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School Business Assistant

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Doveridge Primary School, Ashbourne
Salary details
Grade 5 £12,904.32 - £13,348.08 per annum Grade 4 £568.92 - £577.80 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Grade 5: 28 hours and 45 minutes per week, 44 weeks per year plus Grade 4: 1 hour and 15 minutes per week (to be worked on a variable basis throughout the year)
Closing Date
27 January 2019
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A vacancy has arisen for a professional, efficient and person friendly individual to cover the above posts. Our busy school office is the hub of our school and so it is vital that you have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, the ability to prioritise workloads, work to deadlines, show attention to detail and an understanding of confidentiality.

The Business Assistant will carry out the day to day financial management of the school including banking, payroll, data entry and analysis, handling monies, invoice processing, stock checks, updating the school website and dealing with a range of visitors and telephone enquiries.

As Clerk to Governors, the successful candidate will be accountable to the Governing Body, working effectively with the Chair and Headteacher to organise Governors’ meetings; including the circulation of agendas and other papers, taking clear notes of meetings and maintaining the necessary records. This will involve some work in the evenings, as the meetings are after school. You will also be responsible for advising the Governing Body on Constitutional matters, duties and powers and will work within the broad current legislative framework. You will secure the continuity of Governing Body business and observe confidentiality requirements.

Applicants must have proven literacy and numeracy skills and be highly proficient in using a range of IT systems and packages.  A working knowledge of the SAP financial System will be beneficial.

You should be able to work efficiently as part of a team and show willingness to adopt a flexible approach to the work undertaken.

Doveridge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact the school on 01889 563346.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.