Trust Finance and Business Assistant (School Based)

Canonium Learning Trust, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC0-9S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £22,777-£25,979* (*FTE/pay award pending)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/09/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week Commencing 11th September  

Job Description

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Canonium Learning Trust is a growing primary Multi-Academy Trust, with four primary schools in Essex. It is our purpose to give every child the very best education possible by enabling each child to fulfil their potential and nurture an enthusiasm for learning. Our children leave our schools equipped for future challenges and success so they can make positive choices in life and a genuine contribution to society.

Supporting our vision and purpose is our dedicated team of business and school support staff, who provide essential operational support to our school teams.

Our new Trust Finance and Business Assistant will undertake a wide variety of administration tasks to support the Trust's centralised support services.

For the right candidate we can be flexible with the working hours of this new post so can offer the role on a part time and term-time working basis, which may be beneficial to someone who would prefer to work around normal school operating hours.

We are also in a position to be able to support an apprentice, which would involve working towards an AAT accountancy qualification. In this case, the successful candidate would work full time hours with apprenticeship pay and conditions


The candidate has the option to 15-16 hours per week:

Option 1 - 4 hours over 4 days (0.43 FTE over the week)

Option 2 - 5 hours over 3 days (0.41 FTE over the week)

The position is also working term time only for 38 weeks per year (43.6 weeks paid including leave entitlement) This is equivalent to 0.85 FTE over the year.

Information about the School

Canonium Learning Trust is a charitable educational trust made up of a family of five primary schools in Essex.

It is our purpose to provide every child with the best possible education whilst nurturing their potential and enthusiasm for learning so children leave our schools equipped to tackle future challenges and make positive contributions to society.

Our purpose is underpinned by three principles that explain how our schools work together in partnership.

Opportunity Our commitment to Opportunity ensures that we work smartly, making the most of every opportunity to provide our pupils with an outstanding, inclusive, and well-rounded educational experience. Collaboration and continuous professional development are key to achieving this goal.

Challenge We prioritise Challenge, striking the right balance between autonomy and consistency. Our focus on teaching and learning, combined with a culture of learning among our staff, allows us to continually improve and provide feedback to ensure our pupils' progress.

Integrity Integrity is at the heart of our approach. We set high standards for ourselves and our staff, role modelling fairness, respect, and effective communication. We have the courage to do the right thing, resist excuses, and treat others with fairness and respect. We take responsibility and accountability for all our actions.

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

HR Officer
c/o Kelvedon St Mary's Primary Academy
Docwra Road
Kelvedon, Colchester
Essex, CO5 9DS
Telephone: 01376 570411

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