Purchase Ledger Officer – East & South Regions (Caterham, Croydon, Redhill, Crawley)

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Purchase Ledger Officer – East & South Regions (Caterham, Croydon, Redhill, Crawley)

Banstead, Surrey
Full or Part time
G3/4 £17,322- £20,523 FTE per annum
22nd June 2020
Start Date
1st September 2020
3rd July 2020 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
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Start date
1st September 2020
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1106524

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a Purchase Ledger Officer to join our Finance team in the South and East Region. This is a great opportunity to join one of our regional finance teams and, ultimately, to make a difference to the outcomes of the children and young people attending the schools within our Multi Academy Trust. The successful candidate will work as part of the regional finance team, led by the Regional Finance Partner, to deliver an expert service to our schools by:   

• ensuring accurate and timely processing and BACS payment of purchase invoices

• resolving payment queries with suppliers

• ensuring compliance with goods ordering and receipting processes

• liaising with school-based colleagues as required

The Purchase Ledger Officer will be working specifically with schools in our Eastern region (Chestnut Park, de Stafford, Hillcroft, Marden Lodge, Meridian High, Warlingham, Whyteleafe) and our Southern region (Forge Wood, Kilnwood Vale, Lime Tree, Merstham Park, Merstham Primary, Salfords, Southgate). This role will be based at De Stafford, Caterham. 

About GLF

GLF Schools currently has 40 schools located in Surrey, Wokingham, Croydon, Oxfordshire and West Sussex. Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within the GLF family of schools. We believe that every child in our schools can achieve the highest academic standards whilst enjoying a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity.  

What we are looking for

• Experience working within a Finance Department

• Experience of working with PSF accounting system

• Accuracy and attention to detail

• Positive and solution focused with a flexible approach to work

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.

Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Work life and family friendly policies 
  • Flexible Working 
  • Staff Wellbeing 
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management 
  • Staff Benefits 
  • Community and Collaboration 
  • Valued Worker Scheme 

The Details

Salary: G3/4 £17,322 - £20,523 FTE per annum (salary will be pro rata'd for part time / term time working patterns)

Hours: 30-36 hours a week, 43 weeks of the year

Location: De Stafford, Caterham

Start date: September 2020

Advert Closing Date: Thursday 2nd July

Interview Date: Wednesday 8th July (interviews will take place virtually)


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.