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  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 February 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

£26,873.00 - £32,076.00 Annually (FTE) band 7 or 8 depending on experience.

Finance Officer job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Officer within Ridgeway Education Trust. You will lead on the preparation of management accounts and support the preparation of budgets / medium term forecasts for the Trust and its schools.

You will Support the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer, CEO, Chief Operation Officer and other members of the Senior Leadership Teamand Heads of Support Services using your professional knowledge and skills within a range of responsibilities.

You will provide variance analysis to agreed standard / format to support the creation of financial reports, establish and manage relationships with senior leaders, support schools in budgetary control. You will also work closely with the Finance Officer to to prepare month end and year end working papers. You will be needed to maintain the accuracy of the school capital asset register.

We welcome applications for full or part time (min 30 hours per week) and all year around / term time options will be considered. We recommend early applications as the school reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications, and to appoint prior to the deadline.

Interviews will take place on Friday 15th March 2024. Should you wish for a confidential conversation with Lucy Pillay (Deputy CFO, Ridgeway Education Trust) about the role, prior to application, please contact Lucy on lpillay@ridgewayeducation.com

About Ridgeway Education Trust

Ridgeway Education Trust is at an exciting time in its development. We are currently a Trust of five schools, all based in or around Didcot. A mixture of Church of England and non-faith schools, two secondaries and three primary schools, we embrace our diversity whilst recognising the strength of our close geographical proximity. Our objective is to continue growing the Trust and our preference is to work with more primary schools, ideally those in our local community.

Our mission is to create excellence through high quality education for three-to nineteen-year-olds with powerful collaboration at its heart. We believe that school improvement is most successful when underpinned by deep collaboration at all levels so that best practice is shared. High levels of professional trust sustain a healthy balance of support and challenge which in turn drive a culture of creativity and innovation. We value our people and take seriously our responsibility to support their wellbeing. To find out more about us please refer to our website, the RET Charter and the RET Staff Charter.

Our values of ambition, integrity and leading for legacy are at the heart of Ridgeway Education Trust. They provide the compass that guides our decision making and ensure that children and young people are at the centre of this process.

Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, reference and pre-employment safeguarding checks. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check. To view our Safeguarding policy, please visit our website. Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, as applicable, to interview.

Ridgeway Education Trust s a Family Friendly Trust, committed to supporting our staff so that they can carve out a professional and personal life that is fulfilling and balanced.

Our RET Staff Charter summarises the commitment we make to all staff who join and work at Ridgeway Education Trust.

We are committed to expressing our values of high quality learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive environment in the day to day experience of staff and students throughout the school.

Ridgeway Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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About Ridgeway Education Trust

Multi-academy trust

Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is a multi-academy trust which comprises Didcot Girls’ School, St Birinus Boys’ School and Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School. The two secondary schools also include Didcot Sixth Form, a mixed sixth form of some 400 boys and girls.

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