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Funding and Finance Administrator

Part time - 25 hours per week, 52 week contract (not term time only)

To be worked over 4 or 5 days per week in school.

 £16,000 (FTE £24,000) 

Permanent contract

Elmhurst Ballet School is a highly successful vocational ballet school associated with Birmingham Royal Ballet and is based one mile from the city centre in Edgbaston in a modern purpose-built facility with ample free parking and onsite Bistro cafeteria. Elmhurst caters for up to 200 students aged 11-19, many of whom are boarders. Our philosophy is that talent is classless and we work hard to secure funding so that our world class education and training is accessible to talented young people from all backgrounds.

We are looking for an experienced financial administrator to administer our Government Funding and School Bursary Schemes which support around 80% of our students by providing means-tested grants to their families. 

Highly organised and numerate, with an eye for detail and excellent interpersonal skills, you will lead the means-testing process including sending out forms to parents and, checking that these have been filled in correctly with the correct evidence supplied. You will assist the Director of Finance and Operations to calculate student grants and complete the necessary returns to make and finalise claims. You will also provide general accounts administrative support to the wider finance team. 

Full training on the grant and bursary processes will be provided, so while experience of working on government grant claims would be desirable, it is not essential. 

The successful candidate will be passionate about helping our talented students achieve their potential, regardless of their family background or finances. You will be an excellent communicator and will understand the sensitivity around processing personal financial information.

The successful candidate will work towards fulfilling the school’s commitment to a high quality provision for students and will promote and embody the school’s ethos: the Elmhurst Way. 

Additional Information

To apply, please click ‘apply for this role’ below where you will be able to download and complete the application pack. 

Alternatively, completed application packs can be sent to: Elmhurst Ballet School, F.A.O. Liz Innis, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UH. 

General enquiries and requests to visit the school should be emailed to: 

CV’s cannot be accepted and we kindly request no contact from employment agencies 

Closing Date

Monday 3rd April

Interview Date - TBC

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk). 

Please email if you need the application form in an alternative format.

Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

 ‘At Elmhurst Ballet School we recruit for attitude so we expect all applicants to follow the school’s ethos of humility and compassion in all that they do.’

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