Purchase and Accounts Administrator

Closing date
Vacancy department
Vacancy type
Full Time

Benenden School has an exciting opportunity, for someone with experience of working in a Purchase Ledger role, within its Finance Department.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic team player to join our Finance team, all of whom work closely with other departments in a busy and progressive educational and boarding community. The role is responsible for managing the School’s purchase ledger and would suit someone holding or interested in working towards a professional finance qualification, although this is not essential.

The key attributes for this role are:

  • Previous experience in a Purchase Ledger role;
  • Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Very good attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness;
  • Confident in dealing with a high-volume workload;
  • Ability to work autonomously;
  • Problem solver;
  • Interested in innovation and improvement;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • High level of professionalism with confident communication skills;
  • Flexible approach to work;
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team;

This is an important and demanding role for a person looking to develop their career in Finance. Experience in a school role and knowledge of Sage would be advantageous but is not essential.

This is a full time all year position. Salary will be dependent upon experience, circa £22,000 per annum.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 555 girls in the school, aged 11-18. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Benenden offers its own salary scale, responsibility allowances and benefits. All staff joining the school are eligible to apply for on-site accommodation.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

For more information and to apply, please download the application pack from our website www.benenden.school. Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA (recruitment@benenden.school) by 9:00am on 28 January.

Application Pack

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.