Finance Assistant, Orpington, Kent

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Harris Primary Academy OrpingtonOrpington, Kent

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 5, Spine Point 25 (£24,510) pro rata + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is looking for a Finance Assistant for 34.5 hours per week to provide financial administration support to the Finance Business Partner and Academy, and back up support for the school office. This role is 34.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a two-form entry school which opened in September 2016 in Bromley. We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful. The academy is surrounded by a large grounds which enables us to take our learning outside, including through Forest School.   

What we are looking for:

  • An appropriate financial qualification and/or significant experience working with school finance
  • A numeracy/literacy qualification at NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

For more information, please download the Candidate Information Pack via the apply link.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Orpington?

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is an ambitious two-form entry school, serving an amazing community of children in Orpington. The school has intelligent, witty and well-behaved children; an exciting curriculum; and a fantastic site including an extra large field and sports pitch. Our EYFS is about to be completely refurbished. 

We are located just ten minutes from Orpington Train Station on public transport, or alternatively you can use our large car park. We became part of the Harris Federation in September 2016 and we are now looking for teachers to join us on the next steps in our academy transformation.

School visits are strongly encouraged and welcomed.  To book a visit or arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Vikki Melhuish (PA to the Executive Principal) in the academy office on 01689 830383 or

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

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More about Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Dyke Drive, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1689 803383

Harris Primary Academy Orpington aims to provide pupils with a well-rounded and enjoyable education that ensures each child succeeds academically, physically and emotionally - preparing them for life in an ever-changing world.

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