Finance Officer

Heckmondwike Grammar School, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH

This job expired on 28 November 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 November 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 30 hours per week, preferably over 5 days, all year round, or term time only plus 3 weeks. Please state your preferred working pattern on completed application form. Working pattern to be agreed.

Contract type


Pay scale

Range 16 (SCP 16-20) (£24,432 - £26,446) – Pay award pending

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an energetic, talented, highly motivated and suitably experienced professional?

Then this will be the job for you.

This post provides a unique opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 grammar school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students.

With a revenue budget of about £8m, and around 1,500 pupils our education provision is largely funded through government grant. As well as grant funding we collect a significant amount of money and transactions via ParentPay, a portal for requesting payments from parents for their child’s school meals, trips and other additional resources. We also generate cash through impressive fundraising.

The Business Office Team is made up of the Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director, two Finance Officers, Payroll & HR Officer and a Recruitment & HR Officer. We run our own payroll and Human Resources functions and pride ourselves in the provision of a high quality financial support service.

Our clients include students, teachers and operational staff but we also work with a wide range of suppliers and external agencies.

Experience of working in a school is not essential but to be successful in this role, you will need to be able to work with young people of all ages. An understanding of academy or school funding would be helpful but is not essential. Like other schools, we face significant financial challenges but are confident that we will continue to manage these effectively.

  • Finance experience
  • Strong mathematical and spreadsheet skills
  • Experience of liaising with external suppliers
  • Demonstrate a high standard of customer service
  • A good standard of literacy
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise own workload
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work well as part of a team, as well as on your own initiative
  • Suitability to work with children

What the school offers its staff

Interesting work as a key member of a supportive team

  • A learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally
  • A vibrant, supportive community of like-minded individuals
  • A competitive salary and membership to a Local Government pension scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement:

Heckmondwike Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Heckmondwike Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1553 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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