for a challenge and to test their capacity alongside an experienced Executive Head teacher, and gain valuable experience. We are prepared to offer a competitive salary (to be finalised at interview) and a high degree of support (including from SFS professionals). Key attributes of the person that we are looking for are attention to detail, the ability to work to deadlines, under pressure at times and creatively when required.
This is a term time only contract plus two weeks to be worked in term holidays to coincide with month end dates in July and August and year end in April. The working hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm equating to 37 hours per week.
Kent Range 8-10 (pro rata), dependent upon experience.
Previous applicants need not apply
The Kent Health Needs Education Service (KHNES) operates from 1 residential unit (Oakfields) and 5 locally based hubs. Each hub has a mixture of teaching and other specialist staff and provides advice and guidance to schools and services on working with pupils with both mental health and physical health needs as well as the provision of shot term educational placements. Pupils are supported with their education in one of the specialist hubs either full or part time. These are intended to be short term placements, typically no more than 10-12 weeks and are provided as part of a supported reintegration programme. Access to E-learning and tuition in the service is also possible. This is an important appointment in the development of the service.
The purpose and ethos of the Kent Health Needs Education Service can be summarised in one very simple statement:
Ensuring continuity of education, through inclusion and support.
Kent Health Needs Education Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and take part in safer recruitment training. All posts within KHNES are subject to a satisfactory reference which will be obtained prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.
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