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Finance Officer

Finance Officer

Salary £25,979 to £29,777 (FTE)

37 hours per week, term time only

£22,022 to £25,812 Actual salary, dependent on experience.

Required as soon as possible

We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our happy and thriving school. The role holder works closely with the School Business Manager and Headteacher, managing the day to day operational finance function: liaising with suppliers, processing invoices, reconciling, banking, handling cash, making payments and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have excellent numeracy, IT, organisational and communication skills (verbally and in writing).
  • Have GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Grade C/4 or above.
  • Have A level education (or similar) in a relevant area.
  • Have experience of using accounting software such as FMS.
  • Be able to develop good working relationships with staff across the school and in a team, working collaboratively with other colleagues when needed.
  • Be patient and calm under pressure: managing their own time effectively.
  • Maintain high regard for confidentiality
  • Be able to forward plan, prioritise efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Have at least two years relevant financial experience
  • Understand and be willing to comply with safeguarding policies and procedures.

If you have a strong background in finance and are keen to learn, we would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you have no West Berkshire school finance experience, as training and development can be provided.

Closing Date: Friday 19th January 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 29th January 2024

If you would like to speak to us in more detail about this exciting role, or to arrange a visit, please contact our School Office on 0118 942 8727.

For an application pack please visit our ‘Vacancies’ section on the school website under ‘Contact Us’. Alternatively, please email

Calcot Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and is in line with the guidance in KCSIE. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks including online searches to help identify any incidents and/or issues which may be relevant to your suitability for the role, which the school may want to explore further with you.


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