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Finance Assistant (maternity cover)

Start date: ASAP

SS  (3—6)  £18,562—£19,698 

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Closing Date: Monday 7th December 2020, midday

Interviews will be held on the 10th December.

The Duston School is looking to appoint a Finance Assistant to work in a busy finance office.

Highly organised, flexible and able to work on their own initiative, the successful candidate will ideally have a recognised professional accountancy qualification or working towards this qualification or have the relevant experience in a similar role.

Experience of using an accounts package for general bookkeeping, including producing accounts and management  reports is essential.

Experiences of working in academies/a school environment  with a knowledge of PS Financials accounting package and SIMS would be desirable but not essential as training will be available.


The school offers competitive working conditions and packages, including:

  • Westfield Healthcare Plan.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • A strong school culture.
  • A centralised approach to student care and detentions.
  • A sensible approach to emails, with no work emails sent at weekends and during the Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks.
  • A strong stance on staff CPD, with a real focus on staff subject knowledge
  • Membership of the LGPS pension scheme.


Please complete an application form (we do not accept a CV alone) along with a letter of application to the Principal. Please email the application form and letter to:

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The Duston School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow  safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks, and Disqualification by Association clearance. In addition references will be requested for short listed applicants prior to interview and will form part of the interview process.

Please apply here if you are interested in this role