Finance Assistant, Newham

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East London Science School (ELSS)Newham

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Start date: Immediate start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19,000 to £25,000
Contract term: Permanent

To stand on the shoulders of giants 

The East London Science School is about to enter its fifth year. As our popularity grows, we are keen to recruit exceptional individuals to work with the Principal to develop this unique and exciting school. 

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Assistant to join our school team.  This is a great opportunity for someone willing to develop further in Finance.  As a Finance Assistant, you will support the Business Manager and your main duties will include; accurately accounting for the banking of all income, the posting of monthly income journals, creating invoices for funding claims and school supplied services, the maintenance of the Sales, Purchase, Bank and Nominal Ledger, processing of payroll and overseeing the operation of WisePay.  

The successful candidate will have experience of having previously worked in finance and be able to demonstrate that they are dedicated and proactive. They will be able to adhere to information and governance policies, have strong time management skills, are methodically and logically adept with a strong focus on accuracy/attention to detail and are a team player. Ideally they will have worked within a school, though this is not essential.  There is a potential of study support for a relevant accounting or finance qualification suited to the role.  

Joining our school means joining a team of passionate individuals who are committed to supporting the changing face of education and also to contribute to the development of our school as we continue to grow over the years. 

We welcome visits to the school and these can be arranged via email or by calling the school on 0208 981 2680. 

To download an application pack or for more opportunities, please visit:-    or for further information email 

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 

Interview dates: from Thursday, 20 July 2017 

The East London Science School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure. 

The Principal can be contacted via email: Alternatively you can find us on Twitter: @ELSS_freeschool

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More about East London Science School (ELSS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: The Clock Mill, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London, E3 3DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8981 2680
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East London Science School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Bromley-by-Bow, East London. It is a free school that is part of a single-academy trust, the East London Science School Trust. The s...