A fantastic opportunity has arisen to assist the School Business Leader and senior leadership team (SLT) in formulating and establishing the policies, systems and procedures through which effective financial management will be achieved, including development of resource plans as required.

Overseeing the effective deployment of staff within the area of responsibility and assisting with their appraisal, training and induction.

Responsibilities:

• In consultation with School Business Leader, prepare the schedules and booking confirmations of all services to the school, provide reports on a monthly basis outlining performance.
• Provide budget holders with monthly updates of their accounts and advise them on matters relating to their budget/s.
• Assist in the pursuit of income and sponsorship generation opportunities including the preparation and submission of applications and bids.
• Be responsible for cash flow projections and all elements of cash handling including collections and disbursements, banking and security, fundraising and school trips.
• Be responsible for the completion of the school’s payroll, ensuring all forms including timesheets, new starter/leaver/variation forms and annual returns are submitted within required deadlines.
• Maintain all school insurances in all forms including assessments, claims and administration.
• Assist in maximising and income generation; organising bids, sales, sponsorship and fundraising as appropriate.
• Ensure that all necessary returns, reports and documentation are completed accurately within time constraints including claims, bids, reports to governors, and statistical returns (internal and external).
• In conjunction with the Headteacher, School Business Leader and the governing body, review annually the school’s charging policy and make recommendations as appropriate.
• Responsible for maximising school income through DFE – SEN and other funding processes.

Personnel:

• Ensure all relevant assessments are completed and resulting outcomes implemented in relation to HMRC requirements.
• Ensure that all staff details relating to salaries and pensions are passed to the personnel officer for inclusion in secure personnel files.
• Play an active role in the recruitment of staff in accordance with the school’s procedures.
• Responsible for tracking income via insurance and maternity cover.
• Ensure and track DBS certificates are either in place or have been applied for in due time.

Administration:

• Ensure that all administrative duties, checks, documentation, reports and returns (internal and external) are completed accurately and submitted within required deadlines.
• Collate information, statistics and prepare reports as required by the School Business Leader, the Headteacher and the governing body.
• Undertake responsibility for all necessary administration relating to all areas within the service coordinating requirements.
• Ensure that all manual and computerised records and filing systems relating to all areas within her/his remit are maintained as required.
• Process, input, extract and analyse information from school’s database system/s.
• Ensure compliance with data protection regulations.
• Take minutes/notes in meetings as required and circulate associated information.
• Deal with correspondence promptly and as required.

Estate & Services:

• Assist in the completion of the school’s asset register.
• Help to establish and implement an effective damage and loss-prevention strategy to reduce insurance and overall costs to the budget as set by the Finance and HR Committee.
• Take an active role in the letting of school premises and other activities in order to maximise income.
• Maintain all school insurances in all forms including assessments, claims and administration.
• Ensure, in conjunction with Headteacher and relevant staff, that all health and safety procedures and requirements are being resourced

General:

To have in mind the school’s mission ‘Aiming for Excellence – Learning for Life’

To take due account of the school’s health and safety policy and duty of care when working in the school and with pupils

To maintain confidentiality with regard to personnel and pupil information maintaining GDPR compliance

To review the details of the position annually with the Headteacher – the duties of this role may vary from time to time, as required by the Headteacher, without changing the general character or the level of responsibility entailed.

Salary:  £26K (with a view to an increase to £30K within 12 month period)

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