Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    5 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
37 hours, 52 weeks per year
Contract type
£37,263 - £45,362 per annum

Job summary

We are seeking a high-quality finance professional with ambition and drive, who is at least part qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and shares the MAT’s values and passion for improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people with SEND and challenging behaviours.

Reporting directly to the Finance Director, you will provide business partnering support ensuring the Finance Director, individual school leaders, and the Trust Board are kept informed of financial performance of academies through regular preparation, analysis and reporting of monthly management accounts. You will lead and support MAT business development and improvement projects. You will assist in budget and forecasting processes to ensure that individual academy budgets facilitate CEO/Head teachers’ plans for school improvement and support the Finance Director in implementing the financial strategy and ensuring the MAT maintains statutory and regulatory compliance.

Knowledge and/or experience of the school/academy sector, special school budgeting and alternative provision would be beneficial. Candidates from all sectors will be considered if they can demonstrate transferable skills and a commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in an ever-changing landscape.

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme (16.6%), 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Westfield Health membership and free parking.

Applying for the job

Application process and timeline

Application forms are available on our website at or you can email to request a copy. Please specify the job vacancy for which you wish to apply.

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted by a panel who will match your skills and experience against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview purely on your application form, so please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your application form.

All candidates invited to the interview and assessment day must bring the following documents; original documents only, copies will not be accepted:

• Documentary evidence for your right to work in the UK
• Documentary evidence of identity which meets the DBS requirements i.e. current photocard driving licence including a photograph and/or a passport and/or a full birth certificate
• Documentary proof of current name and address i.e. utility bill, financial statement etc.
• Where appropriate, documentation evidencing a name change
• Educational or professional qualifications that are necessary or relevant for the post

Further information relating to DBS check documentation requirements can be found on the Government website at

If you are not the successful candidate, all your personal information will be destroyed, in a secure way, in line with UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) guidelines.

References will be sought for shortlisted candidates for any central office-based positions and we may approach previous employers for information to verify experience or qualifications prior to interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be discussed at interview.

Your completed application form and supporting letter should address and evidence the essential and desired criteria in the Person Specification.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 January 2022 (midday)
We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates upon application and may close the application process prior to this date.

Completed application forms can be returned electronically to the HR team via email to

If you wish to submit your application form by post, please return it to the following address:
Private & Confidential: HR Team, Esteem Multi-Academy Trust, Suite 43, Pure Offices, Lake View Drive, Sherwood Park, Nottingham, NG15 0DT

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

Trust overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact phone number

About Esteem Multi Academy Trust

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust currently comprises of eleven academies throughout Derbyshire, Derby City, and east Staffordshire. Formed by a group of like-minded school leaders in August 2018, the MAT is currently responsible for the education and care of approximately 1,200 students and employs around 750 staff. The total revenue budget for the MAT is approximately £26 million and plans are in place to expand further.

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust includes 7 special schools, 3 alternative provision academies and a mainstream infant and nursery school with an enhanced resource provision educating young people with autism and learning disabilities. We wish to grow further to fulfil our vision to become a centre of excellence for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the midlands. We have a well-defined set of values and a clear vision for the MAT to become a regional hub for expertise in SEND and inclusion. We share a collaborative ethos, believing that we can achieve more for our pupils as a collective group of schools than we could separately. Our academies focus on the holistic needs of the young person, due to students’ vulnerabilities. So, ‘joined-up thinking’, between our academies and different agencies, is essential to deliver the right support for our students.

The main aims of Esteem MAT are to:

• Provide an ambitious, inspirational, bespoke education, setting the foundation for the future and ensuring our young people are ready for the world;
• Deliver high standards and value for money from our support services, resources, estate and technology; and
• Invest in and support our people, exploiting opportunities for collaborative, continual professional development, sharing of expertise and best practice.

As a group of academies working together, we can share and deliver better practice. We will be able to commission health, care and therapy services in a fully ‘joined-up’ way.

Head office location

Annesley, Nottingham, NG15 0DT

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