6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored



Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

P06 (Pt 40 £51,093.00 - Pt 43 £54,129.00)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

• Have experience of managing very large scale budgets not necessarily in education but you must have an understanding of education finance and a willingness to continue to learn adapt and grow.

• Be able to produce budgetary information for school leaders, the local authority and Governors in a way that they can understand.

• Be able to embed simple robust systems for payroll, invoice processing and all other financial functions.

• Have experience of gaining grants and other sums of money outside of allocated school funding.

• Have experience of leveraging purchasing power or reviewing contracts to seek best value for money.

• Understand and adhere to principals around the use and protection of public funds.

• Have a good understanding of accounting processes, and standards as set out in local authority, EFSA and DFE guidance.

• Be highly organised and able to deliver workstreams to tight deadlines.

• Have the ability to manage and motivate members of their team, and think of innovative solutions.

• Be able to develop and streamline customer and results focused systems and processes.

• Be able to develop strong professional relationships with all school staff.

• Have a customer focused approach with high standards and expectations.

• Be able to provide support and advice around aspects of financial management and processes.

• Be passionate about providing a service that proactively supports the daily operation of the school and is in line with financial regulations and schools wider regulatory framework.

• Have accountability on the day to use and management of the Schools finance systems and processes.

• Be qualified, part qualified, or undertaking either an Accountancy/Business management or other relevant qualification (e.g. ADSBM, CIPFA, AAT, ACCA, CIMA).

• Have accountability for the management and upkeep of the schools contracts register making sure that the SBM is kept up to date with contract terms and renewal dates so that the appropriate tenders and quotations can be sought.

• Own the budgetary process for both schools.

• Assist in the seeking of quotations and preparation of tender documentation.

• Support the School Business Manager and other key staff with the preparation of funding applications.

• Liaise with the Local authority and other funding bodies to make sure all funding is received and in line with projections.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

• An Outstanding school (Ofsted 2024).

• A school where we get to know our students and staff well, find out what they are good at and develop their talents.

• A professional, friendly and supportive working environment.

• The opportunity to access a wide range of CPD opportunities within and beyond school.

• A school which understands the importance of staff well-being and workload management.

• An experienced School Business Manager, with a track record of supporting staff to develop their careers.

• Work as a member of the core staff leadership team, developing your skills and making an impact to the lives of our students.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
2325 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Welcome to Barking Abbey school and thank you for expressing an interest in applying for a position here.

For me there are three simple things that I want us to achieve at Barking Abbey school.

First, our motto ‘Give and Expect the best’ leads us to want to be the best in everything we do. We have some of the best results in the area, we have pupils at the best universities, we have the most pupils on apprenticeships in the entire country, we have basketball players in the best leagues and so much more. We have all of this because we push our pupils and each other to excel. All of us try to be our best every day.

Second, I firmly believe that if you can’t see it you can’t be it. We want to give our pupils the chance to see successful people of every religion, colour and background whilst they are at school. Whatever their dreams
we want to support them and provide the networks and contacts to help them to achieve.

Finally, we want our pupils to have a voice in the world. To be confident enough to express their views and also to have the knowledge to be able to make an effective contribution. The more you know the more
powerful you can be in the world.

Sir Tim Brighouse said “If a teacher makes the weather the school creates the climate.” and I firmly believe this. It is our role as a leadership team to create the best possible learning environment for our teachers
to teach in. In return we expect the best possible teaching from them and our results show this over time.

We have created systems and structures that support high quality learning, whilst minimising workload and maximising impact.
Our recent Ofsted report indicated that the school could be judged outstanding and so we are expecting them back to confirm this view. The report states; “Pupils learn and achieve very well. Pupils across both sites
are happy and safe at Barking Abbey School. Pupils are motivated to work hard and enjoy positive working relationships with staff. Students new to the sixth form commented on how welcoming, inclusive and diverse
the community is. Teachers feel listened to and well supported.” (Ofsted, December 2022)

If you share our ethos and values and absolutely believe in the potential of all young people then we can offer you the chance to make a difference and change our community for the better, and look forward to receiving
your application form and welcoming you to our school.

Arranging a visit to Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk.

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