Finance and HR Officer

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Scale 6 - S02 depending on experience £26,776 - £32,330
Location: Hillyfield Primary Academy, Higham Hill Road, 127 Aveling Park Road
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 01/07/2022 at 23:55
Reference: SCH/22/201197

Purpose of Job:

To provide the highest quality service, assistance and support with the day to day running of the Finance and HR department.  See Job description for full details.


  • To support the Office Manager to deal with all aspects of the school office function including parent and visitor enquiries, phone calls and emails
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings, training, learning activities and performance development as required
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • To act at all times in accordance with the school’s equal opportunities policy
  • To behave at all times in a manner that promotes the best interests of the school and treats others with respect
  • Be responsible for own health and safety as well as that of colleagues, students and the public
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Headship team, in keeping with the nature and grade of the post
  • The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment
  • The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade

What we Offer

Here at Hillyfield Primary Academy, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated and this includes your employee benefits.

Medicash Medical cover – this includes reimbursement for opticians, dentists, specialist consultations and many more.  Access to an online GP.  Stress support 24/7 and benefits through perks at work including special prices, discounts and cash back.

Discounted Gym Memberships through Perks at work, you can access a range of gym membership discounts at sites across the country. 

Cycle2Work Scheme provides you with a bicycle and equipment such as lights, locks and panniers so that you can cycle to work and in your spare time! As this is a salary sacrifice scheme, you can save money through income tax and NI deductions.

TechScheme provides you with electrical items and or equipment such as laptops, washing machines, apple products and much more. As this is a salary sacrifice scheme, you can save money through income tax and NI deductions.

Support and Continuous Professional Development is available for staff at all stages of their career

All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following email address:

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

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