Finance & Administrative Assistant, Somerset

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Buckler's Mead AcademySomerset
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Start date: Mid November 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,042 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Required from Mid November 2019

37 hours per week, term time only plus 10 additional days (to include INSET days and the final week in August annually)

Grade 14 (minimum starting salary £16,042 per annum)

The successful applicant will provide finance and admin support to the academy and may on occasion be called upon to assist on Reception. The post requires a practical knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, plus a basic knowledge of finance, VAT, HR and payroll procedures. Knowledge of both the SIMS and SIMS FMS systems would be an advantage.

The role involves regular contact and communication with staff, visitors and students, and a polite and helpful attitude is essential. In addition, candidates should be well-organised with the ability to prioritise their workload to meet deadlines. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be a good team player, be able to remain calm under pressure and enjoy dealing with people and administration in a busy environment.

In return we can offer you the full support of a dedicated and committed team of staff, a supportive induction programme and ongoing professional development, plus the opportunity to work in a successful academy in a beautiful area of the South West.  In addition to this, all permanent staff appointed to Buckler’s Mead are enrolled in our Health Care package, are entitled to discounted gym membership and are part of a national discount scheme.  The academy is an 8 times ‘Investor in People’ and candidates can be assured of excellent support at all times.  

Buckler’s Mead Academy is a highly inclusive academy in the east of Yeovil, close to the Dorset border.  Our vision as an academy is that all community members are happy, achieve and have high aspirations.  Our job as professionals is to ensure this happens.  All our staff sign up to these aspirations and play a full role in contributing to this vision through inclusive teaching.  We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly committed to making a difference.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to references and a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Buckler’s Mead Academy is an equal opportunities employer.  The campus is a no smoking site.

If you think this could be the role for you, we would love to hear from you.  Interested candidates should apply in writing to Mark Lawrence, Acting Headteacher using an academy application form and with a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4 paper), giving details of your current experience and suitability for the role.  

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to receiving your application.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 14 October 2019 (9.00 am)

INTERVIEWS: WEEK BEGINNING 14 October 2019



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