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Schools Financial Adviser

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.

The Schools Financial Advisory Service provides advice and support to Headteachers, Bursars and Finance staff in schools on all aspects of Financial Management. We are currently looking for a Financial Adviser to join our team and provide high quality, strategic, financial management advice and support to a group of schools in the Borough. Duties will also include providing a Bursary service to schools requiring cover for short term vacancies or sickness absence.

You must have previous experience of working in this type of role in a school and be willing to work in various locations, initially within the Borough as demand dictates. Knowledge and experience of not only school financial procedures and legislation, but also school personnel, premises and administrative policies is essential.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication and inter-personal skills, be highly numerate and be able to effectively prioritise and organise your own workload. IT skills in Excel, Word & Outlook are essential, including proven ability to design and interpret complex spread sheets, together with a working knowledge of the SIMS FMS financial package or equivalent.

Attendance at evening Governing Body committee meetings may be required. As a committed team member, you will make a positive contribution to maintaining the high standard and reputation of the service.

To be considered

Please note we are not accepting CV's and to be considered for interview your supporting statement must address the requirements listed in attached Job Profile and Person Specification located at the bottom of the advert.

For an informal discussion please contact Kathy Coady, Team Manager on 07961104317 or email Kathy.coady@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timetable:

  • Closing date: 29/11/2019
  • Shortlisting date: Week commencing 02/12/2019
  • Interview Date: 06/12/2019

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need), part-time working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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