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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, flexible: 25-36 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term time plus 1 week) Option to work from home one day a week.

Contract type

Fixed term - Until August 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,005 - £30,542

Actual salary

£17,003 - £26,703

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Education, Training and Experience

  • Evidence of Further Education (e.g. A Level, college course etc.)
  • GCSE English and Maths at Level 4 (Grade C) or above
  • Excellent IT literacy
  • Experience in an educational environment
  • Financial acumen
  • Accuracy and high attention to detail
  • Organised, forward planner
  • Critical thinker
  • Positive and solution-focused
  • Flexible, able to prioritise and manage time effectively and within deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Reflective, approachable and have a sense of humour
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, establishing good working relationships with a wide range of people including students, parents, governors, and colleagues

Knowledge, Aptitude & Skills

Personal Qualities

What the school offers its staff

Term Time only (plus 1 week)

Reduced on site nursery fees for staff

Working from home 1 day a week

Further details about the role

Job Purpose

  • Administer the financial aspects of educational trips, visits and activities across the school, working closely with the Business Support Officer
  • Be responsible for the Ashcombe sales ledger, raising invoices to our external hirers and nursery customers
  • Manage the school parent payment portal
  • Administer the finances for The Ashcombe Trust, a charitable arm of The Ashcombe School
  • Support the work of the SESSET CFO, for example in preparing the regular Management Accounts, preparation for the annual external audit and assisting with external regulatory returns
  • Support the work of the Ashcombe Finance Officer in the financial management of activities such as the Chatterbox Nursery, Dorking Schools Partnership and 14-19 ALP which are run by Ashcombe on behalf of SESSET

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake and Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We will also carry out an online search about you for information that is publicly available including social media accounts.

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About The Ashcombe School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1478 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Ashcombe School is a high-achieving genuinely comprehensive school with a very successful Sixth Form and is a vibrant and inspiring place to work. We continually look to support exceptional pastoral care, high levels of attainment across the ability range and provide an enviable range of extra-curricular activities to prepare and enable young people to lead fulfilled lives.

We are ambitious for all our students and staff and each year are proud to have a strong cohort who not only go on to the most prestigious universities and courses, but to a range of other challenging and high-quality opportunities. We have an unwavering commitment to inclusion to ensure that every young person who comes into the school is supported and challenged to reach their potential.

Located in Dorking in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills, with excellent travel connections, the school has well-resourced teaching facilities for all subjects. The school is continuing a significant and innovative programme of modernisation and improvement to classrooms, communal spaces, dining areas and sports facilities, ensuring a stimulating and inspirational environment for staff and students.

Working at The Ashcombe is challenging and rewarding and ensures the school enjoys a strong level of staff retention.

10 Reasons to join us at The Ashcombe School

Excellent ECT programme including salary backdated to August
Visible, active, and supportive Senior Leadership Team
Students who are enthusiastic, fun, and respectful
A whole staff team which is inclusive and welcoming
A school which is highly valued by parents and has a clear place in the community
Career development programme for all staff
Part of a small independent MAT with opportunities to work with colleagues from two secondary schools
A wide-ranging offer of extracurricular activities and trip opportunities
Additional benefits including staff gym, free lunches for duty and INSET
Work-life and family-friendly policies

Arranging a visit to The Ashcombe School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk.

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