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Trust Finance Apprentice - Full-time/Part-time

Coppice Primary Partnership

  • Ref:KCC-F57-7-S
  • Posted:24/10/2022
  • Pay:£12,500 FTE
  • Start Date:December/January
  • App Close Date:10/11/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 21 November 2022


Coppice Primary Partnership is a growing Multi Academy Trust comprising 3 primary schools. We are looking for a Finance Apprentice to work within our central team.

At Coppice we see ourselves as one staff that operate across all of our schools. As a result we are looking for the right person to join us. A key part of this will be understanding and believing in our core values of Excellence. Teamwork and collaboration are vital to our success and we want to ensure that anyone joining us share these beliefs.

The role is 37 hours per week, including 1 day/week at college, term time only (38 weeks) plus an additional 4 weeks in the school holidays. You will receive 26 days holiday entitlement plus Bank Holidays.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with a proven record of building strong relationships. They will have GCSE English and Maths grades A-C or equivalent, excellent IT and written skills. 

Key responsibilities for the Trust Finance Apprentice are included in the attached job description and cover:

  • Ensuring that the Finance System is up to date all all times
  • Ensuring postings are accurate and in line with budgeted spend
  • Ensuring compliance to the Finance Policy and Trust procedures
  • Supporting the Trust Finance Manager in producing monthly management accounts by meeting given deadlines
  • Managing the accurate and timely receipt of self-generated funds across the Trust through raising sales invoices and chasing any aged debt

The Trust office is based at Loose Primary School. Occasionally meetings are held at all schools in the trust and the successful candidate(s) will be responsible for travel to these locations for which travel expenses will be paid where appropriate. The role has the potential to grow with the trust in the future and this can be discussed at interview.

Information about the federation

Our trust was born out of a genuine desire to secure outstanding provision for all children. The word ‘partnership’ was chosen deliberately as our vision is for schools to work together, building on their own strengths and uniqueness to secure the very best for every child.

We are guided by a set of core principles which support everything we do.

• We are and will remain a primary led trust who understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Primary Education.

• Collaboration supports the identification of best practice and its appropriate dissemination.

• We will be led by primary specialists with experience of leading successfully within the primary sector.

• Excellent academic standards of education will be secured by building on the strong values and ethos in which children are educated within each school.

• Our curriculum, rich with the knowledge and skills that children need will also celebrate sport and the arts, supporting children’s aspirations. Every child’s time at school will be a positive experience and something they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

• Our school improvement model is designed to retain expertise within the trust, providing bespoke and timely support as required.

• We invest in our staff by providing high quality professional development to support them in securing the very best provision for our children. We build capacity and will offer opportunities internally where appropriate to encourage staff retention.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Francis
  • Address:Coppice Primary Partnership,
    Loose Road,
    ME15 9UW
  • Telephone: 01622743549
  • Email: karenfrancis@coppicepp.org



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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.