Sandford International School

Sandford International School External Vacancy Announcement

Job Position 1 – Head of Finance and Property

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: BA and or Master’s degree in finance/Accounting or Business Administration or ACCA
At least 10 years’ proven experience in a senior financial management position i.e., finance manager, head of finance, internal audit head or director of finance position
At least 5 years’ experience with international community school, local NGO or INGO
Proven experience in managing large budgets.
Proven leadership skills and a competence in people management.
Competence in providing technical guidance and training.

Competencies required
In-depth understanding of cash flow management
Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting model’s
Solid analytical, decision-making skill and supervisory skill
Report to:  Head of School
Number of positions: one

Job Description:
The Head of Finance and Property is responsible for:

Providing financial leadership and professional financial management for the school, including that of its extended facilities in accordance with administering payroll and pension related functions.

Deliver comprehensive financial planning, ensure robust financial systems and controls to safeguard finances and ensure efficiency and value for money.

Assisting the governors, Head of School and senior leadership team (SLT) in formulating aims and objectives of the school and in establishing the policies, systems and procedures through which they shall be achieved, including development of resource plans as required.

Advising on compliance with legislation and guidance, for example, Charity legislations, Department for Education (DfE).
Supporting and encouraging the school’s ethos and its objectives, policies and procedures.
Ensure the impact of financial strategy and management directly impacts on educational outcomes for students.

Duties and responsibilities
Other duties of an appropriate level and nature may also be required, as directed by the Head of School.
Please note that the post holder may be required to work outside of normal school working hours for extended school status activities, school events, meetings and emergencies.
Finance and accounting
In consultation with her/his line manager and the Head of School prepare the school’s annual budget and review and update as necessary.
Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with internal and external parties.
Advise senior management and the governing board on the financial implications of government policies, providing appropriate guidance on financial governance.
Monitor income and expenditure in relation to the school’s budget, and produce monthly management reports for Head of School and Board.
Provide budget holders with advice on matters relating to their budgets.
Keep all school accounts and prepare income and expenditure reports in accordance with the school financial regulations, and liaise with the school’s auditors and support them with the preparation of the accounts.

Co-ordinate all the annual external audit (interim and final) and internal audit liaising with all parties involved, and preparing papers and workings
Maintain and oversee all bank accounts completing monthly reconciliations and reporting banking errors to Head of School.
Ensure that the school’s financial procedures manual is reviewed and updated as necessary and that the school resource management self-assessment tool is maintained as per school requirements.
Be responsible for cash flow projections and all elements of cash handling including collections and disbursements, banking and school trips.
Maintain an effective payroll system and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation
Be responsible for the issue of school invoices following up their prompt payment.
Be conversant with the general principle of taxation applicable to the school and the financial implications of charitable status
Co-ordinate and maintain a list of approved contractors and suppliers to ensure best value.
Be responsible for the school’s asset register ensuring that it is maintained and regularly updated.
Ensure that all necessary reports and documentation are completed accurately within agreed timeframe.
Ensure that payment request and document are approved by authorised person and ensure that proper financial procedures are adhered.

Job Position 2 – Drama Teacher – Primary School

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: BA Degree or Diploma in Theatrical Art/Literature/Drama or related fields.
Minimum of 2 years teaching experience at International school.

Job Description:
Drama Teacher – Primary School
We require a forward-thinking outstanding and skilled Drama Teacher, who share a common passion for teaching and learning to support and develop pedagogy practice across the school. The teacher will work directly with the teaching and learning team and carry out the professional duties of a teacher in accordance with the school’s policies and ethos under the direction of the Head of Primary.

Successful applicants need to:

demonstrate an excellent teaching record and provide evidence of impact;
be highly motivated with a successful track record of working with a wide range of staff, children, and families;
have a vision, creativity, drive, and enthusiasm to develop teaching and learning at our school;
be able to communicate effectively and have a repertoire of inter-personal skills which motivate, lead, support, and challenge other colleagues; and
be committed to the safeguarding of children;

In return, we can offer you:
an opportunity to shape the next step of your leadership journey through values-led leadership;
to be part of the whole school’s improvement;
a chance to make a real difference, improving the outcomes for our children;
a competitive salary.
“Sandford International School is committed to:

safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children; and
as a Non-Governmental Organization staff are expected to be non-partisan, committed to equal opportunity for all, irrespective of race, religion, and sex, and reject discrimination on any grounds”.
All staff members are expected to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be subject to either a local or international police check.

Sandford International School is an equal opportunities employer.

How To Apply:
Please forward your application letter and updated CV via:

[email protected]

“Sandford International School is committed to: safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children; and as a Non-Governmental Organization staff are expected to be non-partisan, committed to equal opportunity for all, irrespective of race, religion, and gender, and reject discrimination on any grounds”