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Budget Manager - Central Trust - Full-time

Our Community Multi Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F81-174-S
  • Posted:19/09/2023
  • Pay:Pay Grade 8/9 £26,598-£34,693
  • Start Date:01/11/2023
  • App Close Date:04/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13/10/2023


We are looking for someone:

  • with an understanding of the important issues facing schools or academies.
  • with significant experience of financial management in a school finance office
  • with substantial experience of using school management information systems such as SIMs/RM Integris including responsibility for school census.
  • with substantial experience of school accounting systems (preferably SIMS Finance) and budget planning systems
  • with substantial experience of producing a range of complex documents and reports using Microsoft Office.
  • with a good knowledge of the funding, regulatory and legislative environment of academies
  • with knowledge of general school policy and procedures.
  • who is an effective communicator who can forge effective working relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Level 3 Diploma in School Business Management/AAT or equivalent.

What we can offer:

  • We have structured the Business Support Team such that you will be part of a cohort of experts to aid in developing cohesive teamwork, efficiencies and shared purpose.
  • A role in an exciting and newly established Multi Academy Trust with a focus on collaboration and inclusion.
  • Support from a strong Trust leadership Team working together to improve all aspects of education, finance, premises, health and safety.
  • A focus on career development within the Trust and in partnership with the KMA and other external partners and an opportunity to access good quality CPD and training.
  • Our Trust and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have Finance experience, ideally within the education sector, are a committed team player with a passion for making a positive impact on the education and care of pupils, then take the opportunity to apply.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other pre-employment checks which must be undertaken before the role is confirmed by the school.

Our Community MAT is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Applications to be made via Kent Teach.

For further information about the role, please contact Elaine Latham, elaine.latham@ocmat.org.uk.

Information about the trust

At the heart of Our Community Multi Academy Trust’s vision is a belief in educational excellence enabling all children to develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually in the safest environments possible.

We believe that it takes an entire educational community to prepare every child to be the model citizens of tomorrow by equipping our children with the key skills and attributes required for an ever-evolving global society.

Children are at the front and centre of Our Community Multi Academy Trust. A child gets one chance of a primary education. Our role is to ensure that our children make the most of every opportunity by enabling our schools to aspire to and achieve the highest standards of education and care.

Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a church majority MAT comprising four Church of England Primary schools; two small village primary schools; a 1 form entry primary school; a 1.5 form entry primary school; a 3-form entry infant school; and a 3-form entry junior school. The Acorns Centre, a specialist resource provision for children with speech and language difficulties is shared by the infant and junior school.

As a Trust, we believe staff wellbeing is of high importance and we want all members of our team to feel appreciated and supported. We also offer access to rewards, benefits and discounts.

If your application is shortlisted, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search as part of our safer recruitment checks in line with KCSIE guidance. Any relevant information found with regards to a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Rannard
  • Address:C/O Lynsted & Norton Primary School,
    Lynsted Lane,
    ME9 0RL
  • Telephone: 07591 203164
  • Email: trusthr@ocmat.org.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.