St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

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Finance Officer - 35 hours per week - required ideally 1st February 2018, but no later than 5th March 2018

The Governors of St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to join our friendly school team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Headteacher, Admin Assistant, Site Manager and staff to contribute to the strategic direction of the school and as such, must have very good organisational skills, the ability to work proactively and under pressure and a friendly ‘front of house' manner.

St Osmund’s is a voluntary aided Catholic Primary school in the centre of the historic city of Salisbury.  We are rightly proud of our school – all who come here comment on its warm, welcoming atmosphere, rooted in our special and unique ethos.

There are currently 208 pupils on roll, drawn from an increasingly diverse community as we are the only Catholic school in Salisbury.  We celebrate the wide backgrounds and experiences of our children and families.

Our staff are friendly and hard-working, and the children are an inspiration - eager to learn and well behaved.  We are a forward-looking school, continually striving to raise standards and give our children the best opportunities in life.

We can offer you:

  • A friendly and welcoming school community
  • A well-run budget and established systems to support your induction
  • Well behaved, happy, motivated and independent learners
  • Dedicated and supportive colleagues who are committed to raising standards
  • A commitment to your continuing professional development

We are looking for a School Finance Officer who

  • Is friendly and approachable with a welcoming and professional manner 
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, is highly motivated and has excellent self-management and motivation skills
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Is IT literate with experience of using Microsoft Office  
  • Has the vision and experience to utilise resources effectively and efficiently
  • Will be committed to the ethos and development of our school

Ideally, the successful candidate:

  • Has an understanding of school funding and financial procedures within a school setting 
  • Has an understanding of Human Resourcing, including safeguarding, in a school setting
  • Understands, or is willing to undertake training in, aspects of premises management and health and safety within a school setting
  • Is well educated, with higher level qualifications at A Level or equivalent (minimum), has strong knowledge of financial management, and ideally has experience working in a school office environment
  • Has experience of using school administrative and financial systems, including Capita SIMS, and SIMS FMS,
  • Has experience and understanding of school business functions, including finance, premises and human resources in a school setting


If you feel that this is the role for you, then we would love to hear from you.  Application forms and further information are available below, or by email from Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged.


Hours of work:                   35 hours per week - Full time


Contract type:                    Permanent


Closing date (and time):  12pm -  5th January 2018


Interview date:                  9am – 9th January 2018


Commencement date:     Ideally from 1st February 2018 and no later than 5th March 2018


Additional information:

 Applications will be by Application Form (attached and see school website) accompanied by a letter, outlining your suitability for the post against the Job Profile. 

Further information and copies of all forms are available by email from Jane Dicker, Office Manager,

At St Osmund’s, the welfare of the child is paramount. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff should understand their responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Staff are responsible for their own actions and behaviour and should avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions. Staff should work, and be seen to work, in an open and transparent way.

Attitudes towards promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people will be scrutinised during the selection process for the post that you have applied for. If you are appointed to this post, information in relation to safeguarding and protecting children and young people will be provided at induction. This practical guidance for safe working practice will provide information about which behaviours constitute safe practice and which behaviours should be avoided.