Vacancy: Finance Officer

Finance Officer

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

Surrey Grade S5
£ 24,977 – £ 26,886 FTE
Pro-rata £ 21,488 – £ 23,130
Pay award pending 1st April 2024

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual with financial administration experience, to join our vibrant and supportive team. You will be engaged in a variety of tasks, as well as providing day-to-day support and back up for the School Finance Manager.

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:

• Assisting the Finance Manager with the operating and monitoring of all school accounts and ensuring the safe receipt and handling of all monies and the reconciliation of transactions.
• Management of the weekly BACS payment process.
• Overseeing the process of wider ordering and payments within the department, ensuring it is carried out with the assistance of other members of the finance team.
• Working as part of a team processing invoices, ensuring accuracy and prompt resolution of queries.
• Input and responsibility for transactions relating to bank statements and receipts.
• Responsibility for managing the financial element of lettings on our school premises.
• Interacting with school staff, suppliers, agencies and parents as necessary

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.

Note: A CV is not acceptable

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