Finance Officer/Educational Visits Co-ordinator, Brighton, East Sussex

Closing date:Expiring soon

Patcham High SchoolBrighton, East Sussex

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LGA Scale 5, Point 12-17 £21,589-£23,836 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Finance Officer/Educational Visits Co-ordinator

37 hours per week (8:00am–4:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00-3.30pm Friday) 52 weeks/year.   

LGA Scale 5 Point 12-17 FTE £21,589 - £23,836 per annum.

Patcham High School is an 11–16 comprehensive school of 1080 students, situated on the northern outskirts of Brighton, very close to the old village of Patcham.   The school is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and we are in an exciting phase of development to become ‘Outstanding’.  We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Finance Officer/Educational Visits Co-ordinator to join our school Finance team. The successful candidate will have strong organisational, interpersonal and ICT skills, with the ability to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.  Previous experience of working within a financial environment would be desirable.  

The Finance Officer/Educational Visits Co-ordinator will directly support the School Business Manager in all aspects of financial and administration required for the smooth running of all services to ensure that the students and staff have the best environment and resources to work with.  They will also be the lead administrator of school trips and visits, supporting all staff to ensure that all Health & Safety and legal aspects are covered.

The successful candidate will be required to work as part of a team or on their own under the direction of the School Business Manager.  A detailed job description and person specification is attached.  

The successful candidates will  

• Have an interest in working in a school environment;

• Be flexible and prepared to carry out a variety of administrative duties;

• Have strong organisation and outstanding interpersonal skills;

• Ideally have experience in using MS Word, Excel and SIMS.

If you enjoy a challenge and are interested in the post, please download an application pack (also available on our school’s website ).  Where possible, please email your completed application form to the Headteacher’s PA, Elise Holmes .  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Holmes, either by email or by telephone to 01273 543484.


Patcham High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Brighton & Hove Schools – Taking Action for Equality

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  We are open to flexible working.

We reserve the right to interview on application should a suitable candidate become available and we have the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date.


Closing date:  Friday 13th December 2019 at 1pm

Interviews:    Week Commencing Monday 16th December 2019

More about Patcham High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8PB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1273 503908
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Based in Brighton, Patcham High School is a secondary, community school for girls and boys aged between 11 and 16. The mainstream school was founded in 1990 after Patcham Fawcett School for boys combined with Margaret Hardy School for girls. The East...