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Finance Business Partner - Full-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-127-S
  • Posted:01/06/2023
  • Pay:TSAT Pay Group 6 £35,053 - £42,341 per annum
  • Start Date:August 2023
  • App Close Date:02/07/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:w/c 10 July 2023


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Finance Business Partner


We have an exciting new role as a Finance Business Partner within our Kent hub of schools. As Finance Business Partner you will be supporting the strategic development of each designated academy by working closely with the School leadership to enable effective decision making and achievement of Academy aims.

You will provide high quality strategic financial planning to ensure that the Academy/Trust makes best possible use of resources and is able to provide the best outcomes for pupils. You will also maintain and monitor the efficient management of the designated academies’ budgets.

Our Schools

For further information on our Kent schools please click the below links

All Faiths Children’s Academy, Cedar Children’s Academy, Holcombe Grammar School, Goodwin Academy, Gordon Children’s Academy, Maritime Academy, New Horizons Children’s Academy, Rochester Grammar School and The Victory Academy 


What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time, with the opportunity for progression as the Trust grows in size.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities across the Trust, wherever you are in your career. 
  • You will be given a Trust laptop upon commencing the position.
  • The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme and an annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service.
  • We are also able to offer a relocation package of up to £3,000 for the right candidate.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our Trust
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy, Rochester Grammar School, Plympton Academy, and Brixham Academy.
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations, eye care vouchers. 
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff. 
  • Free parking in our staff car park 
  • Refer a Friend scheme, where you will be financially compensated for referring friends to the Trust 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 

Next Steps

To apply for this position and to find out more about our Trust and Academies, please contact Simon Arnold (simon.arnold@tsatrust.org.uk ) to arrange an informal conversation with the hiring manager.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk 



Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking Be their Best self Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:The Thinking Schools Academy Trust,
    Park Crescent,
    ME4 6NR
  • Telephone: 03333 602050
  • Email: recruitment@tsatrust.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 Education.