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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other leadership roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 28 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £36,945 - £38,560 pa inclusive

Pay scale

Grade 11

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Registration

  • English and Maths GCSE Grade A – C or equivalent
  • At least two full years carrying out a broadly similar or equivalent role in a state-maintained primary school
  • Ability to use FMS (or similar) and Microsoft Office 365
  • Experience of managing teams
  • The right to work in the UK
  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A sound understanding of financial management arrangements in maintained schools and of the operational, strategic and legal responsibilities involved. The ability to meet these responsibilities.
  • A sound understanding of the requirements for school premises compliance and the ability to meet these responsibilities
  • The ability to communicate to a very high standard using an appropriate level of professional business English in writing and verbally
  • The ability to use a wide range of online systems to fulfil the requirements of the role
  • The willingness and ability to learn new online and in-school systems within a reasonable timeframe with appropriate training
  • The willingness and ability to become familiar with aspects of other roles in order to effectively monitor and report on them
  • The ability to organise own workload, anticipating future pressures and deadlines
  • The ability to identify, request and take part in appropriate CPD to maintain skills
  • A well-developed ability to work on initiative and to react quickly and appropriately to dynamic situations
  • The ability to exercise a high level of discretion and confidentiality in all aspects of the role
  • The willingness and ability to work outside of normal office hours on occasion
  • The ability to integrate fully as part of a small mutually-supportive team

What the school offers its staff

Montpelier Primary School is a large, diverse and dynamic primary school situated in a beautiful, leafy area of West London and benefitting from excellent transport connections.

We constantly strive to build on excellence and achieve the absolute best outcomes for all our pupils. The opportunity has arisen for an experienced and ambitious leader to take on the key role of Finance and Operations Manager. Candidates will find that the school is in a stable financial position and that the premises are maintained to an excellent standard. We are passionate about the future of our school and ensuring it continues to evolve and improve over time. The current postholder is very keen to support a smooth transition with the successful applicant, once appointed.

We are looking to appoint a Finance and Operations Manager with key responsibilities for finance, premises, IT and site management. For the right candidate, there will be future opportunities to progress and take on a more diverse range of responsibilities, such as HR, administration and other areas of compliance.

If you have significant financial experience, preferably in the education sector or from business, and want to be part of our successful team then please consider applying. Primarily you will be responsible for the effective management, reporting and monitoring of the school’s finances. In addition, you will lead on premises, IT, capital works and projects for the school under the guidance of the co-headteachers.

We wish to appoint a candidate with excellent financial management experience, a self-starting and solution-focused mindset and the appropriate skills to lead and support the site manager and finance officer in the first instance. The successful post holder will oversee existing systems, refining and establishing new ones where appropriate. The role requires someone with strong stakeholder management skills as there are many external contracts and relationships to maintain.

At Montpelier Primary School all staff interact with pupils and colleagues daily and this role should not be perceived as an office-based job. It is a unique opportunity to shape the future of a successful primary school and to make a positive contribution to the wider Montpelier community in collaboration with an established, cohesive and supportive leadership team.

The successful candidate will be expected to arrange their annual leave so that there is always someone on site to liaise with contractors and lettees, i.e. to co-ordinate with the site manager’s annual leave.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required - prior to interview - to complete a self-declaration form, declaring any criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.

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About Montpelier Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
674 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
020 8997 5855

Montpelier School is an established and highly successful school, situated in central Ealing. Our constant aim is to enable a stimulating, challenging and creative learning environment, where opportunities for extending children’s learning can be harnessed and developed.

Montpelier is an innovative centre of education excellence where diversity is recognised and our children, staff, parents, governors, and community have an opportunity to grow and develop in a happy, supportive, purposeful and well balanced environment in which every individual contribution is valued. Within the context of belonging, aspiration, safety, identity, challenge and success, our core purpose always focuses upon teaching, learning and outcomes.

If you're searching for your first teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team

Arranging a visit to Montpelier Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@montpelier.ealing.sch.uk.

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