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Finance Officer - Term Time

Grove Park Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2595-69S
  • Posted:06/04/2021
  • Pay:KR 5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/04/2021 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Grove Park Academies consists of Grove Park Primary School (two form entry primary school) and Aspire School (Special) which is a free special school which was officially opened in September 2020. Grove Park Primary School has a published admission intake number of 420 pupils and currently has 412 pupils on roll. Aspire School currently has 18 pupils on roll and will grow over the next few years to a capacity of 168 pupils.

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are looking to appoint an exceptional and experienced Finance Officer to support the Central Services Finance Team and who has the necessary skills and personal qualities to contribute to the vision of the finance function in providing a high quality financial service to Grove Park Academies Trust on a day to day basis.

 

The main job purposes are:

  • Assist to maintain the effective and efficient management and operation of the Trust’s finance, accounting and budgeting systems and controls in accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook, Trust policies and best practice.

 

  • Provide a full range of financial and administrative support to the Trust Business Manager and the Trust to ensure the development, implementation and maintenance of financial initiatives and systems.

 

The above will assist to deliver the best possible outcomes to stakeholders to facilitate efficient and effective service and teaching and learning across the Trust.

 

This is a transactional role and the Finance Officer‘s main roles will be to undertake the following in an efficient and timely manner:

  • Raising/Processing Orders and Invoices
  • Preparation of Payments
  • Accounts Reconciliation
  • Month End Processes

 

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Experience of working in a school
  • A real passion for working in a finance and educational environment
  • Experience using financial management systems
  • High level of computer literacy including using Microsoft Office especially Excel.

 

The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our pupils. You will relish the challenge of being part of a successful Team and will need:

  • Excellent organisation skills and flexibility
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (mostly with staff and suppliers)
  • Excellent attention to detail, be thorough, methodical and accurate
  • Ability to work as part of a Team
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and direction and be pro-active
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm, approachable and work in a professional manner with a ‘can do’ approach

 

If you are interested in the above post, please complete the application form and send to: recruitment@groveparkacademies.org

 

Please note that we only accept application forms and we will not be able to register your interest in this post if you only send us your CV.

 

Grove Park Academies is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Information about the school

Information about Grove Park Primary

Grove Park Primary School is part of Grove Park Academies, which is a multi-academy trust consisting of one mainstream primary school and Aspire School (Special), currently under development, both situated in Sittingbourne in very close proximity to each other. The trust was established in 2012, which consisted of Grove Park Primary School and was granted permission to open a free special school in 2016. The primary school was inspected in 2017 and maintained its ‘Good’ grading and reflected our ethos, ‘The continued success of the school is based on your detailed knowledge of your pupils, an unwavering determination to help them achieve well, and hardworking, dedicated staff.’ (Ofsted October 2017) The trust is built around the following principles; • A place where everyone feels valued and respected. • Schools that offer a warm, happy, calm, safe atmosphere where everyone enjoys learning and working together. • Where learning and teaching sits at the heart of everything, it does. • An ethos that celebrates all achievements and recognises individual successes. • Schools that have consistently high expectations for all and where academic achievement is not seen as the only measure of success.

The staff regard schools within this trust as an opportunity to fully develop potential through well-structured learning and nurturing environment where the pupils can grow and thrive. ‘Growing Towards the Future’

Grove Park is a two form entry primary school set in extensive grounds serving 420 pupils. We have excellent facilities and an excellent team of teachers and support staff, who work tirelessly to meet the needs of our pupils and community.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 436063

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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.