4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

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  • 37.5 hours over 40 weeks a year with the option to work 0.8 part time option will be considered.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Job/Person Summary

We currently have a vacancy for a Federation Finance Operations Manager to join our vibrant and inclusive Federation. This role is a crucial leadership role at the heart of our Federation. You will lead our brilliant admin team, work alongside our Executive Headteacher to manage the Federation budget and support the leadership team with financial insight and operational strategy.

You do not need experience of working in schools, however this would be an advantage, but you must have relevant financial and team management / leadership experience. You must be proactive, positive and be a person who can thrive in a busy and inclusive workplace.

Person Specification

Please apply if you are…

  • A good communicator who can relate well to all school stakeholders including School Governors
  • Well organised with high standards and excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic, positive, friendly, reliable, discreet, honest and hard-working
  • Able to create and improve systems and processes across our organisation
  • Able to manage and prioritise a varied workload and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Committed to ensuring equality standards
  • Committed to improving yourself through reflection and training

Main Duties

  • Support the Executive Headteacher in their non-teaching responsibilities related to Federation leadership, administration and management.
  • Prepare an annual budget for approval by the Executive Headteacher, Governing Body and Local Authority
  • Identifying any causes (or potential causes) of significant variances to the budget and to recommend prompt corrective action, to ensure financial goals, targets and budgets are met.
  • Provide a broad authoritative knowledge and extensive practical experience of similar finance and/or office administration background, using this experience to influence decisions and communicate effectively to the school leadership team and governing body.
  • Take overall responsibility for providing recommendations/guidance on a range of HR issues, such as managing absence, working conditions, and long service entitlement
  • Work alongside the Federation Premises Operations Manager to oversee the external contractual arrangements for cleaning

What the school offers its staff

Stoke Hill Federation is a thriving, popular and busy Federation that operates across two schools, our Infant School and our Junior School.

Stoke Hill Vision:

“We work together to make Stoke Hill a great place to learn, work and play”

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow full safer recruitment procedures, and this role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure. Please note shortlisted candidates are required to complete a disclosure form and we will seek references at this stage. Our safeguarding and child protection policy is available on our website.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Applying for the job

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About Stoke Hill Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
354 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01392 667830

We are a happy, busy federation with a vibrant multicultural dimension and inspiring outdoor environments. Our children are delightful, full of fun and with so much potential. Our staff are a great team of people who work together to support one another to achieve the very best for the children.

Arranging a visit to Stoke Hill Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email melissa.barton@stokehill.devon.sch.uk.

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