Trainee Finance Administrator

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Scale 4, Actual pro rata salary if part-time £20,131.64-21,974
Location: St Saviour’s, Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow E17 8ER, St Mary’s, Brooke Rd, Walthamstow, E17 9HJ
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 8.30-16.30 Monday- Friday.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 24/06/2022 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/22/199678

The Genesis Education Trust is an expanding collection of outstanding and good Church of England schools in east London with a fantastic track record of training and progression opportunities. We are seeking to recruit ambitious trainee finance administrators to learn the ropes and progress in their careers.


We have 2 trainee finance administrator roles available and each role will focus on a number of aspects within the finance administrator job description. Do you have a passion for accounting? or the eye for detail required to oversee and monitor procurement and invoicing? This is an exciting new role with the potential to progress quickly into more senior financial roles.


The successful candidates will learn how to provide effective and efficient support to  the Chief Operations Officer across the Trust, including aspects of payroll, pensions, procurement, income receipt, invoicing and VAT processing and claims procedures.


We would be particularly interested to hear from people who want to develop their career in finance, we would be happy to provide support and backing for external accountancy training courses to a degree level alongside the training you will be given in your role


Do you have:

  • Previous experience of working in an office Finance or Administration role.
  • Good ICT skills.
  • Experience of processing invoices.
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive payroll information in a confidential manner
  • The drive to further your career


We can offer:


  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved pupils who are eager to learn
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues

Early application is encouraged as we review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the stated deadline​

All completed applications should be returned to Alison Brown using the below contact details.


The Trust committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure


Contact Information

For an application pack and further details, please contact the school Alison Brown





Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed