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Finance Administrator - Term Time

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (Aquila)

  • Ref:KCC-F33-26-S
  • Posted:19/08/2022
  • Pay:£19,428.00 - £19,640.00 pro rata
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:15/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 19th September 2022


We are looking for an organised, efficient and motivated candidate to join our central team at our Head office in Folkestone from September 2022.  This is an entry level position with scope to develop.  The successful candidate much demonstrate flexibility, confidentiality and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.  A basic understanding of financial concepts, such as debits/credits would be an advantage.  We are a small and friendly central team supporting 16 primary aged schools across the Diocese of Canterbury.

The working pattern will be 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday, Term Time only plus 5 training days (39 weeks).

Closing date:           Midday 15th September 2022

Interview date:        w/c 19th September 2022

Start date:               ASAP

Please read the attached job description before applying.


Information about the trust

Through inclusive and innovative practice we nurture through the Aquila family to provide exceptional learning experiences enriching the lives of all in our unique communities.

We aspire to excellence; to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people, enabling them to fulfil their potential and make a worthwhile contribution to our diverse, dynamic society.

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is an established and highly successful Multi-Academy Trust currently consisting of primary schools and expecting to grow over the coming years.

The Trust offers: • outstanding mentoring and coaching • full induction programme for all new staff • excellent professional development opportunities • an enviable track record of career progression • collaborative working in a supportive team environment

We are committed to ensuring our academies work together, sharing their strengths, to provide a great education for every pupil. We believe learning must be engaging and relevant and develop the whole child. Our academies design their coverage of the curriculum to provide challenging and exciting learning experiences in a caring and nurturing environment which is based on our strong values. Our academies value every individual and celebrate differences through their culture of mutual trust and shared values.

We want to deliver and develop best practice through learning together and engaging with action research with Canterbury Christ Church University. We want our academies to serve their local communities through links with churches, each other and to develop wider networks enabling staff and pupils to flourish. Through developing leadership at all levels we want the pupils in our academies to become happy, successful, well rounded individuals who develop into lifelong learners.

We have an English Hub, Behaviour Hub and Associate Research School within our MAT and Aquila is a lead MAT for behaviour.

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust Administrator
  • Address:Unit 33,
    Folkestone Enterprise Centre (Basepoint),
    Shearway Business Park,
    CT19 4RH
  • Telephone: 01303 297020
  • Email: thoward@aquilatrust.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.