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Office Manager - Hillfields Nursery School

What is the job role?

32 hours/week

Monday–Thursday 08.30 – 15.30 and Friday 08.30 – 15.00  (Day for earlier finish can be negotiated)

39 weeks term time

Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic financial and Human Resources minded person to come and lead our friendly admin team in the school office.

The candidate should have excellent communication skills to liaise effectively with all external suppliers, staff and professionals within the Local Authority. The candidate should be ambitious, willing to take on new challenges and support the smooth running of the school office by being professional at all times.

We are looking for someone who has proven skills within school finance and has experience in a school office administration environment or similar, with accurate data checking and inputting skills. The candidate should be familiar with a school Financial MIS system or similar management information system, be able to produce accurate inputting of financial data, be able to run reports and support the headteacher to lead and manage the finance and the administration of the nursery school.

You will be expected to work on your own initiative, plan and organise your workload, to meet financial deadlines, and Financial Year End, manage interruptions and changing priorities while also working and leading a team.

Knowledge and understanding of Financial Standards, in line with Local Authority, DFE and VAT legislation would be advantageous.

The post offers excellent conditions of service and the opportunity to join a committed, forward-thinking team of staff.

We would encourage you to visit the school and access further information on our website

Please contact Fiona Brinson to arrange a visit to the nursery school.

Please see below an application pack available to download.  Completed applications should be returned direct to the school at

Closing date: Monday 6 February 2023, 07:00 am

Interview date: Tuesday 14th February 2023 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

The school is committed to ensuring that safeguarding is a top priority; therefore, in line with KCSIE, the school will consider carrying out online searches on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Online searches solely aim to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school may want to explore with the applicant at interview.

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Coventry City Council

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