Senior Schools Financial Adviser
Are you passionate about finance and education?
Can you see yourself providing quality financial services to Wandsworth schools?
Would you like to join a supportive team that proves exceptional assistance to our schools?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.
We are looking to recruit a Senior Schools Finance Officer.
About the service
The Schools Financial Advisory Service main goal is to provide advice and support to Headteachers, Bursars, Finance Officers and School Governors on all aspects of Financial Management.
About the team
The successful candidate will be joining a diverse school support team that delivers exceptional financial advice, support and services across our schools. The team is very supportive and work in partnership with the borough’s schools providing all aspects of Financial Management.
You will be based at Wandsworth Town Hall but visiting schools across the Borough during weekdays.
About the role
We are currently looking for a Financial Adviser to join our team and provide high quality, strategic, financial management advice and support to a group of schools in the Borough. Duties will also include providing a Bursary service to schools requiring cover for short term vacancies or sickness absence.
You must have previous experience of working in this type of role in a school and be willing to work in various locations, initially within the Borough as demand dictates. Knowledge and experience of not only school financial procedures and legislation, but also school personnel, premises and administrative policies is essential.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication and inter-personal skills, be highly numerate and be able to effectively prioritise and organise your own workload. IT skills in Excel, Word & Outlook are essential, including proven ability to design and interpret complex spread sheets, together with a working knowledge of the SIMS FMS financial package or equivalent.
Attendance at evening Governing Body committee meetings may be required. As a committed team member, you will make a positive contribution to maintaining the high standard and reputation of the service.
For an informal discussion please contact Grace Osisioma, Team Manager on 07961104318 or email Grace.firstname.lastname@example.org
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing Date: 11:59pm on Tuesday 28th March 2023
- Shortlisting Date: To be confirmed
- Interview Date: To be confirmed
Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your application must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profiles located at the bottom of the advert.