Finance Assistant

Southampton, Hampshire
£18,578 to £20,811
11 Jul 2018
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time


Our vision: Upper Shirley High School is the place where all individuals are challenged to achieve; where we are distinguished as leaders of learning and the passion of our people transforms futures. 

We are seeking to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic Finance Assistant to work alongside the Finance & Payroll Officer. 

This postholder will be responsible for a range of financial and administration duties, including the processing of purchase orders and invoices, petty cash and banking. It is crucial that the successful applicant is accurate at inputting information and is meticulous in their attention to detail. 

About you:
• Energy and enthusiasm, with a proactive and “can do” approach to their work. 
• Strong administration and computer skills. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills, enabling effective communication with students, staff, parents and the wider school community. 
• Is willing to cover reception when needed. 
• A keenness to be part of the wider USH community, supporting whole school activities and events. 
• A desire to help our students to progress and develop. 

Previous experience in a school office administration is preferred. Ideally the successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of PS Financials, Tucasi, and SIMS, however training will be given. 

An application pack incorporating a job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded from our website from the ‘Staff’ section. 

We positively encourage prospective candidates to visit our school prior to applying, please contact our HR Officer, Georgina Figgins to arrange this.


The Jefferys Education Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Trust. At the Hamwic Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education. 

We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people. 

We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders. 

Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills. 

All schools with the Hamwic Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 


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