FINANCE MANAGER 12 months fixed term - maternity cover

Worthing, West Sussex
£23,935 - £29,854 pa £25,991 - £32,234 pa (pro rata £22,992 - £28,514)
10 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Education, Finance
Contract Type
Fixed term , Permanent
Full Time

FINANCE MANAGER 12 months fixed term - maternity cover

Secondments welcomed – from January 2021

SALARY: NJC GRADE 8/9 points 20-28

£23,935 - £29,854 pa £25,991 - £32,234 pa (pro rata £22,992 - £28,514

HOURS: Full-time – term time only plus 2 weeks to be worked in school holidays

37 hours per week - from January 2021

We are seeking an outstanding individual to cover for our Finance Manager who starts maternity leave in February.

The postholder be qualified to AAT Level 3. They will play a key role in assisting the Business Development Manager to deliver an outstanding financial service to the Trust. They will prepare financial reports, including assisting with the year-end accounting process and annual budget setting. They will maintain the Trust’s financial processes and systems including control of non-restrictive income and expenditure (School Fund).

The successful candidate will have:

  • up-to-date knowledge and experience of managing ESFA/Academy funding in schools
  • confidence in dealing with charity accounting requirements and reporting arrangements
  • a confident personality with a can-do approach
  • good oral and written communication skills with all stakeholders
  • strong problem solving skills
  • an ability to respond to challenging circumstances in a positive manner
  • a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and  Outlook - supported by achievement of ECDL or similar
  • experience of managing a procurement process
  • experience of managing and motivating an effective team.
  • and ideally a knowledge of SIMS, FMS, SIMS Finance and Wisepay

If you feel you have the necessary skills for this position and would like further information, an application form and job description can be downloaded from the links on the school website at or from the school by phoning 01903 237864.  Further information about the school and details of how to apply can also be obtained from the school website.

Completed applications should be sent to Mr Panayiotou, Headteacher, at the address below or emailed to

Closing date for applications is Monday 30 November 2020 at 9am - an early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Interviews will be held on Friday 4 December 2020 in person, covid safe interviews will be organised but candidates can attend by ZOOM if necessary for self-isolation reasons.

Please note, because of the nature of this job, if you are successful in your application you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with barred list check.  This will be done by means of applying for a DBS certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, spent or unspent.  Clearance will be obtained before employment commences.

South Downs Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

  • Worthing High School & Clapham and Patching C of E Primary school are part of SDET, which is an academy trust and a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 8276210. The Registered Office is at: South Farm Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7AR. We recognise continuous service from academy/non-academy schools

Similar jobs

Similar jobs