Finance Officer

More than one school, Mercia Learning Trust

This job expired on 12 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    12 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2022


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

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Grade 5 (£23,953 to £26,446 FTE)

Finance Officer job summary

Post: Finance Officer
Contract Type: 37 Hours, 42/52 Weeks (to be agreed with the successful candidate) 42 weeks per year is term time plus 15 days in school holidays
Contract Term: Permanent
Salary: Grade 5 (£23,953 to £26,446)

The Mercia Finance Team aims to deliver outstanding finance services to all Trust schools.

The current team is expanding and we are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic individual with good finance knowledge and strong communication skills. You will be joining an existing team of 7 staff that has a strong team ethic.

The team is led by the Finance Manager and has well-established financial systems and procedures that are generic across the Trust. We are a centralised team who work remotely from a number of locations so the successful candidate will need to be flexible as to which school they could be based in.

Whilst our finance offices are located in schools, we deal exclusively with finance for the trust so you will not be involved in any other aspect of day to day school life, with students or parents/carers.

School experience is not essential as full training will be given, however, it is essential that applicants have experience of working in a financial environment with qualities and evidence linked to the job description.

The role will be dealing with all aspects of day to day school finance. We are audited annually by external accountants and you will therefore need to have excellent attention to detail.

The successful applicant will:

• Have experience of maintaining financial information systems
• Have excellent communication skills
• Have strong IT skills in Microsoft packages and financial software
• Be able to problem solve
• Have experience of adhering to policies and procedures
• Have the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Be confident working independently as well as part of a team

If you are interested in this role and require further information please contact Mel Balfour, Finance Manager on 0114 255 7331 extension #605 or 07932 574898 for an informal discussion about the post.

If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a Mercia Learning Trust Application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk. Please note we do NOT accept CV’s or Sheffield City Council Application Forms.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12 June 2022

This job post has expired.

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About the schools

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

Thank you for your interest in this role within the Central Services Team at Mercia Learning Trust. Our Central Team was established in 2016 and has seen continued growth in capacity and expertise over the last few years.

We continue to develop new ways of working to ensure we can effectively respond to the needs of each school within the Trust and continuously improve the support we offer.

The team is pivotal in the successful operation of the Trust and is focused on supporting the improvement of educational standards in all our schools. All of the work carried out by our Central Teams is in relation to the non-teaching and learning aspects of running our schools; Estates, Finance, HR, IT and Payroll.

We want to drive improvement by developing the efficiency of our schools through shared resources. Effective and efficient use of resources supports teaching and learning across the schools and ensures both the long-term viability of individual schools and the sustainable growth and strategic direction of the Trust.

As Director of Finance and Operations, I ensure that the services we offer are sustainable to support our future growth and provide strategic oversight of operational services across all our schools. As a team, we offer a high-quality service to all of the schools within the Trust. This centralised structure relieves the burden of administrative responsibility from schools allowing Headteachers to focus on teaching and learning.

We encourage our staff to be flexible thinkers with an open-minded approach. If you are as excited about this as we are and want to join us on our journey, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Charlotte Chance
Director of Finance and Operations

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