Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    October/November 2023

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 August 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,409.00 Annually (FTE) plus inner fringe allowance

Lead Finance Officer job summary

LEAD FINANCE OFFICER

CROXLEY DANES SCHOOL

37 hours per week

Term Time plus 5 INSET days plus two weeks holiday working

8.00am-4.00pm Monday-Thursday 8.00-3.30pm Friday including 30 minutes’ unpaid lunch break

H6.14: £25,409 + £951 fringe allowance FTE (pro rata)

Actual starting salary: £23,709.95 per annum 

Permanent, part-time contract

Start Date: October/November 2023



Core Purpose:

To administer the school’s finances and support the wider Trust finance team, providing outstanding

finance and administration support.



Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• To administer Croxley Danes finances and support the Trust’s Finance Manager in ensuring the efficient operation of the finance office

• Raising purchase orders

• Processing purchase ledger invoices and liaising with suppliers when queries arise.

• Sales Ledger administration

• ParentPay administration and reconciliation

• Reconcile school trips income and expenditure and provide information to the Trust for reconciliation

• Process all income on the Access Finance system

• Weekly bank reconciliation

• Process and check all direct debit payments

• Process and check all credit card transactions and reconcile each month

• Process journals as and when required

• 16-19 Bursary administration

• Assist with the collection and banking of cash

• Monitor student lunch debts contacting parents/carers as necessary

• Free School Meal checking on Solero

• Answer telephone queries 

• Support staff with finance related queries and provide training on the Access Finance System for new staff

• Process monthly changes for payroll

• Line management of part time finance assistant


We are looking for …

Knowledge, Experience and Training


Essential:

• Experience of working in a finance setting

• Excellent numeracy and literacy skills including English and Maths at GCSE

• A methodical, accurate and well-organised approach

• Flexibility to respond to the demands of the role

• Experienced Excel user

• Understanding of finance control and the importance of adhering to financial regulations

• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

• Positive outlook and willingness to work as part of a team

• Ability to communicate effectively with both adults and children 

• Ability to maintain physical and electronic records and files

• Experience of working in a busy office

• A friendly and business-like telephone manner

• Flexibility

• Understanding of the needs of students and teachers

• A self-starter and able to work independently, using their own initiative

• A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavors. We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’.

 

Desirable:

• Experience of working in a school environment using financial management systems e.g. Access Education Finance, Civica, PS Financials, RM, FMS or similar

• Book-keeping or accountancy qualification

• Experience of clerical and administrative work

• Experience of using an MIS database

• Experience of working in a school setting

• Experience of using ParentPay



We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school.

  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships

  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance


The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:  

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application.  

  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.

  • The vacancy closes at 9am Monday 02 October 2023, however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should suitable applicants be found. 

  • Interviews: Soon after the close date

  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please email: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk 

Website: www.croxleydanes.org.uk. / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk 

School Address: Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire WD3 3LR

E-mail:recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: 01923 589699



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About Croxley Danes School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
993 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Thank you for your interest in Croxley Danes School.

This is an extremely exciting time to join Croxley Danes School as in September 2020, the school opened its brand-new permanent accommodation at Baldwins Lane in Croxley Green, including a building with a capacity for over 1200 students. The permanent site for the school comprises 12.3 hectares. This far surpasses the need for a six-form entry school, therefore the space afforded to the students on site is, compared to other local schools, second to none. Furthermore, the permanent school building has been meticulously designed to ensure both students and staff experience a first-class learning environment.

The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School, Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School and Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all nine schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust whilst also contributing to the education of the first cohorts of students in a new school at an exciting stage in its development.

We are heavily over-subscribed with 840 students across Years 7-11 who are aspirational, confident and have excellent attitudes to learning. They are extremely proud of being the first cohorts of students in a brand-new school and excited about the future. Staff overwhelmingly report that they are delightful to teach and fun to have in the classroom. Their behaviour is excellent.

We look for talented and committed people and work hard to keep them, helping them to reach their full potential. In return we offer exceptional CPD opportunities.

You should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be hard working, flexible and professional. You should have high expectations of students, colleagues and yourself, displaying energy and enthusiasm in and out of the classroom, contributing to the school’s overall success. A willingness to contribute to other areas of school life would be welcome.

The staff team is a happy and stable one; the students are capable, conscientious and self-motivated learners. Have a look at our website's news pages to get a taste of the student experience or follow us on Twitter @croxleydanes.

The school is close to beautiful countryside - Google images of the Chess Valley for a taste - and on the Metropolitan line into London. A few minutes from Jct 18 of the M25, the school is close to towns regularly voted as some of the best places in the UK to live and raise a family and, although an affluent part of the country, there is plenty of affordable housing in nearby Watford and its surroundings.

I want Croxley Danes School to be outstanding and a strong part of the local community. If you share our commitment to educational excellence, we want to hear from you. If you choose to apply for a job with the Trust, you will join a happy, successful team whilst making a wise investment in your future career.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Danes Educational Trust
The Trust’s core values are:
• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together
• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it
• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result
• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools
• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all
• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

Websites - www.croxleydanes.org.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

Mr S Thompson
Headteacher

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