Vacancy: Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

Required immediately
Term-time only 36 hrs a week (min 39 weeks per year)

Surrey Pay PS4

£ 22,475 – 24,193 FTE
Pro-rata £ 19,335 – £ 20,813
Pay award pending 1st April 2024

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual, ideally with purchase ledger experience, to join our vibrant and supportive team. Your previous experience will enable you to effectively undertake a variety of essential tasks in ensuring the efficiency of our school finance operations.

We welcome applicants who would like to visit the school and discuss this position before applying.

The role will comprise of, but is not limited to, activities and responsibilities such as:

• The effective administration of requisition and order processing.
• Ensuring the efficient input and processing of invoices.
• Responsibility for overseeing and actioning of communications to the Finance department.
• Undertaking regular banking administration tasks.
• Interacting with school staff, suppliers, agencies and parents as necessary.
• General administration tasks for the department.

Applicants must have a flexible approach to work, be of smart appearance and have excellent IT and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Previous experience within a financial background and a knowledge of basic financial principles is essential. Ideally, experience within an education background is desirable. Full training on school systems will be provided, if required.

Ofsted November 2023 quote: ‘This is an inclusive school, with high expectations for pupils’ conduct and achievement.'

Applicants should also include a statement of application outlining their suitability for the post in relation to the job description and person specification, with two sides of A4 as a maximum.

Applications must be emailed to Mrs L Rutland, Headteachers PA at


Closing Date:    22nd March 2024

Interview date:      to be confirmed
                                   (this school reserves the right to interview promptly should a suitable candidate apply)

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Shortlisted applicants will be required to supply details of any unspent convictions and conditional cautions and any spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended).

If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

The Winston Churchill School Child Protection Policy can be found here