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  • Closing date

    31 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

Trust Payscale - £38,296 - £42,503

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Understanding of current thinking and best practice in business and administration management eg finance, human resources, procurement and admissions enabling implementation of effective systems.
  • Good understanding of public sector finance within the academy sector, the school or academy funding framework and statutory regulation
  • Evidence of recent Continual Professional Development (CPD) relevant to this post
  • Qualified AAT or part-qualified ACCA/CIMA, fully qualified accountant, or other relevant qualification or working knowledge of academy financial management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written form, that can be adapted to the audience enabling strong working relationships to form quickly including the ability to explain technical concepts to non-experts such as accounting principles.
  • ICT skills including expertise in the use of MS Excel and use of financial systems, ideally PS Financials
  • Project management skills that support the timely delivery of projects and completion of capital works
  • Evidence of robust administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills with an analytical and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Two years relevant experience of financial/operations management in a complex environment with constantly changing priorities
  • Collation, analysis, interpretation, verification and presentation of meaningful data/statistics leading to the creation and development of operational policies and procedures
  • Demonstrable evidence of leading, managing and inspiring confidence and trust in others, which is both empowering and motivational, encouraging collaborative working
  • Experience of managing difficult and challenging conversations
  • Ability to foster an open, innovative, equitable culture, dealing with difficult decisions or situations in a timely manner
  • Supportive and inspirational leader that motivates and empowers others to work collaboratively
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy whilst under pressure
  • Pro-active, flexible and adaptable and able to remain calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability for self-reflection and improvement, with a well-developed social intelligence enabling the influencing of key internal and external stakeholders including parents, carers and the wider community

What the school offers its staff

What We Offer You:-

To your career

  • A strong commitment and support for your personal leadership journey
  • Opportunities for shared learning and collaboration across the Trust and the wider network
  • Extensive professional and personal development opportunities
  • To help shape the future of successful and innovative academies.

To be part of something bigger

  • A strong and supportive local governing body
  • The opportunity to be part of the Academies’ Leadership teams, who are passionate and committed to a shared set of values to make a difference as we drive improvement in a changing world
  • A collaborative Trust which inspires innovation and a network of Business Managers that can influence and shape the strategy of the wider Trust.

To make a difference

  • To be part of a team that makes a real difference to the life chances of our children and young people
  • Contributing to the creation of a culture and environment in which staff feel valued, are inspired and work in buildings which promote and enhance child progress and learning.

Other staff benefits

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • The mental health and wellbeing of staff is of key importance and in addition to professional support we provide an extensive employee assistance provision, including 24/7 telephone helpline and counselling
  • Lifestyle health and wellbeing programme
  • Employee Discounts platform, saving £££’s on a range of goods and services
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (to be introduced 2023/24)
  • Access to an extensive personal development programme

Access to the University’s vast Library resources and to the National College resource

Further details about the role

Full details of the role can be found in the Information Pack that is available on the link below:-


Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Court Lane Infant Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
342 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7

Court Lane Infant School is at the heart of a strong community, located in the north of Portsmouth; a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city with world-class visitor attractions

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Hilary Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 2PP

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