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Apprentice Finance Officer

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£8.50 per hour
Mission Grove Primary School, Buxton Road, Walthamstow, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. 1 FTE.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/11/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Mission Grove Primary School

North Site : Buxton Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 7EJ

South Site  : 108 Edinburgh Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 7QB

T : 020 8520 3487 F : 020 8520 8409 E : 

Finance Assistant - Apprentice

Contract Type :            Fixed Term – Term Time Only (including Inset Days)

Plus an additional ten days per annum

36 hours per week

Required immediately  Salary :   £8.50 per hour

Mission Grove Primary School is looking to recruit an efficient and enthusiastic finance apprentice to work closely with the School Business Manager and Finance Support Officer with all financial procedures undertaken in school.

The role will follow financial regulations and will include managing and processing purchase orders, invoices and payments.  You will be trained in using the schools finance system (FMS) and the school’s asset management system.  You will assist, and eventually, produce a wide range of reports including budget monitoring reports.

You will be responsible for preparing all banking and reconciling the bank accounts held.

As part of this role, you will be working closely with the Headteacher undertaking PA duties when required.

Applicants should be:

  • An experienced administrator
  • A team player who is friendly, positive, proactive and has good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • An excellent communicator

We can offer:

  • Support within an established team
  • Lively and enthusiastic children
  • Support whilst undertaking AAT qualification, including one day a week off site training

Application packs are available to download from the school website or Jobs Go Public.

Completed forms should be sent via email to or posted to the Buxton Road address detailed above.

Only applications submitted on the local authority application form will be considered.

Mission Grove Primary School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers.  The successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS.

Closing Date:        Monday 25th November 2019

Interview date:     Week commencing 2nd December 2019 

As part of the apprentice programme, shortlisted applicants will be invited to an Information Session undertaken by the Training Provider prior to being offered an interview with the school.

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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.