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Finance Officer - Part-time

Cygnus Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F48-44-S
  • Posted:02/02/2023
  • Pay:KR5-KR6 (£20,595- 23,262) depending on experience
  • Start Date:To Be Confirmed
  • App Close Date:07/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


About this Role

Cygnus Academies Trust is looking to recruit a Finance Officer  to join its Shared Services team on a permanent basis. The Finance Officer will support its centralised personnel function for all schools in the Trust.  Cygnus currently has  8 schools in the Trust.

You will need excellent IT, literacy and numeracy skills, possess confidence and initiative and a willingness to contribute to the continued improvement of our Shared Services Team. Previous finance administration experience using would be an advantage, however, training will be provided.

The successful candidate will also have the following qualities: 

  • Great attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.
  • Be flexible and able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Offer great customer service, with strong communication skills.
  • Have a 'can do' teamwork approach.


Role details:

Role:               Finance Officer 

Contract:         52 weeks per year  - Permanent (Please note this is not a term time only role)

Hours:             25 Hours per week - Job share considered for the right candidates  2/3 days 

Salary:             Kent Scheme KR5-6 (Depending on experience) 

Location:           Cygnus Shared Services, Manor Community Primary School, Keary Road, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0BU

Start date:        To be confirmed 

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the trust

Safer recruitment

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.

Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

About Upland Primary School

Upland Primary School is an over-subscribed two-form entry primary school with a nursery in the heart of Bexleyheath. Our school has a vibrant feel; we are proud of our happy, welcoming and positive atmosphere and our strong community links. The exciting and innovative curriculum at Upland ensures that our children enjoy coming to school and have a real love of learning. Our children are encouraged to become independent learners; we work together to build confidence and self-esteem, allowing children to explore different activities in a variety of ways.

For further information about the school please visit: www.upland.bexley.sch.uk

Cygnus Academies Trust is a growing group of schools that nurture, challenge and support everyone to be the best they can be. We strongly feel that everyone in our Trust is our responsibility and we value how unique every individual and every school is.

We provide the tools, strategies and expertise to enable pupils and staff in our schools to flourish. Our vision is to give Children, irrespective of background, the learning and experience needed to give them the life chances so that they can realise their ambition.

For further information about Cygnus, please visit: https://www.cygnus.org.uk

References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. Cygnus Academies Trust therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the trust.

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Dan Baker
  • Address:Cygnus Academies Trust,
    C/O Manor Community Primary School ,
    Keary Road ,
    Swanscombe ,
    DA10 OBU
  • Telephone: 01322 224201
  • Email: office@cygnus.org.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.