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Senior Finance Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-102-S
  • Posted:06/06/2024
  • Pay:£28,509 - £30,170 FTE
  • Start Date:5th August 2024
  • App Close Date:26/06/2024 at 17:00
  • Interviews:w/c 1st July


  • Trust Central Services, Sittingbourne
  • £28,509 - £30,170 FTE – SAT E
  • Full Time or Part Time application welcome

Swale Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Assistant to join our central finance team based in Sittingbourne, Kent.  You will be a hardworking, friendly and organised individual, ideally with school finance experience and people management skills.

Key duties include supporting our finance assistants with training and workload prioritisation, managing the month-end process, maintaining ParentPay items, and dealing with queries from staff, suppliers, customers and parents.

This is a challenging 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 excellent interpersonal skills, and someone who is able to prioritise both their own workload and that of others.

A good working knowledge of IRIS Financials (PSF) will be a distinct advantage but is not essential.

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

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 at gavin.bailey@swale.at

Applications can be made through Kent Teach, or be submitted to recruitment@swale.at and include a completed application form. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 905989 (option 2)

Interview Dates: w/c 1st July 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



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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.