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Finance Manager - Part-time

Dartford Primary Academy, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2069-52S
  • Posted:10/09/2019
  • Pay:£29,940 (fte), actual salary £17,498 per annum
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:23/09/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you an experienced Finance Manager with prior experience of working within a school/academy environment, considering a new professional adventure? Dartford Primary Academy, part of Leigh Academies Trust, has the opportunity for a qualified and credible finance professional to join our team in this pivotal role.  Our successful candidate will join us in post as soon as possible, offering a comprehensive financial service to the Principal from the off-set.  Acting as the budgetary advisor to the Principal on all finance-related issues, you will be responsible for the financial management within the academy, ensuring that it complies with the requirements of the Trust’s financial policies and processes.

This opportunity is ideal for a candidate who is seeking progression and further responsibility in their career, and looking to join a highly successful multi-academy trust. Our ideal candidate will:

  • have school experience (strongly desirable)
  • have experience working with spreadsheets and computerised accounting software
  • have experience in budgeting and forecasting

The working basis of this role and remuneration offered is 25 hours per week during Term Time plus two additional weeks inset (dates to be agreed annually in advance), with a full-time equivalent starting salary of £29,940; actual salary of £17,498 per annum the reflect the part-time working pattern.  This is negotiable based on our successful candidate's qualifications and relevant experience.  

Working for Dartford Primary Academy: Dartford Primary Academy is a three form entry primary school in Dartford, catering for children between the ages of three and eleven. We have an outstanding Nursery with spaces for 48 children from the age of three on our St Albans Road site and a special needs provision at our York Road site for children who have EHC plans with ASD or speech and language needs. This provision is a satellite of the Trust's outstanding specialist academy, Milestone, and benefits from their leadership and expertise.

Dartford Primary Academy is from the collaboration of St Albans Road Infant and Nursery School and York Road Junior Academy and as such has a newly formed, collaborative and effective leadership team who are supportive of all staff and committed to their on-going career development.  

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Information about the school

Dartford Primary Academy is a large three-form entry school with a split site (Infants and Nursery based at St Albans Road and Juniors based at York Road). We have an excellent, established nursery provision with committed, dedicated staff.

Dartford Primary Academy is a welcoming, safe and happy place where everyone feels valued and is listened to. We aspire for all children to achieve their full potential in a stimulating environment that both nurtures and challenges them, enabling them to become independent and resilient learners. Our motto – Determined, Persistent, Achiever - underpins the values for all in the academy

Our aim is to provide a learning curriculum that ensures every pupil, regardless of need or background, reaches their full potential and has a successful transition to their secondary setting as a well-informed, globally aware young person. At Dartford Primary Academy our curriculum uses the philosophy of the IB as the framework to underpin a breadth and depth of coverage to ensure it:

  • provides access for all,
  • promotes a positive attitude to learning,
  • encourages international-mindedness in our pupils,
  • challenges pupils to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness, and participate actively in our community;
  • supports the development of communication skills to encourage enquiry, understanding and to allow pupil reflection and expression;
  • emphasises, through the learner profile, the development of the whole pupil – physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Our Curriculum has been carefully designed to enable the depth and breadth of the national curriculum to be explored through the transdisciplinary themes of the IB framework. A key focus through our curriculum intent is to enrich all pupils learning with co-curricular opportunities to enrich their cultural capital and life chances.

We are passionate about developing the Cultural capital of our children and seek to explore as many exciting and inspiring activities alongside their learning to prepare them for their next steps in life.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01322) 290621


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.