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Finance Officer Administration - Fixed Term

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-141-S
  • Posted:29/09/2023
  • Pay:Accounting Technician
  • Start Date:November 2023
  • App Close Date:08/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


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Accounting Technician

Salary:  Pay Range £20,067 - £23,040 (FTE £27,00 - £31,000)

Location: New Horizon's Children's Academy

Hours: Part Time 27.5 hrs per week (9 am – 2.30 pm),  52 weeks per year

Contract: Fixed Term


Thinking Solutions for Education are seeking an Accounting Technician to undertake responsibilities as a member of the Central Finance Team supporting the finance function of the TSfE Academies.  The successful candidate will support the Finance Manager, Head of Finance and Chief Finance Officer, ensuring they receive timely and accurate information to enable the effective discharge of their duties.

The Accounting Technician will monitor and oversee the maintenance and management of each designated academy’s accounts and financial transactions, ensuring that all financial processes and procedures are carried out effectively.


Thinking Solutions for Education

Thinking Solutions for Education (TSfE) has been established to provide services to schools and academies that allow these leaders to divert more time and resources towards putting “children first”. This is achieved by:

  • Providing strategic support on decisions that will ensure that improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the school are achieved
  • Developing structures and systems that will enable all schools to benefit from economies of scale irrespective of their own individual size
  • Delivering a customer focused service that puts the school as the most important part of the relationship

“Thinking Solutions for Education invests all profits back into education.”


What we can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities across the Trust, wherever you are in your career. 
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers.  
  • An annual leave entitlement of 27 days, increasing to 31 after 5 years of service, we also honour local government continuous service.  
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School. 
  • Free parking in our staff car park. 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme. 
  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.  
  • Refer a Friend Scheme.  


What you need to do now:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at a really exciting time, as we continue to grow and enhance the professional services that we provide. If you are interested in joining our growing Multi-Academy Trust and developing your career, please apply today!

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.



Information about the trust

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

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust has been ranked as the highest performing trust in the South East and in the top 15 academy trusts in England, out of more than 100. – 2020 DfE report

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:Tracy Pocock
  • Address:The Thinking Skills Academy Trust,
    Park Crescent,
    ME4 6NR
  • Telephone: 0333 360 2000
  • 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 Legislation.