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Finance Manager - Full-time

The Canterbury Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F83-6-S
  • Posted:22/06/2022
  • Pay:Academy Pay Band 10 £34,866 - £41,011
  • Start Date:Aug / Sept 2022
  • App Close Date:11/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Wk Com: 18.07.2022

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The Canterbury Academy Trust

Finance Manager - Full-time

TCAT Pay range 10 (£34,866-£41,011) Depending on skills, experience and qualifications.
Further salary progression is possible to TCAT Pay Range 11 £47,199 as the individual and role develops.

We have an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, dynamic Finance Manager to join our successful team on a full-time basis. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, self-starter to lead the finance team and manage all aspects of the school’s financial affairs, support and work closely with the Director of Finance , with the opportunity for the right candidate to develop into the role of Director of Finance in the longer term.

This role is ideal for someone studying towards an accounting qualification and would like the challenge to learn the middle tiers of accounting in an organisation (education sector). Someone who is prepared to work hard and meet deadlines, who can work under pressure and resolve queries with efficiency and accuracy. A lateral thinker who is creative but follows processes.

We are looking for someone who has:
• Ability to lead , to inspire and to work as part of a team or independently as required.
• Experience of working in a finance office environment at senior level with extensive financial knowledge.
• Experience working within a payroll environment and able to meet strict deadlines preferable within an  Education Sector.
• Working experience of using PS Financial and Sage 50 accounting packages.
• Willingness and ability to work flexible hours as required by the monthly and annual reporting schedule.
• A positive “can do” approachable who can remain calm under pressure.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience that we require then we would love to hear from you.

For more information and to arrange a tour of the Academy please email:

cdicks@canterbury.kent.sch.uk in the first instance.


The Canterbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references, an adequate pre-employment health check and verification of the right to work in the UK.


Information about the federation

Based in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury, The Canterbury Academy Trust came into existence in October 2010 when schools judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ were allowed to convert to academy status, benefit from greater freedoms and shape their futures.

Since then The Canterbury Academy Trust has grown and it now provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; a newly built and expanded two form of entry The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. Our beliefs which underpin and drive all we do are simple. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something – that all children walk with genius – and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for and working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all of our students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education and learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).