Finance Manager – Trust Central Team Vacancy
Pickwick Academy Trust would like to recruit a permanent, part-time Finance Manager for the Trust Central Team, based predominately at the trust offices at Pound Pill, Corsham Primary School.
Required to start: March/April 2024
Hours required: Between 30-37 hours per week , to be worked between 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, 42 weeks per annum (term time plus TD days and 3 weeks in the school holidays). The trust is happy to negotiate both contracted hours and working pattern with the successful candidate.
Salary Point J21 – 23, £34,834 - £36,648 pro rata, per annum (actual salary £26,164 - £27,526 per annum, for 30h per week) – (actual salary £32,267 - £33,947, for 37h per week), dependent on experience.
From February 2024, Pickwick Academy Trust will be made up of fifteen community and church primary schools across Wiltshire and Dorset, organised into three geographically proximate ‘hubs. The schools in the Trust are committed to working together to provide the best schools and outcomes for their children.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join our fantastic team who is motivated to support the trust to achieve the best education for all of our pupils. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of a professional and effective financial management service to the Trust Central Team as well as being responsible for the line management, development and motivation of the Finance Assistants across the trust.
To work with the Chief Finance and Operating Officer, Head of Finance, and other members of the Executive team to support the implementation of the Trust vision and strategic direction for finance and funding so that it is understood and acted upon by all stakeholders.
To provide a range of high-quality financial services to ensure the effective management and monitoring of the financial position of the central team so that it can run smoothly and efficiently in the delivery of its core aims.
The Finance Manager will support the CFOO and Head of Finance, and where appropriate lead in financial accounting alongside the preparation and monitoring of budgets and end of year processes on behalf of the Central Team. They will ensure that all work is completed to the high standard expected from a public body in accordance with the ESFA Academy Trust Handbook and all statutory requirements.
What we offer:
Generous contributory pension provision
Family friendly policies
Commitment to flexible working
Generous terms and conditions, and transparent policies with staff consulted directly on all key HR policies
Access to Employee Wellbeing support and counselling telephone support for all staff
Strong central team committed to and providing high level of support for staff at all levels
A People Strategy setting out the Trust’s commitments and initiatives to support staff
A real family and togetherness feel, where everyone is included and listened to, and ensures no one feels isolated
Free eye tests (for those assessed as regular Display Equipment Users, and glasses if needed specifically for particular roles)
Free annual flu jab
Partnership with the Motor Source Group, enabling staff to benefit from discounts on new and used cars (average £4k saving on a standard new car)
Wiltshire Rewards (LA scheme enabling discounts across a range of retail outlets - available to Wiltshire schools)
Emergency Salary Advance Scheme
The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This will involve undertaking annual Safeguard training and using school/Trust reporting systems for any Safeguard concerns.
Pickwick Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We have a caring and supportive environment where wellbeing is a key priority – flexible working requests will be considered.
For further information about this opportunity, please contact Victoria Ladd, Head of Finance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested candidates are required to apply by 12noon on Friday 23rd February 2024
Interviews will be held w/c Monday 4th March 2024
At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
All shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of safer recruitment due diligence. Successful candidates will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check if working in regulated activity
Pickwick Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Our aim is to ensure that no applicant or employee is discriminated against or is disadvantaged by policies, procedures, conditions or requirements. We have a caring and supportive environment where wellbeing is a key priority – flexible working requests will be considered.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
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