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Portsdown Primary School

Finance Manager

Closing date: 01/07/2024 at 12:00

Job Start Date: 02/09/2024

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract , Full-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Band 8 £33.945 full time equivalent (Actual £28,590.37)

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week term time only

Location of Role: Portsdown Primary School

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Job/Person Summary

JOB TITLE: Finance Manager

REPORTS TO: Headteacher

GRADE: Pay band 8


Work with the Headteacher in the preparation, general supervision and maintenance of the school budget, including the preparation of the annual accounts and balance sheet.

Oversee, amend, develop and implement financial processes that work effectively. Maintain the Financial Management System (FMS). To line manage individual staff, supervise their work ensuring deadlines are achieved, provide training and support to assist their development, and carry out their annual performance appraisal.


To actively promote the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place

To maintain awareness of and commitment to the School’s Equal Opportunity Policies in relation to both employment and service delivery

To fully comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 etc, the School’s Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work

At the discretion of the Head Teacher, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above

To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives and targets

To participate in Employee Development schemes and Performance Management and contribute to the identification of own team development needs


Application Procedure

Salary: Band 8 £33.945 full time equivalent (Actual £28,590.37)

Hours per week: 35 (8.15am to 4pm Monday to Friday)
Contract Type:  Term time which includes 1 week in the holiday. The role is initially for 1 year but will be extended if the successful applicant meets the requirements of the position.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join our dynamic, friendly and supportive team here at Portsdown. We were rated ‘Good’ in all categories by Ofsted in March 2024. Portsdown Primary School is a forward-looking school that values everyone and is based next to QA hospital in Cosham. We are looking for individuals that will add to our wonderful community. 

As the School Finance Manager, you'll be at the heart of ensuring smooth financial operations. This will include ordering goods, raising purchase orders, managing and maintaining complex budgets and working with the Governors to support them in their core function of overseeing financial performance of the school and to make sure our money is well spent. You will be required to attend Governing Board meetings which currently start at 7.45am on a Friday roughly once a half term. As a result, your normal hours will be adjusted for this day.

As you'll be the driving force behind the scenes, you will need to have a keen eye for detail, be highly organised and have excellent computing skills. You will be working closely with the Leadership team as well as the admin and site staff to ensure the financial side of the school runs efficiently.

This position is suitable for both experienced School Finance Officers and for professional individuals who have the desire to learn on the job. 

This is a temporary- ongoing role with the view to become permanent for the right person. the school are looking for someone with a professional approach who also has a good sense of humour and is willing to grow.

Closing date for applications will be 12pm Monday 1st July 2024 and interviews will be held shortly after. Early applications are encouraged.  Please complete the online application form and email it back to [email protected]

Safer Recruitment

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment.

About us

Address: Sundridge Close, Wymering, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3JL

Telephone: 023 9237 8991

Website: www.portsdown.portsmouth.sch.uk/

Application form