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Trust Finance and Operations Manager - Full-time

Allington Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5209-118S
  • Posted:26/09/2023
  • Pay:KR9 (£32,485.00 - £36,693.00)
  • Start Date:November 2023
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:tbc


We are currently recruiting for a Finance and Operations Manger to work in close partnership with the Executive Head, Chief Finance Officer and Headteachers within our trust.

This is a full time role for 52 weeks per year. Kent Pay Range  9  (£32,483.00 - £36,693.00) based on experience. The job is based at both Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School and  you will be requiired to split your working week between the two sites.

Experience of working within an education Operations and /or finance environment would be beneficial, as will experience within another financial or business environment.

The Trust Finance and Operations Manager is part of the Trust Business Administration team, assisting the Chief Finance Officer to ensure the Trust complies with the appropriate legislation and reporting requirements.

A rewarding role, the main areas of focus will include:

  • Ensuring the Trust meets its educational needs through excellent and robust business functions
  • To take responsibility for the development and organisation of financial processes within the Trust to benefit student learning and teacher efficiency, whilst ensuring value for money in all areas
  • To actively model and promote the values and ethos of the Trust
  • To ensure compliance with the Academy Trust Handbook in all areas of Trust finance and Estate Management.
  • Support the CFO with all areas of financial reporting
  • To supervise the smooth running of the Payroll function across the Trust
  • Contract management; ensuring the Trust achieves value for money in all purchases
  • Management of the Trust Finance and Administration team
  • Working with the CFO, Executive Headteacher and Headteachers in identifying opportunities for generating additional income and submitting funding bids either Trust wide or for Academy specific
  • Oversee capital project management
  • Health and Safety responsibilites including Risk Assesments, monitoring, measuring snd reporting of health and safety issues.

The full list of key responsibilities and the person specification are attached to this advert.

This role is key to the continued success of the trust and the successful candidate will be proactive, self-motivated, focused and extremely capable with excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Proven experience and or knowledge of most, if not all of the key areas of the role is vital; applications will only be considered from candidates who are able to demonstrate this.

We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early and to interview candidates during the advertisement window; candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the school

Allington Primary School, Barming Primary and Pre-School are all part of Orchard Academy Trust

The children, staff, Trustees and governors are incredibly proud of their schools and all work extremely hard to ensure that our children are kept safe and given many opportunities to shine both in and out of the classroom. The curriculum supports our children in their preparation for living in the wider world, nurtures their independence and ensures they believe in their endless potential.

Across the Trust, our enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff work strongly together to provide exciting learning experiences for the children both inside and outside the classroom.

For all enquiries relating to this vacancy, or the school itself, please contact Miss Wimpenny on hr@allington.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss J Wimpenny
  • Address:Hildenborough Crescent, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0PG
  • Telephone: (01622) 757350
  • Email: hr@allington.kent.sch.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.