8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 1.5 days per week (within school hours)

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31st August 2024

Pay scale

KR10 (pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Hold an accounting certification or be able to demonstrate the required skills through previous professional experience.
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in a senior finance-related position
  • Proven excellent track record relevant to sector.
  • Experience and understanding of managing budgets and IT in relation to its effective use.
  • Have experience in supporting boards and/or executives.
  • Have experience in the education or charity sector.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally to a range of audiences

What the school offers its staff

Transparency: We will treat you with respect, honesty and fairness.

Protecting your privacy: We will ensure your information is secure and handled sensitively.

Understanding: We will ensure your information is secure and handled sensitively.

Showcasing Talent: We will provide a good opportunity for you to share your skills, experience and potential.

Feedback: We will provide constructive feedback professionally and promptly.

Listening: We welcome feedback and we'll act on what you have to share.

Inclusivity: Our hiring decisions align with our commitment to create a high-quality, diverse workforce.

Further details about the role

Job Profile

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • The CFO is responsible for the financial development and sustainability of Temple Grove Academy Trust and for the financial probity of the organisation.
  • They will be responsible for providing the leadership and management of the trust’s finance and business functions, enabling the trust to work effectively towards its aims.
  • They will support the CEO in their role as the trust’s accounting officer.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Advising on financial policy, including investment, treasury, and credit strategy.
  • Budget planning, forecasting and monitoring.
  • Oversee financial management and controls, records, and reporting.
  • Relationships with auditors, banks, and other outside bodies, including credit control and payment policy.
  • To prepare annual accounts for auditing and inspection, liaising with the auditors to obtain sign off and ensure filing of annual company accounts according to ESFA and Companies House guidelines;
  • To ensure that monthly audit checks, internal scrutiny and external audit checks are carried out appropriately and in line with the ATH requirements and that processes are robust;
  • Identify strategic, operational, compliance and financial risks to the Trust’s and maintain the risk register as appropriate.
  • Prepare and with the AO approve monthly payroll and ensure all salaries are paid on time and accurately.
  • Process purchase orders and pay invoices.
  • Manage sales ledger.
  • Prepare and procure monthly management accounts, including budget vs actual, cash flow forecast, balance sheet, KPI’s and pupil number forecasts.
  • Ensure compliance with Academy Trust Handbook.
  • Manage insurance matters.


  • Follow all school policies and the staff code of conduct relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Professional development:

  • Complete all whole-school training deemed necessary including but not limited to Safeguarding, GDPR and Prevent.
  • Undertake other training required to develop in the role.
  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures.


  • Attend Finance & Trust Board meetings, team meetings and staff meetings as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace.
  • Understand and apply all Trust policies.
  • Undertake any reasonable additional responsibilities requested at any time by the Headteacher.
  • Read and adhere to relevant school policies.
  • Please note that this list of duties is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the line manger.
  • This job description may be amended at any time in consultation with the postholder.

Commitment to safeguarding

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).

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About Temple Grove Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
197 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01892 520 562

Temple Grove Academy is committed to excellence in primary education. We are a one-form entry primary school located in Tunbridge Wells (near High Brooms train station).
It has been managed by the Temple Grove Academy Trust since 2011 and has since achieved a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in September 2019 in all five areas of judgment:
Leaders are ambitious for their pupils: They work hard to provide a broad and engaging curriculum for everyone.
Teachers have high expectations and pupils value the interesting work they are given.
Leaders are determined that all children will learn to read at an early age.
Through a rich curriculum, leaders aim for all pupils to be able to learn to manage their lives both now and in the future.
There are well-planned opportunities for pupils to learn to keep themselves safe, including when online.

Our pupils do not always have the best start in life. We are determined for them to reach their full potential and for their aspirations to match our own.

Temple Grove Academy’s school sits on 4 acres of land in the Sherwood Park area of Tunbridge Wells. The school has already heavily invested in its Forest School endeavour through the following infrastructure:
Mud kitchen
Bespoke outdoor classroom

We seek candidates who:
Have high expectations and proven good practice.
Are energetic and enthusiastic about teaching and learning.
Show excellent communication and organisation skills.
Have demonstratable leadership skills and the ability to inspire a team.
Believe in improving the outcomes for pupils and their community.

We offer:
A commitment to CPD for all.
Committed and loyal staff and governors.
Enthusiastic and friendly children.

Visits to the academy are warmly welcome.

Arranging a visit to Temple Grove Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@templegroveacademy.com.

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