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Finance /HR Administrative Officer - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-315S
  • Posted:04/10/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 (£19,723 to £20,893) pro-rata
  • Start Date:November 2021
  • App Close Date:03/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We are seeking to appoint a friendly, enthusiastic and skilled administrator to join our outstanding organisation from November 2021, to fulfil the role of Finance and HR Administrative Officer. This post is for 37 hours per week, Kent Range 5 (£19,723 to £20,893) pro-rata, depending on experience. Working days will be Monday to Friday and start and finish times will be confirmed on appointment.

The post holder will be supporting the Finance Department and Personnel Officer and will be responsible for a variety of Finance and HR administrative tasks.

The postholder is required to work 42 weeks per year (Term-time plus three weeks). In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day. 

The successful candidate should possess GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent), Grade C or above. They must be flexible in their approach to work, self-motivated and be able to prioritise their work effectively in order to meet deadlines. They will also need to possess good interpersonal qualities, strong communication skills and be computer literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and strong excel skills. Knowledge of SIMS.net and previous experience of working in a school environment would be advantageous, although not essential as training will be provided.  A flexible nature, attention to detail and a professional attitude is paramount.

The successful applicant will provide support in a variety of tasks across both the Finance & Personnel offices These may include supporting with the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, processing timesheets, supporting the payroll function, maintaining personnel records on SIMS, monitoring and recording staff absences and supporting with staff recruitment. They may also provide support to the wider administrative team and Leadership team as the need arises. Their specific role may vary depending on their skills and experience. A formal job description will be agreed prior to appointment.

Informal visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the Director of Finance and Resources, Carole Rough, in order to discuss the post and obtain further details.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

The benefits of working at Ifield School are:

  • Working within a supportive and caring environment
  • Career development, with many opportunities for learning and training
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards, KCC Employee Benefit Scheme
  • Automatic enrolment in Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A strong focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing with access to resources and services
  • A confidential support line which provides free counselling, support/advice on a wide array of areas

For further information about the school, please visit the school website, Ifieldschool.com or contact Leigh Picton on 01474-365485.

Information about the school

Ifield school is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe, and complex needs. Almost half of all our pupils have a diagnosis of autism and speech and language difficulties whilst some have complex medical needs. By joining our school cohort, you will work in a variety of environments, no two days are the same.

A unique and outstanding school, located on an attractive and spacious 9-acre site with 6 acres of managed woodland area. We believe that our highly skilled teaching assistants make a positive and valuable contribution to the lives of children with profound, severe, and complex needs, each and every day.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KsENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Abigail Birch
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: lpicton@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).