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Job Ref No. ECC3252-171S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Salary Scale 4, Point 7 (Range 7-8)
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 17th July 2024  

Job Description

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Merrylands Primary School and Nursery has an exciting opportunity for a part time Finance Assistant to join the team in September 2024.

The hours will be 4 hours per day for 3 days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (12 hours per week), term time only for 39 weeks per year (including inset days). Working days can be negotiated.

Salary Scale 4 Point 7 (Range 7-8) Actual Salary £6,946 per annum (April 2024 pay rise pending) which includes paid annual leave which must be taken during closure periods.

Closing Date: Midday on Friday 12th July 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 17th July 2024.

School

Merrylands Primary School and Nursery is located in Cumberland Drive, Laindon, Basildon. We are one of ten schools that form the Berlesduna Academy Trust (www.berlesduna.co.uk), where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

We are seeking to recruit a Finance Assistant to support the Finance Manager with responsibility for processing purchase orders, monitoring deliveries, paying invoices and dealing with creditor queries.

The successful candidate will:

· have experience of working in financial administration, ideally within an educational environment

· have the ability to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines and work with accuracy and attention to detail

· have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently as well as part of a team

· be educated to GCSE Grade 5 and above (or equivalent) in Maths and English

We can offer you:

· a forward-thinking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff

· a commitment to continued professional development

· access to our Employee Assistance Programme for staff and families

Berlesduna is a Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.

We welcome visits to the school prior to application. Visits can be arranged by contacting Gaynor Collier at parentliaison@merrylands-pri.essex.sch.uk or by phoning 01268 417893.

Please take care to complete the application in full, as any incomplete applications will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

Merrylands Primary School and Nursery has an excellent reputation in the local community. We are one of seven schools that form the Berlesduna Academy Trust (www.berlesduna.co.uk), where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

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

Gaynor Collier
Cumberland Drive
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 6QS
Telephone: 01268 417893
Email: admin@merrylands-pri.essex.sch.uk

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