All Locations
Weymouth
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
£26,421 – £30,296 PA (Full Time Equivalent)
What is the vacancy type for this advertVacancy Type:
Permanent
Function:
School Support Staff
EmployerEmployer:
Compass Centre
Job Working PatternJob Working Pattern:
Full time

About The Role

Senior Finance Officer:  Permanent, Full or Part Time. 

Hours: By negotiation up to 37 hours per week. 

Paid Weeks: 52 weeks per year

 Annualised hours contract, the majority of which will be worked during term time and due to the nature of the establishment annual leave must be taken during school holidays.

Salary Scale:  Grade 8, points 12-20 £26,421 – £30,296 PA (Full Time Equivalent – Pay Award pending)

 Compass Learning Centre is looking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic Senior Finance Officer to work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure proper control and planning of the school’s finances.

This is an exciting opportunity for a finance management professional who is looking for a new challenge and a career in education finance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient operation and development of all finance services within the school.  Working with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team you will oversee and manage the day-to-day finances of the school, prepare and submit financial records for examination by the Governing Body and external bodies (eg Local Authority, Ofsted etc), and prepare bids / reports to access external funding streams.

While prior experience in school finance is beneficial, it is not essential as training and support on our financial software will be provided. The ideal candidate should possess a willingness to learn, confidence in Microsoft Word and Excel, excellent organisational skills, a proactive attitude, keen attention to detail, and high self-motivation. Joining our welcoming and supportive team environment, the successful applicant will play a pivotal role in our school community.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are confident and work well as part of a team;
  • Are highly organised and have the ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines;
  • Are able to present data and information on the school budget and finances to Governors and senior staff;
  • Have experience of strategic financial management / planning.
  • Can contribute at Governor and leadership meetings
  • Are able to work on their own initiative with excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills, and willingness to work flexibly

The young people we educate have struggled to maintain a place in mainstream school and come to us with a variety of additional needs. Our challenge is to help them build the confidence, knowledge and skills to unlock their potential.  If you are a good team player, who is motivated, patient, resilient, understanding and this may be the job for you. You will be joining an outstanding, hardworking and friendly team of staff.

If you think this post could be for you then come and visit us – see what we’re about and how we work, or give us a call to discuss the post further.

Please contact Michelle Nokes, Heads PA in the first instance –

Tel:  01305 – 206530                         email: [email protected]

NB: The school closes for the half term holiday on Friday 24 May.

Further details including a job description and person specification are included in the attached Information for Applicants, however if you have any questions or would like to discuss this position please contact Michelle Nokes, Heads PA on 01305 – 206530.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on Sunday 2 June 2024.

Further Information

Compass Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share.  The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure & Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.  We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please ensure that your application is completed in full, listing and detailing all qualifications from secondary school up to the most recent qualifications gained and a full employment history is stated from school until present day.

Compass Learning Centre will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and includes appropriate paid annual leave and bank holiday entitlements.

The salary quoted is the annual salary for the position at the time of advert. The salary will be paid in equal monthly instalments and will be adjusted at the start of employment and again if leaving part way through the school year to ensure the correct salary is received for the work completed in an academic year.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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