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Southend East Community Academy Trust (SECAT) are seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to join the Central Team.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking individual with excellent communication skills and a strong background in finance to join our central finance team as a Finance Officer. We have recently centralised the finance function of our Multi Academy Trust and we have a vacancy for this exciting new role to be part of a team of three Finance Officers.
SECAT is a Multi Academy Trust, which consists of one large secondary school, three primary schools, and an infant and a junior school all within 1.6 miles of each other. We have a mixture of long-standing and newer Headteachers within our SECAT community who all work well together to deliver the outcomes we have come to expect and to work with our colleagues in the Local Authority and other schools in Southend.
The role is critical to ensuring efficient and successful delivery of Finance. The candidate will be an organised team player, with the ability to work under their own initiative. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the vision of the MAT.
The successful candidate will contribute towards the provision of professional management and leadership of financial services for the Multi Academy Trust.
To support with promoting best practice and ensuring compliance with the financial processes and procedures for 350 staff members providing services for over 3,500 pupils across the Trust.
As part of SECAT, we offer our staff excellent CPD opportunities and support through ournetwork of experienced professionals, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Applications are invited from candidates who have excellent administrative and interpersonal skills and the dedication and enthusiasm to be part of a thoroughly committed team. Our schools benefit from wonderful children, engaged parents and a supportive working environment.
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, the Central Estates Team and the Central HR Team are all based in schools within the Trust; the Central Finance Team, the Central Estates 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.