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Trust Finance Support Officer - Full-time/Part-time

Tenax Schools Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F69-3-S
  • Posted:03/08/2022
  • Pay:KR6 FTE min. £21,801 – max £23,262
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:25/08/2022 at 10:30
  • Interviews:1st & 2nd September 2022


This is an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and adaptable finance professional with an interest in education to join this highly regarded and successful Church of England Trust. 

Our successful candidate will support our Group Financial Controller by undertaking core finance processes and general administrative tasks, to ensure robust financial reporting and compliance across the Trust’s growing portfolio.

The role is offered as a maximum of 37 hours per week, across the full year. The Trust is committed to flexible working and will always seek to accommodate the needs of employees, where possible agreeing alternative working arrangements.

Whilst the role is advertised as full time worked over 52 weeks we would consider term time working plus additional weeks for the right candidate.

We are an organisation committed to developing all of our staff through Trust-wide mentoring and support arrangements. We will work with the new post holder to secure the most appropriate CPD opportunities.

Any potential applicant who would appreciate an informal and confidential discussion with Pauline Barritt, GFC about the post should arrange an appointment by contacting: barritt@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk

Such conversations are not part of the selection process for the role.

Information about the trust

Tenax is a Church of England academy trust located in West Kent and East Sussex. It works in partnership with the dioceses of Rochester and Chichester, but also includes schools with no faith designation.

It currently comprises 7 primary schools in full membership (one of which is a free school), and one in associate membership, alongside a large secondary school, Bennett Memorial. It is led by Mr Ian Bauckham CBE, who also holds a number of national roles in education.

The Trust also runs a highly successful School Centred Initial Teacher Training centre (SCITT), recently graded Outstanding, which is this year training more than 70 primary and secondary teachers across the wider area.

We have been appointed designated Teaching Hub Status (for both East and West Kent) due to the success of our large and successful Teaching School Alliance which had a track record of delivering large scale school improvement work at regional level in addition to training programmes attracting large numbers of participants and well-known trainers and speakers.

Tenax aims to achieve educational excellence for all through outstanding leadership, a sequenced, knowledge-based curriculum, high quality evidence-based pedagogy and a commitment to teacher professional development. This is complemented by an emphasis on creating schools with a strong and distinctive ethos and culture.

While our Church of England schools place particular emphasis on teaching children and young people about Christian values, beliefs and traditions, all of our schools subscribe to our underpinning educational, ethical and personal development principles. We value diversity and the distinctive local character of each school. We welcome pupils and families from all backgrounds and from all faiths and none. The Trust aims to maintain and further enhance its reputation for excellence in all aspects of its work.

The name ‘Tenax’ is the Latin word for ‘tenacious’ or ‘steadfast’. We chose it because we are steadfast in our belief in the value of Church of England education, and the consequent commitment to high achievement and personal growth for all young people.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Culverden Down,
    Tunbridge Wells,
    TN4 9SH
  • Telephone: 01892 521595
  • Email: hr@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk



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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.