Finance and Purchasing Officer
We are seeking a thoughtful Finance and Purchasing Officer to join our Finance Team at our College Avenue site. This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, all year round.
The successful candidate will need to have strong commercial awareness and understand the purchasing process. In addition, you will be financially astute working to support and develop the effective operation of the finance function within the School.
This is a varied role, requiring:
- Excellent organisational and finance skills with at least two years’ experience in an equivalent role
- The ability to effectively communicate and work in partnership with both staff and suppliers offering excellent customer service
- A positive, enthusiastic and innovative team player who is willing to use their initiative
- A commitment to continuous improvement
In return, we offer a positive working environment, with supportive colleagues and regular opportunities for professional development and training.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’.
The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).
To apply, please download an application form from our website. Completed application forms may be emailed to email@example.com (no agencies, please). Alternatively please post completed forms to the following address:-
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue
Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 6 June 2022. Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.
NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation.