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Assistant Finance Manager - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-66-S
  • Posted:27/06/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:August 2022
  • App Close Date:18/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 25th July

Advert

Salary: £26,913 to £30,843 SAT 8

Permanent.

Full time, 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday working all year round.

Swale Academies Trust has an opportunity to appoint an additional Assistant Finance Manager to join our expanding central finance team based in Sittingbourne, Kent.  We are looking for a hardworking, friendly and organised individual, ideally with school finance experience and strong people management skills.

Key duties include supporting our finance managers with monthly accounts production and line management of our finance assistants, in addition to designing and maintaining key accounting schedules and variance investigation and analysis.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, encompassing a range of duties working with multiple stakeholders both internal and external.  The successful candidate will be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, and someone who is able to prioritise both their own workload and that of others.

A good working knowledge of IRIS Financials (PSF) and Access Budgeting will be a distinct advantage.

Training opportunities to obtain recognised qualifications via an apprenticeship route are available for the right candidate.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, then come and join our fast-paced and evolving Multi Academy Trust.

Swale Academies Trust is a successful Multi-Academy Trust in school improvement, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good or outstanding schools. Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Join us to benefit from:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.
  • Generous Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays and a concessionary day to be taken at Christmas.
  • Christmas closure (3 days holiday entitlement is used for this).
  • Additional holiday entitlement for 5 years + service.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Informal discussions about the post are welcomed.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Gavin Bailey, Head of Finance at gavin.bailey@swale.at or 01795 426091.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 25th July 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    Sittingbourne,
    Kent,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at

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Documents

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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).