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Finance Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-100-S
  • Posted:29/02/2024
  • Pay:£22,457 - £23,453 FTE
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:11/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11th March 2024


  • Swale Academies Trust Central Services
  • All Year Round or Term Time + 2 Weeks
  • 37 hours per week  / Part-time hours will be considered
  • £22,457 - £23,453 FTE

Swale Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an additional Finance Assistant to join our central finance team based in Sittingbourne, Kent. 

You will be a hardworking, friendly and organised individual who enjoys team working and a busy office environment.

Key duties include processing of orders and invoices, raising payments to suppliers, school trips, and managing email inboxes.

This is a fast-paced but rewarding role, encompassing a range of duties working with multiple stakeholders both internal and external.  The successful candidate will be a strong team player with sound interpersonal skills who is able to prioritise their own workload.

Prior experience of school finance would be an advantage but is not essential as full training for the role will be provided.

Training opportunities to obtain recognised qualifications via an apprenticeship route are available for the right candidate.

Our preference is for a full-time all –year-round appointment but term-time applications will be considered.

Informal discussions about the post are welcomed.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post and require further information, please contact Gavin Bailey, Head of Finance at gavin.bailey@swale.at or 1795 905989.

Applications should be made by submitting a SAT Application Form/CV to Recruitment@swale.at or via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 989 (option 2)

Interview Dates: w/c 11th March 2024

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at



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.