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Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working at Oakley School. We have the following job opportunity:-


Finance Manager


We are seeking a highly efficient and enthusiastic Finance Manager, to join our friendly, positive and forward looking Administration team, based at our Tunbridge Wells site.


Responsibilities of the postholder will include:-

  • Managing the day to day running of the school’s finances: banking, invoices, monthly VAT returns, quarterly reconciliation and monitoring statements, with the support of the School Finance & HR Administrator,
  • Monitoring the school’s cash flow,
  • Preparing and monitoring the annual budget,
  • Preparing and presenting financial papers and reports for Governors’ meetings,
  • Preparing for all financial audits and compliance visits,
  • Identifying and bidding for additional grants and funding,
  • Ensuring all contracts and service agreements provide best value for money.


The ideal candidate will have experience of working in an education setting, with strong administration and organisational skills and an eye for detail. Qualified to Level 3 (A Levels or equivalent), ideally with an accountancy qualification, the successful candidate will have relevant experience of working in a financial or similar role. Strong IT skills are essential and experience of SIMS/FMS and BPS would be an advantage, although training will be provided.


The hours are 37 per week, working Monday to Friday, term time only. The salary is within Kent Range Bands 7 to 8: £21,297 to £27,769 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience), and reduced pro-rata for the weeks actually worked.


Closing date is 12noon on Friday, 9th March. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 13th March 2018


If you are interested in applying please complete the application form below and e-mail it to by the above closing date.  Alternatively, you can post it to Oakley School, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4NE marked for the attention of Sandra Wisdom, School Business Manager.  Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.


Oakley School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, a commitment we expect all staff to share and uphold.