Bursar/Financial Director, Ashford, Kent.

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The Norton Knatchbull SchoolAshford, Kent.

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Start date: August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Kent Range 13 £51-625 - £57,847
Contract term: Permanent

Bursar/Finance Director

Required from August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a permanent, full time post on the Senior Leadership Team.

Remuneration is on Kent Range 13 (£51,625 - £57,847)

The Norton Knatchbull School is a boy’s grammar school founded in the 1630s by Sir Norton Knatchbull for boys aged 11-18, which also admits a growing number of girls in its Sixth Form. It currently has nearly 1,200 students. The School has a track record of excellence and a tradition of positive relationships with the local community, businesses and all other stakeholders. In common with many state funded schools the balancing of income and expenditure requires constant attention and there is continuing attention on ensuring value for money and avoidance of unbudgeted expenditure. The School is now anticipating an exciting period of growth, in part due to the population growth of Ashford and the surrounding areas. The Board of Governors have a vision of new buildings and facilities to be provided in the next three to five years that will in part require external financing to bring to fruition. 

Governors are therefore inviting applications from suitably experienced and dynamic candidates to work with the School’s Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and staff to take the School forward into its next stage of development. 

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least five years of post-qualification experience and a strong working knowledge of the education sector. They will have an engaging personality, lots of energy, attention to detail and excellent communication skills. The ability to think and plan creatively and strategically is essential.

For further details and an application form, visit our school website at www.nks.kent.sch.uk Please send your completed application form, C.V. and letter of application, no more than 2 sides of A4, to Mrs. S. Butcher, P.A. to the Head Teacher, by post or email sbutcher@nks.kent.sch.uk. No application will be considered unless it is accompanied by a completed application form.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 1st June 2018. Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

The school is committed to the continuing professional development of all its staff.  We encourage all our employees in their career development and respect initiative and ambition.  As such, the School is committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support. All staff are positively encouraged to progress.  In return, we expect commitment and a desire to improve and excel. All new recruits to our team will be further supported by a comprehensive induction programme and will be assigned a mentor.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

All appointments to The Norton Knatchbull School are conditional upon the receipt of at least two satisfactory confidential, professional references and a clear DBS Check. 

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted. 

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More about The Norton Knatchbull School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1233 620045
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