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Finance Assistant

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year Monday—Friday 8.00am—4.00pm  (earlier finish one day a week)

Start date: 1st September 2022 (negotiable for the right candidate)

SS (3—6) £18,887— £20,043

Closing date: midday, Friday 1st July 2022

Do you want to work in a school…

· That has undergone rapid cultural and transformational change?

· That is the 27th most improved school nationally for its GCSE results and is in the top 5% of all schools nationally for its A Level results?

· Where the teacher is valued as the expert?

· That has a very clear and systematic approach to student care and behaviour, with a centralised approach and its own alternative provision?

· That takes workload seriously? That has a clear workload charter, has a rational approach to marking. restricts email use at weekends and during holidays and does not see 1265 as a target to meet?

· That believes in co-planning, retrieval practice, Direct Instruction and traditional approaches to teaching?

· That values its staff and has a strong approach to CPD?

· That is an Investors in People Gold School and an IQM Flagship School?

· That is an all-through setting?

· That prioritises a ‘Knowledge Rich’ curricular approach, valuing hugely the importance of the curriculum?

· That offers subject teams a weekly meeting?

· Where the senior team are on the ground and are highly supportive?

· Where, as the staff themselves have cited, ‘leadership inspires them’?

· That has attracted a lot of positive national attention, where members of staff speak nationally and internationally?

· That is the home of ResearchED Northampton?

· Where the staff are fully behind our ambition for excellence?

· That is values-driven, wanting the very best for the students?

· That has a clear coaching culture to help drive improvement?

· Where we take research seriously and have our own action research team?

· Where people feel valued, and morale is high across the school?

· That has rapidly transformed from a double RI school to an Ofsted Good  school?

If your answer to the above questions is a yes then please carry on reading this advert.

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.

Please refer to the job description for full details of the role.

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. 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