Finance Manager - Term Time

Fordcombe CEP School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3313-82S
  • Posted:29/06/2020
  • Pay:£18704-£20121 depending on experience
  • Start Date:1 September 2020
  • App Close Date:10/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Morning of Thursday 16th July


Finance Manager Vacancy

15 hours per week, term-time only plus 2 weeks in school holidays

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to work at Fordcombe Primary School, part of the Tenax Schools Trust. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and adaptable finance professional to support the school’s Headteacher and Tenax Chief Finance Officer with the processing and management of school’s finances. Reporting to the CFO and working closely with the Headteacher and school office staff, the successful candidate will carry out core accounts processing and financial management for the school. You will be a person of integrity, extremely well organised, adaptable and be able to maintain confidentiality. This is a role for 15 hours per week (hours/days to be mutually agreed, with some flexibility) and based at Fordcombe Primary School.

Experience of working in a finance administration role is essential, as is a keen eye for detail, ability to work to deadlines, excellent numeracy skills, and a good working knowledge of MS Excel, and ideally finance systems especially Capita SIMS Financial Management System. Accountancy qualification or at least experience of working in a finance role desirable.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the post before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Dottridge, Tenax CFO,  by telephone: 01892 521595 or email: dottridge@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk

Completed Application Forms should be submitted online via Kent Teach by the closing date 12 noon, Friday 10 July 2020.  No CVs will be accepted.

Further details included in the Job Description.

The Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to vetting checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Information about the school

We are a small, half-form entry primary school situated in the beautiful Kent countryside. The school hall is in the Victorian part of the building and most of the classrooms are in a newer purpose built extension. We have a great library space as we believe all children should have the opportunity to read widely and be reading for pleasure. We are small team that believes we should be doing ‘big school things’. Beyond the core curriculum, our current focus is music, French, PE and developing teacher expertise in computing. The focus has changed and evolved as each new member of staff has joined us bringing with them different passions and skills. We share our high academic expectations with all our staff, parents and young people: we work hard as a group so that all pupils achieve well. More than this, we believe a primary school should be a place where children start to learn who they are, start to learn who they want to be and start to learn how they are going to live their lives.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr C Blackburn
  • Address:Fordcombe CEP School, The Green, Fordcombe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RY
  • Telephone: (01892) 740224
  • Email: office@fordcombe.kent.sch.uk

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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.