Finance Assistant Vacancy

Little Common School is a large well resourced primary school on the outskirts of Bexhill.  We are a friendly and supportive school full of children who love to learn and a staff team who enjoy sharing skills and learning new methods together. 

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to work with the office team to provide financial support for the school budget, school fund, extended services and school trip processes.  

We are a small team who work well together and enjoy the different challenges each day brings. 

East Sussex Single Status Grade 11 - 13 
(£17,972 to £18,672 pro-rata 20 hours per week for 45 weeks per year).

Monday - Friday 1pm - 5pm (20 hpw) term time only, plus one week.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Lisa Eglington on 01424 842297 ext 203 (including during the school holiday time).

Due to a recent restructure process these hours are set and therefore non negotiable. 

The closing date for applications is 16th August 8am.

Interviews are being held week commencing 26th August 2018 

Documents and application:


Job Description/Person Specification


Application Form


Please return application forms to 

Please note we cannot accept CVs

We can offer:

A well resourced office which is being redesigned during summer 2018

A friendly and supportive environment with a team who enjoys their work and working together.

Training on school systems through in house staff and East Sussex County Council professional services.

An experienced and qualified line manager who is able to support with accounting studies.

A role where days are full of activity and there is no time to wonder what the time is. 

We are looking for someone who:

is a team player, but can also prioritise own workload.

has experience of FMS and Schoolcomms, although this is not essential as training can be provided.

has previous experience of working within a busy accounting environment

may be studying towards an AAT qualification.

is approachable, friendly and willing to make every minute count.

be meticulous with filing and recording of information giving regard to GDPR.

is able to undertake data input with attention to detail, using several school information systems.

can multitask and remain calm under pressure.

can accept each day is different and rarely goes according to plan. 

Additional Information

Work Permits:

We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.