Finance Assistant

The Governors of this very successful Catholic High School wish to appoint a ‘Finance Assistant’ as part of our Administration team. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who will be excited to take a supporting role within the team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate of the highest calibre to make a positive difference to the lives of our brilliant pupils. This role will offer the successful candidate exciting challenges that will be both rewarding and fulfilling.

The role:

Maintain all aspects of the school dining system; including checking online and cash payments for both pupils and staff, ensuring all records are up to date, updating Free School Meals, dealing with pupil and parent dining queries, issuing PINs, liaising with in-house IT and the cashless dining providers regarding any issue chasing outstanding monies and processing of cash for banking.

Monitoring of cashless dining budgets and advising the Business Manager on variances.

Provide financial administration for the Schools Games Organiser: including raising and reconciling invoices and maintaining the SGO account, dealing with all associated queries.

Undertake any other administrative or financial duties appropriate to this grade, as directed by the School Business Manager.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have excellent IT skills
  • Enjoy high levels of motivation and a commitment to high standards
  • Be able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Be willing to support and uphold the Catholic ethos of our school
  • Be willing to go the extra mile for our pupils on a daily basis


The job will be paid at Grade 4 and is term time only, 16.25 hours per week (16 hours 15 minutes). The successful applicant will be expected to work Monday to Friday, 10.45am to 2.00pm.  The full time salary would be in the range of £18,426 to £19,171. However, as this is a part time contract and term time only, the actual salary will be in the range of £6,811 to £7087 per annum.

Cardinal Allen is a forward looking, oversubscribed, “outstanding Catholic school”. Ofsted judged both leadership and behaviour as outstanding and we are determined to continue to provide the very best for the pupils in our care.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and further details are available via the school website or by contacting the school. Candidates are more than welcome to call Jane Abra, the Business Manager, for an informal discussion or to visit the school prior to application. Applications, addressed to the Headteacher, should be sent to by 9.00am on Tuesday 1st October 2019 with interviews on Tuesday 8th October.

Application Information

Application Form
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