Job Details

Assistant Finance Director

Job Grade: SCP 34-38

Salary: £30,756.00 - £34,106.00

Hours: 37 hours per week - full time

Closing date: 05/11/2018

If you are interested in this position then please visit the vacancies section of our website.

Job Title:                    Assistant Finance Director

Salary Grade:             SCP  34-38  (£30,756 - £34,106)

Working Hours:         37 hours per week, all year round

                                    8.00am to 4.30pm Monday – Thursday

                                    8.00am to 4.00pm Friday

Responsible to:          Finance Director

About Us:

At Heckmondwike Grammar School, our motivation is for our students to enjoy their school days and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society. In order to achieve this, we rely on our staff to work closely with students, parents and teachers to provide a supportive community, keeping the well-being of our students at the forefront of everything we do.


The Role:

Due to the retirement of the current postholder, we are looking for an energetic, talented and suitably qualified professional to join our Finance Team.  Working closely with the Finance Director, you will support the effective management of our £8m revenue budget together with a range of ongoing capital schemes.  The successful candidate will need a good understanding of Academy funding framework although experience of working in a school is not essential.  


This is a demanding and complex role which requires the post holder to effectively handle multiple work streams simultaneously.  The post holder will need to be well organised and motivated to ensure that our high standards of financial management are maintained and where appropriate, improved.   



Specific responsibilities are set out in the detailed job description included in our recruitment pack for this role.


In return we can offer:

  • interesting work as a key member of a creative and supportive team
  • a learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority
  • the opportunity to develop personally and professionally
  • a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded individuals
  • a competitive salary and membership to a Local Government pension scheme.


If you are interested in this position then please submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are interested in the post and how you feel you have the skills and qualities needed to be successful in this position. 


If you are invited for an Interview, you will be required to complete our Application Form.


The closing date for applications is 8am Monday 5th November 2018

If you wish to organise a visit to the school please contact Louise Daddy, HR Director on 01924 402202.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, a six month trial period, and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We are an equal opportunities employer.