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Finance Officer - Full-time/Part-time

The Howard Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F96-120-S
  • Posted:29/02/2024
  • Pay:NJC C1 points 6 - 19 (FTE £23,893 - £29,777)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:11/03/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


The Howard Academy Trust has a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Officer to join our talented and progressive Central Operations Finance team. The successful candidate will join us at an exciting time in our growth as a Multi Academy Trust, with immediate effect.

Applications for part time (minimum 30 hours) or full time (37 hours) will be accepted. This role will be Term Time Only plus 2/3 weeks and hours are worked over Monday- Friday. Flexibility for varied hours and working days will be considered and discussed further at interview level. Hybrid working is also available.


The successful candidate will provide high quality financial support as part of the Trust Central Finance Team, lead on the preparation of payment runs, including preparation of pay lists and uploading to the bank, and ensure the effective operation of the Finance department. The successful applicant will be organised, hardworking, and have a keen eye for detail.


What can we offer you?

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer: 

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • Subsidised Private Healthcare
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Free Health Checks 
  • Access EarlyPay
  • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
  • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
  • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
  • Wellbeing afternoons
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Free parking on all our sites

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  

If you wish to discuss this vacancy further, please contact the HR team on 01634 265771.  

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.  We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included. 

Information about the federation

The Howard Academy Trust started in Autumn 2015 and continues to grow.

We currently comprise of 3 secondary and 4 primary academies in Medway and Kent. We have future growth plans as a Multi Academy Trust with major projects taking place across the organisation. Our overarching aim and vision for our schools is “working together to create a community of successful learners”. In doing this, we will deliver an outstanding education for the children and young people who attend our academies. We endeavour to ensure that all our pupils have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and opportunities.

The Trust’s role is to oversee the leadership and vision of member schools and to develop effective and supportive partnerships between them. We have a firm belief within the Trust that every child should have access to at least a good education. We are proud that every academy inspected since joining our Trust has remained as a Good school or improved their Ofsted Rating. Both Temple Mill Primary School and Waterfront UTC joined the Trust as sponsored academies and have moved from Special Measures to a Good school on their first inspection. Our schools serve their own community, and each has a unique identity. Being part of this Multi Academy Trust has already provided member schools with practical benefits. We want communities to be proud of their local THAT school and we are determined to make it the first choice for all families.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:South Side Three Road,
    ME4 4FQ
  • Telephone: 01634 265770
  • Email: hr@thatrust.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 Education.