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Finance Assistant - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-53-S
  • Posted:16/12/2021
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:February 2022 or sooner if possible
  • App Close Date:19/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 24th January 2022


Required for February 2022

£18,607.00 to £19,506.00 (SAT 4)

Permanent Position

37 hours a week with 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.  The option to work Term Time only plus 2 weeks would be considered.  (Pro Rata salary £16,415.00 - £17,208.00).

Swale Academies Trust wish to appoint a Finance Assistant to enhance the development of central services team. The ideal candidate will provide a comprehensive and effective financial and administrative service to schools across the Trust. 

You will be enthusiastic and motivated with an adaptable, flexible attitude and be a self-starter.

This position will be based at the Trust offices in Sittingbourne, Kent although some travel to our schools may be necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity to pursue a rewarding career with the trust, to support our increasing family of schools in educating children in the south east.

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

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Gavin Bailey, Head of Finance for an informal discussion regarding the post by email: gavin.bailey@swale.at telephone 01795 426091.

Applications should be made 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 426091 ( option 2)

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

Interview Date:  w/c 24th January 2022

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).