ES Finance Officer

Job posted: 18/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 1337049

Reference: 1337049

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1  Demonstrated capacity to perform duties consistent with established guidelines and frameworks, including coordinating and supporting others in respect to specific work functions relevant to the role.

SC2  Demonstrated capacity to work and collaborate with others in a team environment.

SC3  Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in a team environment, including high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4  Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5  Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management and other school staff in respect to the work area.

SC6  A commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


An education support class position at this range will perform tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice, and school policy under supervision and direction. This may include coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Certification and/or qualifications of up to three years can be required at this level (noting that Registered Nurse is not included at this level, the first level for which is Level 1 range 3).

A role at this range may include:

  • Specific support tasks to achieve outcomes. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the co-ordination of a work area under the direction of the principal or a manager.
  • Assisting teachers, within an educational program, by undertaking specific support tasks or the coordination of the support function.
  • Supervised health and wellbeing support tasks, medical intervention support tasks, or other specialised student/teacher support roles (e.g. enrolled nurses performing the role as described in schedule 3). These roles require specific qualifications and/or training, including roles where further training must be undertaken from time to time. The role is for a specific purpose, for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.
  • Technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options. Routine technical support in libraries, science, and information technology would be typical examples.

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established, and direction is readily available. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.


A full role description is available, and includes the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain the schools financial records.
  • Prepare financial documentation and data for budget preparation.
  • Reconcile school spending against the school's budget.
  • Ensure all relevant financial reports are checked and any discrepancy is investigated and reported to senior management.
  • Attend sub-committees, when required, and prepare financial reports.
  • Provide advice to program coordinators and teaching staff on spending against the budget.
  • Other relevant duties as determined by the Business Manager or Principal

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • In 2022 we have Year 7. In 2023 we add Year 8, and then each year level after that.
  • As a School, we prioritise developing the skills of our staff and students, with observation, measurement, goal setting and improvement for all.
  • For an applicant’s information package please email greenvale.sc@education.vic.gov.au
  • Applications should be constructed, and attached, as one PDF document.
  • Applications (single document) should include your cover letter, CV, response to the Key Selection Criteria and a list of 3 relevant referees.
  • Applications should be saved as a PDF.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile

The community of Greenvale has long-awaited its own a secondary school and is eager for it to be a success story: the secondary school of choice for local families and a school of which all in the community can be proud. The future of education for Greenvale is now here and students will be prepared for, and encouraged to dream, believe and achieve.

Our school opened on day 1 of Term 1, 2022 at 2 Glencairn Drive, Greenvale and will grow rapidly. In its first year of operation, the school will open to Year 7 students only, and progress by year level thereafter.

At Greenvale we are unrelentingly supportive and overwhelmingly positive with the growth of every individual student our absolute core focus. We have created a learning environment that is built on high expectations for all, where all students are engaged in academic enrichment with a diverse and challenging curriculum, while ensuring they enjoy the caring and supportive environment in which they learn every day.

Students are exposed to a diverse and challenging curriculum as well as offering academic enhancements in all learning areas.  

The College also supplements students’ learning with a wide range of co-curricular programs as well as encouraging them to get involved with the wider community.

Our school vision, mission and values were developed in partnership with the community and are:


We stay at the forefront of education to encourage the development of the whole student, providing them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and become lifelong learners who are generous, active and informed citizens.


We’re on a mission to provide the best education we can for our students by partnering with our community and fostering the natural care and passion our staff have to make a difference.


Excellence: We relentlessly pursue excellence and achieve our best

Leadership: We support and influence others to achieve more than they thought possible

Respect: We respect others for who they are and value their opinions

Teamwork: We work together to achieve our goals through trust and mutual support



Current funding allows for the following permanent facilities:

  • Administration and Learning Resource Centre building
  • STEM building
  • Learning Neighbourhood building
  • Stage 1 carpark
  • 2 x bike shelters
  • 1 x temporary hardcourt
  • Landscaped outdoor play and learning areas

At completion of Stage 1 works, the school will accommodate a capacity of approximately 550 students.

Future stages will be delivered when Stage Budgets release additional funding and will allow for the construction of the remaining facilities:

  • Additional Learning Neighbourhood building
  • Visual Arts Building
  • Performing Arts and Physical Education (PAPE) building including indoor multi- court
  • 4 x hardcourts
  • Sports oval
  • Landscaped outdoor play and learning areas
  • Stage 2 carpark
ES Finance Officer

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Julian Vescio | (03) 8393 0000

ES Finance Officer