Vacancies Finance Assistant

Permanent and full time
To start as soon as possible

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London.  The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to learn and work.  The students at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.

We seek to recruit an enthusiastic and methodical colleague to join us in the role of Finance Assistant based within our busy Finance Office.  The post-holder will be part of the Bursar’s Office, which is staffed by twelve colleagues supporting the Finance, Compliance and Personnel functions of both The Godolphin and Latymer School (Senior) in Hammersmith and The Godolphin and Latymer Redcliffe Gardens School (Preparatory) in Chelsea.  The post-holder will support the Bursar and Assistant Bursar (Finance) in the everyday functions of the Finance Office.

Previous experience of the specific responsibilities listed within the job description is not essential.  Relevant qualifications would be desirable however they are not essential and all relevant training will be provided on the job.  The role would equally suit applicants with a background in the relevant field, as well as those looking to join the profession possessing the relevant skills and/or experience in, for example, finance, data or administration.

The working hours are full time 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 4.30pm each Friday during the term time, and 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday during school holidays.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer any flexibility in the working hours.

The post attracts 28 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays and two weeks at Christmas when the School is closed.  All annual leave must be taken during periods of school holiday.

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Please refer to the recruitment information booklet for full details about the role.

Fully completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@godolphinandlatymer.com as soon as possible.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  CVs alone will not be accepted.

There is no closing date for this vacancy.

Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and responsibility.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have some contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.  In this role you are unlikely to be working with children directly but will regularly interact with pupils who may seek your assistance or otherwise interact with you when moving around the school.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.

HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form).