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Job Ref No. ECC12347-7S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £33,000 - £40,000
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/12/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: Week Beginning 11th December 2023  

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Central Office
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Scratton Road, Stanford Le Hope, Essex SS15 0PA

Job Title
Trust Business Manager
£33,000 to £40,000 per annum
Permanent - 37 hours per week - 5 days a week - Term time plus 4 weeks, plus 5 INSET days
Closing Date

4th December 2023 at midday. Interviews: w/c 11th December 2023
Christus Catholic Trust is a multi-academy trust comprising of seven primary schools across south Essex. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced School Business Manager to join the Central Team to support the strategic day to day running of the Trust as well as individual schools within the Trust.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly organised Trust Business Manager who is encouraged to play a pivotal role in the day to day life of the Trust. The person appointed to this multifaceted role will work closely with the Catholic Senior Executive Leader and Chief Financial Officer as well as provide finance and general administrative support for the Trust. This is a great opportunity for an experienced School Business Manager who is self motivated with high expectations of self and others to work within the central function of the Trust. You will be motivated with the ability to manage tasks using initiative. You will be directly involved in assisting the Trust reach its strategic goals.
Job Summary
· Day to day financial transactions including accounts payable
· Preparation of monthly management accounts, VAT returns, salary variance reports, revised forecasts, cashflow statement, reconciliation of all key control accounts, preparation of trading accounts, prepayments, accruals, deferred income, inter-company balances
· Budget setting, monitoring and forecasts
· Procurement across the Trust
· Attendance at Local Governing Body Finance committee meetings, presenting the management accounts
· Ensuring compliance with the Trust's financial regulations across the Trust
· Supporting & assisting other schools as required with all aspects financial management
· Assist with internal and external audit
· Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer and assisting with ad hoc duties as required
· Supporting the Catholic Senior Executive Leader with
the production of a termly newsletter
o general administration
o GDPR compliance
o Other ad hoc duties as required

Trust Business Manager Essential Requirements
· Proven financial accounting literacy and experience
· Maths and English GCSE Grade 5 (or equivalent)
· Good IT skills in particular Microsoft Excel and Word
· Strong attention to detail
· Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels
· Team player
· Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan workloads, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
· Enthusiastic, confident and able to show initiative and resilience
· Enthusiastic and willing to involve oneself in the life of the Christus Catholic Trust and be fully supportive of the Catholic ethos of the Trust

Desirable Requirements
· Experience of working within a school/Multi Academy Trust
· Experience of using IRIS (PSF)
· AAT Level 3

The Christus Catholic Trust can offer:

● An opportunity to make a difference directly contributing to the positive outcomes for pupils
● Working with a supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring team to grow and develop with
● A Trust that is committed to creating an ethos of mutual support and sharing practices, an effective Catholic education for the children in our communities
● Support to improve the high standards of learning and achievement
● Ongoing training and opportunities for continuing professional development

How to apply
All applicants must complete an application form and cover letter - an application form can be obtained by emailing Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To make an appointment to discuss this position, please email

The Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Information about the School

We are a communion of six Catholic Primary Academies across south Essex. We provide a safe, stimulating and supportive school environment, a curriculum and policies and practices that are based on Gospel values. Our primary aim is to enable all our pupils to acquire the beliefs, values, knowledge, skills, practices and positive relationships that will enable them to develop a love of learning and enjoy the fullness of life.

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

Joanna Seymour
St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Scratton Road, Stanford Le Hope
Essex, SS17 0PA
Telephone: 01375 672217

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