Job Ref No. ECC8822093-56S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Level 8 SCP 28-34 - £ 31,371 to £ 36,876 pro-rata
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/07/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Hamstel Infant School & Nursery, Hamstel Road,

Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4PQ Tel: 01702 468461



Level 8 SCP 28-34 - £ 31,371 to £ 36,876 pro-rata (subject to job evaluation)

37 hours per week, term time plus 3 weeks (£ 28,878.48 to £ 33,946.09 actual)

Expected start date 1st September 2019

We are looking to appoint a Bursar for our large, 5 form entry, Infant and Nursery School. Hamstel Infant School and Nursery prides itself on being a child focused caring community; one in which all stakeholders views are valued. We are proud to be held in high esteem by our families and the local community and wish to share this valued position with the right candidate. We are an inclusive, nurturing school with two Nurture bases, a DfE registered Autism Unit and a Speech and Language Base. The school has excellent facilities for Outdoor Learning and an indoor swimming pool. Hamstel Infant School and Nursery is an academy and part of the Portico Academy Trust. Portico Academy Trust aspires to be at the heart of the local communities it serves. We aim to deliver to local families an excellent primary education and create new opportunities for our pupils.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, highly organised, professional and flexible. A good sense of humour is also a must. It would be advantageous to be qualified to Level 4 AAT or School Business Management (CSBM or DSBM) but this is not essential. A good working knowledge of financial management, managing budgets and preparing budgetary information is essential.

Main scope of the job:

To be responsible and accountable for the schools Financial Resource Management, including preparation and monitoring of the school's budget and strategic financial planning to ensure the school's long term financial sustainability.

Contribute and influence strategic decision making with the Headteacher and school's Senior Leadership Team; to plan, achieve the stated aims, objectives and ethos of the school in accordance with the school development and improvement plan.

Be responsible for statistical information to complete such returns as may be required by DfE, ESFA, LA and Governing Body.

Be responsible for budget monitoring, all income and expenditure, payroll reconciliations, VAT returns, bank reconciliations, profit & loss statements, fixed assets, year end closures etc.

To be responsible for the school's Human Resource Management under the direction of the Trust's HR Manager.

Have oversight of the payroll service for all school staff ensuring that appropriate documentation is produced on a timely basis.

To be responsible for areas of the school's Administration Management including Safeguarding.

To manage the admissions to the school nursery in conjunction with the senior nursery staff.

To be responsible and accountable for Safeguarding, managing the school's Single Central Record.

To be responsible and accountable for processing all DBS, Section 128 and Barred List checks.

To be overall responsible and accountable for the school's I.T. Management Information Systems.

To assist with the management of the school facilities and property including the management of the Nursery.

To advise the Governors and staff on financial, personnel and administrative matters pertaining to the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, DBS and a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

Closing Date: 19th July 2019 at 12 noon but we reserve the right to close earlier than this if we receive enough appropriate applications to short list successfully.

Please note that we are only accepting applications via the Essex County Council website.

Information about the School

At Hamstel Infant School and Nursery there is always a warm welcome awaiting you in an environment that is both happy and safe. Our special motto is ‘We Care…’ and this is fundamental to everyone and everything we do. Our school is an inclusive, caring and vibrant educational learning space that has grown to five forms of entry with a Nursery of 48 full-time equivalent places.

We have a fabulous team of committed and enthusiastic staff and Governors, all of whom are supported by the excellent resources we have on a spacious site, with well-resourced facilities and the expertise to provide your child with unique opportunities for learning. We have a large team of highly dedicated professionals who are committed to guiding the children’s learning and development to enable them to reach their full potential. Our team uses a whole school nurture approach to guide children with their personal and social skills in order to prepare them for life-long learning.

We are a very inclusive school and pride ourselves in treating every child and family as individuals. We encourage all our children to achieve their best and grow into thoughtful, kind and considerate members of the school community and society as a whole. We take great pride in sharing our school’s many achievements and special awards to advance our skills and support others too

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sarah Gould
Hamstel Road, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4PQ
Telephone: 01702 468461