Job Ref No. ECC2915-79 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 7 Point 19-24 (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 15/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/03/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 25th March 2024  

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Job Title: Trust Finance Lead - South Essex Academy Trust

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week,term time plus 3 additional weeks per year

Scale: 7

Point: 19-24 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £26,784.40 to £29,705.07 per annum

Start Date: ASAP

Closing date: 14th March 2024 - midday

Interviews: w/c 25th March 2024

South Essex Academy Trust are looking to appoint an organised, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Trust Finance Lead to manage the schools' finance functions. The successful candidate will be appropriately qualified, highly organised and an excellent communicator and manager. This position will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

As the Trust Finance Lead you will provide financial support to the Trust to facilitate the efficient running of the schools' budgets and maintain its educational aims. The contracted working hours are 37 per week, working term time plus 3 additional week per year. The role has the opportunity of flexible working which can be agreed once appointed. This will include home working with some days in our Finance Team office which is based at Westwood Academy.

The successful candidate should have:

· Experience of financial transactions, including banking, management accounts review and reconciliation and debtor management and reporting.

· Experience of managing the administration and development of the financial systems

· Ability to think strategically and to articulate how they will further the school's vision.

· Familiarity with business priorities in the education sector

· Ability to analyse and interpret data, presenting it in accessible form to various audiences to inform decision making

· Experience of PS Financials Accounting Software.

· Sound judgement, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team.

· Ability to successfully line manage colleagues to ensure high quality provision

We can offer:

· The opportunity to join a growing Multi-Academy Trust of primary schools that collaborate closely for the benefit of all.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01702 559467, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

South Essex Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete our application form. Once completed please send to Sarah O'Donnell, Recruitment Consultant at along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Job Description and Person Specification is also included in the attachments.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Information about the School

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We have a great deal of fun in our learning, whether in the classroom or playground, on the sports field, during one of our educational visits or themed learning days.

Supporting our school, South Essex Academy Trust plays a pivotal role by providing leadership, CPD, and school improvement through the peer review model, Leadership Academy, and the support of our School Improvement team. Leaders invest time and CPD in developing staff expertise and teachers value the training they receive; this gives teachers the confidence to adopt teaching approaches that get the best from pupils.

Our team is wholeheartedly devoted to children’s well-being, setting high standards, and nurturing the skills and enthusiasm necessary for our pupils to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences that life has to offer.

If you would like to find out more about us, please contact the school and make a convenient appointment; we will be delighted to welcome you!

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

Vicky Merrell
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467

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