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  • Start date details

    July 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£48,474.00 - £51,515.00 Annually (FTE)

Strategic Finance Manager job summary


To give strategic vision and leadership to all aspects of finance.

To lead, operate, maintain and develop the financial procedures and systems of the school.

Together with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors, ensuring that legal requirements with regard to finance are maintained.

To manage the school finance team.

To play a central role in advising the Senior Leadership Team and Governors on finance matters.

To liaise with the Diocesan Education Service, Local Authority and other external bodies as appropriate.

To ensure that the School remains financially viable and can be run in an efficient and effective manner.


Ensure the school has appropriate financial systems in place.

Ensure that financial transactions are carried out in an appropriate manner and provide assurance that the financial regulations of the ESFA and the Academy are observed.

To prepare, in conjunction with the Headteacher, Senior Management Team, the School’s annual budget. To manage, monitor and report accordingly to the Board’s Finance Committee.

To prepare regular management accounts to monitor income and expenditure against the budget.

To carry out regular budget monitoring and forecasting and investigate any variances arising.

To prepare year end schedules, including the reporting of adjustments for accruals and prepayments.

Support staff responsible for delegated budgets with procedures and systems which enable them to effectively monitor these budgets and to provide training, advice and updates as appropriate.

To ensure that computerised records, written documentation and general information are maintained and secured.

To develop and implement appropriate admin/finance systems to support the aims of the School.

To carry out financial analysis on all income and expenditure streams ensuring the accounts are used as a mechanism for informing the wider process of the budgetary cycle of consultation, decision making, monitoring and review.

To take responsibility for initiating and managing audit procedures as required.

To attend and report to Trust Board committee meetings for Finance and any other committees as required.

To monitor and control capital expenditure on buildings and grounds, in liaison with the Estates Manager

To manage the School’s bank accounts.

To manage the School’s cash flow.

To oversee staff financial and payroll data.

To respond to requests for financial information from external bodies.

To prepare schedules for lease payments.

Advise the Governors and Headteacher on the resourcing needs of the School including the cost of new initiatives and the scope for efficiencies.

Promote fair competition through quotations and tenders to ensure that goods and services are secured in the most economic, efficient and effective way.

To ensure the proper function of the ordering system and linkage with the budget.

To ensure the comprehensive Fixed Asset register meets external audit and continuity plan.

Recognise and explore all new funding/income opportunities and ensure funding/income is maximised to enable the School to achieve both short and long term strategies.

To lead the Finance Team ensuring the effective running of finance procedures.

To take delegated responsibility for financial decisions following appropriate discussions with the Headteacher.

Lead on the annual statutory audit of the Academy’s accounts and ensure the approvals process for timely submission of annual statutory accounts, VAT returns and EFA submissions


To support the ethos of the school.

To support the School’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the Academy.

To undertake such duties and work hours as agreed with the Headteacher and carry out duties as may be required from time to time as detailed by the Headteacher.

To contribute to the review, updating, writing and implementation of finance policies.

To carry out duties of the post in accordance with relevant legislation as well as Governing Body policy.

To supervise the annual audit of equipment, furnishings and furniture, keep records, and ensure all records are in good order.

To secure adequate, appropriate and securely maintained insurance cover, for all aspects of the school business.

To ensure that confidentiality is maintained in line with agreed policies and protocols.

To take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up to date with research and developments related to school efficiency.

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Local Government pension scheme.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Subsidised on-site gym memberships.

We reserve the right to close posts at any time once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Woodrush High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form. All successful candidates invited to interview will be subject to additional online searches.. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role

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.

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About Woodrush High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1006 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Situated in a pleasant suburban area on the borders of Birmingham, Solihull and Worcestershire (only 5 minutes from Junction 3 of the M42), Woodrush High School is an oversubscribed 11-18 mixed Academy and has an excellent reputation locally and nationally. We are a designated Training School committed to educational innovation and we enjoy working partnerships with many schools locally and across the region.

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