Financial Controller - SECAT Central Finance

SECAT Southend East Community Academy Trust, Shoeburyness
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Job Ref No. ECC0-9S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: L9 SCP 35-41 £38,890-£44,859
Position Start Date: 01/05/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/04/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 19 April 2021 Shortlisting Starts:  14/04/2021

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Southend East Community Academy Trust (SECAT) is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller to lead the Central Finance function under the direction of the Finance Director.

The financial controller is responsible for the provision of an expert financial management service to all academies within the Trust of seven locations including five Primary, one Secondary and the Central MAT. They are responsible for the daily management of the Trust financial affairs and performance, providing regular briefings to the Finance Director on the Trust's financial performance, management accounts and budget matters. They will work closely with the Finance Director to develop and implement the strategic financial plan for the Trust.

We are looking to appoint an experienced school sector Financial Controller with experience of PSF accounting system and IMP budgeting software.

Please visit our website or contact Jan d'Eca at for an application pack that details the requirements of this role.

Due to the current restrictions, you are welcome to visit our school where the Central Finance Team is located when the students have left site. Please contact Jan d'Eca if you wish to arrange a visit.

A copy of the SECAT Recruitment and Selection Policy and Privacy Notice for Job Applicants can be found in the policies section of the SECAT website (

SECAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance, and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

The SECAT mission statement

We are a community of schools working in partnership, sharing resources and ideas to provide a rounded and inclusive education to our pupils who range from the age of 3 through to 18. We work towards enhancing the life chances and prosperity of our students and to equip them for adult life. Whilst keeping each school’s individual character, we encourage our staff to share best practice and knowledge to further benefit our students. We are passionate about educating and encouraging our students to become active, successful citizens and to have the confidence to meet any challenge they face.

‘Building strong schools, building strong partnerships, building strong communities’

The Central Multi-Academy Trust Head Office is based at SECAT House, which is in the extensive grounds of Thorpedene Primary School. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Finance Director and PA to the Executive Team, all work from SECAT House.

The Central Finance Team, the Central ICT Team and the Central HR Team are all based in schools within the Trust; the Central Finance Team and the Central ICT Team work from Shoeburyness High School and the Central HR Team work from Richmond Avenue Primary School and Nursery.

Each school has a Local Academy Committee, to which the Trust Board delegate responsibilities.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Jan D'Eca
Delaware Road, Shoeburyness
Essex, SS3 9NP
Telephone: 01702 580463
Email: JanD'

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