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Contracts Officer - The Education People

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

The Role

The Education People have an exciting new opportunity for a Contracts Officer to join their Schools Financial Services Team.

You will provide a range of flexible traded finance support services for schools, academies and Multi Academy Trusts (MAT’s) countywide which support and ensure sound financial planning, financial integrity and budgetary control.

In return we will offer you:

  • 25 days holiday rising to 30 for long service, plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life assurance cover
  • Access to Kent Rewards
  • A culture of progression and development
  • Flexible working arrangements

Key Duties:

  • Deliver and support contracts as defined in the relevant contract specification

documentation and agreed with schools, academies and MAT’s. This will

include providing support and sound financial management advice to schools,

to include Full bursarial, Returns & Monitoring and Adhoc contracts on

processing, budget preparation, monthly monitoring and closure of accounts.


  • Liaise with the Senior Contracts Officers regarding all financial issues in

schools and academies, identifying and informing the senior management of

the school/academy and the Senior Contracts Officer of any concerns and

relevant budgetary issues.


  • Provide support and guidance to schools and academies on their chosen

financial and management accounting package ensuring the production of

both statutory and ad hoc financial returns as well as their timely submittal.


  • Provide advice, support and guidance to contracted schools and academies in

relevant financial matters, including regular duties on the Helpdesk.


  • Support the delivery of all business requirements of Schools Financial


What we need from you


  • Financial qualification or experience working in a school finance department  
  • Knowledge of school finance systems and accounting software
  • A good understanding of national and local policies, financial

controls and procedures

  • Strong customer relationship skills
  • Research, analytical and interpretive skills
  • The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Contact Details

In order to apply for this role, please use the below link:-

Contracts Officer - Commercial Services Group

About the Company

The Education People is owned by Kent County Council and is a one-stop shop for education services, to help you improve learning, wellbeing and children’s development. We support the full age range from early years to young adults, with over 800 products and services available specific to education needs always. Our people are here to support your people and ensure you receive a high quality product and get value for money.

Whilst this post is advertised via KCC your employment will be with The Education People.

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