Finance & Admin Assistant - Sense College

Reference number: 47702

Title: Finance & Admin Assistant - Sense College

Location: Peterborough with Hybrid working

Salary: £19,790 per annum

Hours: 24 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 11 July 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


​About the role:

Following the growth of Sense College, we now have an opportunity for a talented individual to join the college as a Finance and Administration Assistant. 

Sense College is the overarching name for Sense College East (SCE) comprising of 8 sites and Sense College Loughborough which is based on one site. Each college has its own separate DfE and Ofsted registration. This role will oversee the finance responsibilities for both colleges.

The successful applicant will provide an efficient and effective administrative and financial support for Sense Colleges to the prescribed standards and timescale; to provide administrative support to the Finance Manager to ensure the effective financial operation of the Sense College East Primarily, but with cover for Sense College Loughborough as required.

The role will be for 24 hours per week for 39 weeks per year (term time 8 weeks +1 week in August. Monday to Thursday 9am – 3pm)

Does this sound right for you?

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the setting up of new packages and ensure information is received on time and is accurate for Central Finance income team.
  • To update query monitoring spreadsheet and other monitoring spreadsheets as appropriate.
  • To support the investigation and resolution of any anomalies and queries regarding learners’ fees/changes to packages, cessation, etc.
  • To support the preparation of accruals/prepayments.
  • To prepare and action accruals / prepayments as advised by Finance Manager.
  • To run Q and A reports as advised by Finance Manager.
  • To upload the journals supplied by Sense College Loughborough as required.
  • To support in the preparation of Education and Adult Social Care invoice schedules.
  • To provide administrative duties associated with evidencing Bursary, Free School Meals (FSM) and Tuition expenditures including updating spreadsheets and keeping associated receipts.
  • To maintain appropriate filing systems in support of operations and undertake any other administrative tasks that are required.
  • To undertake any other duties as required and deemed appropriate to the role across any college centre/site
  • This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
  • Sense is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and expects all staff to share this commitment

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Educated to Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy 
  • Experience of entering and manipulating data in spreadsheets
  • Experience of performing routine data entry tasks
  • Experience in using Microsoft office.  Ability to use email, access the internet, complete electronic forms and records and save and retrieve electronic information.
  • Ability to handle day-to-day enquiries on own initiative, resolve basic problems in own area of work and provide information to aid problem solving.

**A full role profile and person specification is attached below**

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply section:

Please use the link below to complete your application.  Please accompany your CV with a supporting letter in Ariel 12 to be no more than one page long. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit:


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)