Finance and Procurement Manager, Kingston Upon Thames

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The Kingston AcademyKingston Upon Thames

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Start date: Summer term 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TKA Operations Pay Scale Grade I: £43,864
Contract term: Permanent

The Kingston Educational Trust is looking to appoint a Finance and Purchasing Manager.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Head, Senior Leadership and the professional services team to ensure the School delivers against its vision as it grows from a start up operation to full capacity in 2021. They will not only need to be highly financially literate, in order to take on financial management of the school, but they will also have responsibility for sourcing and contracting with suppliers, working to establish value for money partnerships.

Purpose of post 

This post embraces a full range of responsibilities to ensure the provision of an effective strategic and operational financial and procurement management service to support the educational aims of the school in accordance with legislative requirements. 

We are looking for a candidate to start in this role as soon as possible.

Visiting the School 

Prior to submitting your application, you are very welcome to visit the school for a tour and to meet with the Head Teacher, Ms Sophie Cavanagh.  Should you wish to do so, please contact her PA, Justine Free, on 20208 465 6208 or email  

Application Process 

Please complete an online application by Sunday 29th April.

Candidate Assessment Day:  Thursday 3rd May (candidates should keep this day free when applying for this position).  As part of this assessment, candidates will be required to:

  • complete in-tray exercises re: finance and procurement
  • complete a written safe-guarding task
  • meet with a panel of our pupils
  • complete a panel interview with representatives from Kingston Educational Trust and the School Senior Leadership Team

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note the deadline has been extended by one week.

Job location

More about The Kingston Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8465 6200
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