Sir John Nelthorpe School

Sir John Nelthorpe School

Finance & Administration Assistant - September 2024

Finance & Administration Assistant

(starting 1st September 2024)

Permanent - Term Time plus 3 days

37hrs per week (8:30am – 4:00pm, Mon-Thu, 8:30-3:30 Fri)

Salary scale 5-9 (Grade 4)

£23,500 - £25,119 (£19,917 - £21,290 pro rata)

Sir John Nelthorpe School is a vibrant and dynamic maintained school dedicated to fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment where pupils can thrive academically and personally. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in education and our supportive community. We are now seeking a dedicated Finance and Administration Assistant to join our team and contribute to the smooth running of our school operations.

As a Finance and Administration Assistant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient financial management and administrative support of the school. You will work closely with the Finance & Administration Supervisor and administrative team to maintain accurate financial records, assist in budgeting processes, and support the wide ranging school administrative tasks including organisation of school trips.

Assist in the preparation and maintenance of financial records, including invoices, receipts, and payments.
Support budgeting and financial planning activities.
Handle accounts payable and receivable functions.
Prepare financial reports and statements for review by the Headteacher.
Assist with the administration of school trips, events and activities.
Maintain office supplies & school shop and manage inventory.
Provide general administrative support including answering phone calls, managing correspondence, and greeting visitors.
Ensure compliance with school policies and procedures.

Proven experience in a finance or administrative role, preferably within an educational setting is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.  You should have an understanding of financial principles and accounting practices. 
Excellent IT skills including ideally experience of accounting software and Google Suite / Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting.
Effective communication skills and a professional demeanor.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
A commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity.

In return Sir John Nelthorpe School offers a supportive and collaborative work environment. Opportunities for professional development and growth and the chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of pupils and the school community.

There may be additional allowances available within the school supporting the Directors of Literacy, Numeracy and STEM and other areas of enrichment in school, engaging and co-ordinating activities in the relevant areas for the right candidate.

If you are passionate about education and have the skills and experience required for this role, we would love to hear from you. If you are successful in your appointment you will be a key contributor to this hugely successful, popular School whose ethos is underpinned by our values of Respect, Resilience & Integrity and the school motto “Fortis et Fidelis”.

Please complete the standard NLC application form no later than Monday 1st July 2024 at 9:00am.

Sir John Nelthorpe School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It has a caring ethos and a long tradition of academic attainment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and supportive references.

Join us in making a difference in education!

We look forward to welcoming a new member to our team!

If you wish to discuss the position in more details please email Miss H Seddon – School Business Manager via email to or call the school 01652 656551.

Finance & Administration Assistant Job Description and Person Specification-March 24.pdf
Finance and Admin Assistant Advert - June 2024.pdf
Recruitment Information.pdf
Application for Employment (Current).pdf

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