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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time - 36 hours per week Part time - Negotiable

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade F - SCP 5 to 11 (FT, All year round salary - £23,500 to £25,979)

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • AAT and/or Relevant Experience (Desirable)


  • Previous experience of working in a finance role

  • An understanding of finance procedures (Desirable)

  • Working in a school (Desirable)

Skills, Ability, Knowledge

  • Good communication skills

  • Good numeric skills

  • Solid computer and organisational skills including Excel and Google sheets

Personal Qualities

  • Flexible approach to working times whilst remaining punctual and reliable

  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills and attend training where needed

  • Good telephone manner

  • Motivation to work with children and young people

  • Able to work under pressure and a determination to succeed

  • Confident

  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people

  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours

  • Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline

  • All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, British Values and the Ways of Being Co-op.

What the school offers its staff

An excellent career and professional development offer is also at the heart of the academy’s commitment to you. In addition you will have the opportunity to link with other Co-operative Academies across the North West. Our core co-operative values define us. Every member of staff in our academy follows our ‘Ways of Being’;

Do what matters most | Be yourself, always | Show you care | Succeed together

Benefits include:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Discounts on various Co-op branded products

  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work, phone and broadband

  • Co-operative credit union

  • Colleague assistance

  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities

  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans

Further details about the role

Applications will be considered on an all year round, or term time only (plus 15 days) basis

Full time (36 hours per week) and part time (negotiable) applications will also be considered

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to undertake a wide range of financial administration procedures, to support the effective monitoring and financial control ensuring the effective use of financial resources within the Academy. As the Finance Assistant, you will support the Finance Manager and assist with the development and operation of the Finance function of the Academy.

Experience in a similar role is advantageous but not essential, as is experience within an education setting. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for detail, producing accurate work in an efficient manner. The ability to work well under pressure and meet multiple deadlines will be a strength of yours. Your excellent interpersonal skills will mean you can build strong working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Co-op Academy Swinton

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
994 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Co-op Academy Swinton

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email danielle.walsh@coopacademies.co.uk.

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