Post:                        Full Time School Bursar

Apply by:                  4 October 2022

Job start:                  As soon as possible

Working hours:         37.5 hours per week 8am – 4.30pm

Salary:                      Starting salary is dependent on skills and experiences, and will range from £21,000 to £24,000 per annum

Responsible for:        Head Teacher, Finance manager

Please note: You are required to download and complete the school application form on the school website as well as provide a cover letter, in order for us to process your application. CVs alone will not be accepted.

Manchester Islamic Grammar School for Girls is an ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ rated independent school (for the third consecutive time.) We seek to appoint an enthusiastic Bursar with executive acumen and flair to work with us. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic and resourceful individual to join us. As a school bursar, you will be responsible to manage the financial and business affairs of the school and ensure the successful management of the day- to -day non-educational operations of the School.

The successful candidate should have a respect of the faith ethos of the school, to demonstrate exceptional financial and commercial acumen, strong entrepreneurial skills and the ability to lead, control and manage a wide range of tasks.

The school offers a supportive environment for both staff and students. Student motivation is high, and all staff are expected to recognise, nurture and support the educational, emotional and spiritual development of every student. We have a fundamental desire to challenge children to achieve better and higher.

Benefits:

  • On-site parking
  • Ramadhan holidays
  • Eid holidays
  • Pension scheme and school fees discount up to 35%
  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development

 

If you are as passionate and motivated by this challenge, and think this might be the role for you. Please download an application form and job description from our school website at www.migsg.miet.uk. You can also contact Head teacher’s PA Yasmeen Khan pa@migsg.miet.uk for further details or to arrange a visit to school on request.

Completed Applications should be returned with a supporting statement (maximum 2 A4 pages) to the Head teacher’s PA Mrs. Yasmeen Khan pa@migsg.miet.uk

 

Deadline of this application: 10 October 2022

 

Shortlisting by: 11 October 2022

Interview to be held 12 October 2022

 

Please note: only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, if you have not been contacted regarding an interview within two weeks you will have been unsuccessful. We retain the right to close the deadline early than advertised due to high volume of applications.

 

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement:

Manchester Islamic Grammar School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, Secretary of State Prohibition Order check and satisfactory references.

 

DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL BACKGROUND OF THOSE WITH ACCESS TO CHILDREN

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 [exceptions] Order 1975 [2013 and 2020] provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain convictions and cautions are considered protected. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers and, if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found in ‘Changes to the Criminal Records System November 2020.docx Page 2’ on the Ministry of Justice Website and the websites of charities NACRO and UNLOCK.

It is an offence to apply for a post engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from working with children. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and whilst applicants are not required to make declarations at application stage, at the shortlisting stage all candidates will be required to complete a self- declaration form regarding their criminal record (unless ‘protected’) and will also be required to submit any information that would make them unsuitable to work with children.

Any such information will be treated in strictest confidence and used only in consideration of the suitability of the post. Criminal convictions will not automatically exclude you from being considered unless they fall within the threshold of being relevant and unsuitability, and will be considered on a case by case basis or as defined by the Department for Education (Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021)

THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DBS CHECK WITH CHILDRENS BARRED LIST.

JOB DESCRIPTION

BURSAR

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

  1. To be responsible for financial, management of the School, and direct student services.
  2. To be responsible for Safeguarding and promoting the Welfare of students.

The post holder is directly responsible to the Head Teacher & Executive Head for all the aspects of his/her work, including the management of financial, administrative and personnel procedures. He/she will be expected to undertake major procedural tasks delegated to him/her by the Head teacher/Executive Head which may involve a supervisory role at the Head Teacher’s discretion.

FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT DUTIES

  1. To ensure the planning, development and delivery of financial and accounting services within the School.
  2. To advise the Head teacher on the resourcing needs of the School in relation to current and future finance requirements, costs of new initiatives and the scope for efficiencies.
  3. To oversee all aspects of the School accounting and ordering systems, and on a monthly basis report to the Head teacher and Trustees.
  4. To prepare the annual budget, monitors out-turn reports and maintain professional standards in the reporting and recording of accounts.
  5. To monitor the budget and prepare for approval by the Trustees, annual estimates of income and expenditure.
  1. To prepare and maintain school income and expenditure accounts and balance sheets.
  1. To prepare and produce budgets and regular up-dates for budget holders.
  2. To ensure the accounts are used as a mechanism for informing the wider process of the budgetary cycle of consultation, decision making, monitoring and evaluation.
  3. To deal with all documentation regarding the employment of newly appointed staff ie. P45, bank details, etc.
  4. To ensure resources are provided and maintained for the learning process.
  5. To regulate and monitor department expenditure in line with school improvement plans.
  6. To be responsible for, and keep insurance for all areas of the School, current staff, and other aspects of school life.
  7. To oversee the production of orders for requisition and the checking of delivery notes prior to payment of invoices.
  8. To assist Department Heads in monitoring departmental budgets.
  9. To monitor and record all procedures involving the payment of school fees, including the issuing of reminders, supervision letters and court proceedings.
  10. To record and bank all cash/cheques received.
  11. To liaise with the examination officer in order to ensure that all external examination postage/ fees have been processed promptly.
  12. To provide the Head teacher/ Executive Head/ Trustees with a monthly/ annual and as when required budget report.
  13. To manage the office budget & in charge of placing orders ie: office stationery, student planners.
  14. Breakdown of finance duties (Collecting fees, chasing fees by issuing letters/email, direct debit submission, banking, bank reconciliation, annual accounts preparation, liaise with auditor, budget forecast, termly performance report to Heads & Trust office, termly budget report to HOD, liaise with debt collector, issue legal action through moneyclaim.gov.uk, Processing suppliers’ payments, monthly salaries, bursary application, place orders for all staffs, prepare termly budget report to HOD, liaise with waste company, cleaning company, collecting trips monies, ordering toners, handle petty cash and school debit card [producing itemised report to Trust office for reimbursement])

Compliance and Inspection:

  • To ensure (in concert with the Headteacher) that the School is compliant with all aspects of law and regulation. In particular to take the lead in ensuring compliance with the latest directions concerning:
  • GDPR / Employment of Staff
  • Charity and Company law
  • To ensure the School is prepared for inspection by the ISI

Relationships and Liaisons

  • To establish strong relationships with all staff within the Bursar’s department to ensure they are nurtured and developed, appraised and directed well, and to encourage the same through the management chain.
  • To establish and develop fruitful and supportive relationships with all staff outside the Bursar’s Department.
  • To liaise with other organisations both public and private as necessary to enhance the position and reputation of the school.

Health and Safety

  • All employees have a legal duty to ensure the safety of themselves and all the pupils and staff within the school as detailed in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Data Protection

  • All employees should familiarise themselves with and follow the Data Protection guidelines and practices.

Safeguarding

  • The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person specification

Qualifications

Degree in Business Studies or Qualified Accountant or ADSBM Advanced Diploma in Schools Business Management (desirable) DSBM Diploma in Schools Business Management (essential)

Experience

Relevant experience within the context of the role.

Our ideal candidate will be educated to graduate level, probably with an appropriate current financial qualification, have a strong record in financial management at the necessary level combined with recent commercial experience that fits well with the business environment of an independent school.

Knowledge

Knowledge of understand LA and School financial regulations and procedures.

Knowledge and understanding of LA, LEA, School and external administrative personnel and ordering procedures.

An awareness of legislation impacting on the School’s support service (e.g. Health & Safety) and the ability to identify issues which need addressing and that own and other working methods and practices comply.

Skills/Attributes

Ability to establish and maintain effective clerical and administrative systems.

An awareness of legislation which impacts on the roles (e.g. Health and Safety), VAT, CIS etc.

Ability to maintain complex, accurate records relating to a wide range of financial issues.

Good standard of numeracy and literacy.

Cash handling and reconciliation skills.

Computer literate – sufficient to use databases, word processing and spread sheet package, Email, Internet and Online ordering.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work effectively as both a leader and member of the team.

Good organisational skills – ability to deal with changing priorities and competing demands to tight deadlines.

Well motivated – ability to work with minimum supervision and willingness to undertake personal development and training to update knowledge and skills.

Accounting and book keeping skills.

General Circumstances

Attendance – evidence of regular attendance at work.

An understanding of, and commitment to, Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to strategic work and day-to-day situations.

Factors not already covered

Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

 

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