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Finance Manager - Part-time

St John's CEP School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3037-62S
  • Posted:09/07/2020
  • Pay:KR7
  • Start Date:1 September 2020
  • App Close Date:20/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:23 July 2020


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and adaptable finance professional to support the Headteacher with the processing and management of school’s finances.

To provide an effective financial and administrative service to support and enhance the running of a one form entry primary school in accordance with KCC Financial Regulations.  Provide timely and accurate information to the Headteacher and Governing Body as required.


18 hours/week, term time only plus 2 weeks in school holidays (ideally split over 3 days)


Kent Range 7

Disclosure Level


Closing Date

Mon 20 July 2020 at midday


Thurs 23 July 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than 5pm Tues 21 July 2020


Key duties and responsibilities:

Formatting salary proposals in line with the School Development Plan for the Financial Sub-Committee in order to co-ordinate an annual budget of income and expenditure at the school.

Maintaining and monitoring all budgets and presenting regular management reports to ensure efficient and effective control of income and expenditure.

Preparation and implementation of business plans to ensure strategic development of the school to a high standard, measurable by internal and external criteria in conjunction with Headteacher.

Ensuring that the school complies with statutory requirements from the DfES, KCC, Governing Body and other agencies.

Negotiating contracts and tenders to ensure the most efficient use of resources to ensure best value for money at all times.

Supervise the Administrative Officer.  Conduct appraisals for TCP and identify and recommend developmental training to ensure that an efficient and effective service is provided to support staff, pupils, parents and Governors.

Support the Headteacher in a consultative and administrative capacity in matters of Finance and administration to provide an objective and informed view to aid decision making.

Prepare, implement and reconcile all financial transactions relating to the school’s income and expenditure, to ensure compliance with legal requirements and KCC Financial Regulations.

Oversee, authorise and timetable the letting of the school premises and, where necessary, follow up and solve problems on behalf of the school and its clients, in order to capitalise on the school’s property assets and generate additional income.

Manage and take responsibility for all accounting procedures in relation to the School Fund and Standard’s Fund ensuring that all KCC audit requirements are met.

Information about the school

St John’s is a small town school of 214 pupils split across seven classes. It is a voluntary controlled school with close links to St John’s Church.

St John’s Primary School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Posts are subject to enhanced application to the Disclosure and Barring Service plus verification of the right to work in the UK, and satisfactory references.

Job Contact Information


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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.