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Finance Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-156-S
  • Posted:23/02/2024
  • Pay:£22,177 - £25,843 FTE
  • Start Date:May 2024
  • App Close Date:10/03/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join our Central Finance Team providing efficient and effective financial support to ensure the Trust’s core financial responsibilities are met.  The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the day to day processes are managed in an accurate and timely manner, inputting standard information into the Trust’s financial system, PS Financials, in accordance with financial procedures.

The Finance Assistant will process purchase orders, goods received notes and invoices for equipment and materials accurately with agreed authorisation and timescales, liaising with suppliers and budget holders as necessary.  They will also provide high quality financial administrative support to the Trust’s Central Finance Team under the direction of the Finance Manager.

This role is offered on either a part time, term time only or full time basis. 

We would be pleased to receive applications from experienced candidates or those wishing to pursue a career in finance. 

We are able to offer hybrid working for this role upon completion of relevant training.


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 27 days, increasing to 31 after 5 years of service.
  • 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 and Rochester Grammar School,
  • 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

If you are interested in joining our growing Multi-Academy Trust and developing your career, please apply today!

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 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 Education.