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Finance Officer

Varndean School
Brighton, East Sussex
Scale 5, pts 13-17 £24,948 - £26,845 Actual salary will be dependent on hours
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Education, Support, Finance
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible

Job Details

Hours: 37 hours per week. We are willing to be flexible for the right candidate and can offer full time or term time only working and also part working from home 

Salary Range: Scale 5, pts 13-17, £24,948 - £26,845 Actual salary will be dependent on hours

Closing Date: 9am Monday 20th February

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Varndean School requires an enthusiastic, committed and experienced Finance Officer to join our busy Finance department. Excellent all-round finance skills and attention to detail are a prerequisite, along with a flexible attitude and willingness to be part of school life. Previous experience of using school accounting systems, particularly SIMS FMS, would be a distinct advantage. 

The Finance Dept is at the heart of the school and you would be working closely with the Director of Finance & Operations to ensure the smooth operation of the finance functions including processing purchase orders, paying invoices, reconciling accounts and producing reports. 

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Lynn Hill, Director of Finance & Operations, Varndean School. Email:

The closing date is 9am on Monday 20th February and the interviews are currently scheduled for later that week. We reserve the right to interview on application should a suitable candidate become available. 


Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.



Varndean School is a place where people matter. We believe that individuality is very much an internal quality that we foster and encourage through the widest variety of learning experiences. Our staff get to know the whole young person and their families, and we pride ourselves in tailoring the learning to suit the needs of the student. We aim to get the very best out of every student. Through planning engaging learning, assessment, support and intervention students know where they are in their learning and how to improve.

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01273 561281
Balfour Road
East Sussex

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