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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 August 2022 at 8am

  • Date listed

    10 August 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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Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 7 £23,953 to £27,515 per annum, pro rata full time salary

Schools Finance Support Assistant job summary

The Schools Finance Support Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Director of Finance Resource Management in ensuring that the Trust operates good financial governance in line with the requirements of the Academies Handbook published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the Trusts Financial Delegated Accountability Framework (DAF), internal and external policy and legislation. 

 This role requires the presentation of clear and concise financial information in both verbal and written form to a variety of audiences. Main Duties and Responsibilities • Work with the Director of Finance Resource Management to deliver the financial strategy of the group of academies, to facilitate the achievement of the academies’ objectives and development plans • Support the Director of Finance Resource Management with the production of accurate and comprehensive monthly consolidated management accounts for a range of stakeholders. • Contribute to the development and ensure the maintenance of financial systems and procedures. • Ensure compliance with financial procedures, including the purchasing of services/goods, and the preparation and monitoring of individual academy budgets. • Create purchase order, receive goods and services, and enter invoices and expenses claims. • Carry out accounting for Shaw Education Trust to include payments to schools, maintenance of accounting records, bank reconciliations and reconciliations of all main general ledger accounts. • Carry out monthly payroll reconciliations and upload journals into PSF. • Prepare monthly prepayments and accruals and undertake credit control function. • To assist where required, Financial Business Partners in monitoring the financial performance of academies. • To support the central team with the preparation of the monthly VAT return where required. • Provide support for the central team during the year-end audit and for ad-hoc internal audits. • Support with month end reconciliations and claims as required. • Support the preparation of monthly prepayments and accruals for the schools within the area of responsibility. • Support the maintenance of an effective system of internal control, and ensuring adherence to relevant finance policies and procedures. • Provide support and guidance on the operation of the academy financial systems and policies. • Work with the Central Operation Teams and Estates, IT and business management staff in all academies to maintain a detailed, accurate asset register, ensuring an annual audit of inventories is undertaken. • Attend team briefings as necessary. • Continue to develop your own skills by attending training courses as deemed necessary. • To undertake such other duties and tasks as may lie within the scope of this post to ensure the effective delivery and development of the service. 

Please see the job description and person specification for full details. 

 The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your employment: • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme • Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (28 days holiday rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service + Paid Bank Holidays) (pro rata) Support Staff only • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health • Cycle to work scheme • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust including Apprenticeship Levy supported programs up to Level 7. 

 The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions. 

 All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:•protecting children from maltreatment;•preventingimpairmentofchildren’smentalandphysicalhealthordevelopment;•ensuringthatchildrengrowupincircumstancesconsistentwiththeprovisionof safe and effective care; and• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Shaw Education Trust recognises that in order to keep pupils safe, leaders must create where pupils and staff are able to speak freely and share any concerns they have. There must be mechanisms in place to ensure pupils of all ages and abilities are able to communicate their views
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About The Shaw Education Trust

Multi-academy trust

This role will fall across several schools within the trust

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
84 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
230 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
School size
22 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 16
School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 16

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