Trust Finance Manager

Batley Girls High School, Batley, West Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £36,876 to £38,813

Job summary

Batley Multi Academy Trust’s sole purpose is to provide an outstanding education for Primary and Secondary learners throughout a local family of schools. The Trust is passionately committed to the communities of Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury and our surrounding areas, serving our local learners and their families in order to secure excellent educational outcomes, partnered with high aspirations.

Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Batley Grammar School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School and Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School. We provide high quality education for both boys and girls. This collaboration enables us to share expertise, knowledge and best practice to ensure academic and pastoral excellence throughout all of our schools, with all schools embracing the same overall ethos and values, whilst maintaining their own unique characters.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, dedicated and professional Finance Manager to join Batley Multi Academy Trust. This is a new and exciting role within the Trust. The role will be based in one of our secondary schools (Upper Batley High School) for two days per week and across the Trust for the other three.

The Trust Finance Manager will lead the Trust’s central finance function, being responsible for managing the organisation’s financial systems, including payroll. They will advise on and ensure effective provision of financial management across the Trust; managing a small central finance team.

The successful candidate will hold a formal accountancy qualification (CCAB) or be part qualified with significant experience relevant to the post.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive Trust where development for staff is a priority.

If you meet the criteria above then we would be thrilled to hear from you.

Please apply by completing a Batley Multi Academy Trust application form, available at or by contacting the Human Resources department on 01924 350081/, for consideration by our selection panel.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 12 noon
Interviews will be held week commencing 9 March 2020

Essential educational requirements

Significant experience of financial planning/budget management and monitoring for a school or similar environment.

Experience of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, PowerPoint and other computer based systems.

Significant experience of accounting and payroll software eg Civica, PS Financials, Sage.

Evidence of successful management and leadership of teams of staff.

Experience of working effectively in a team.

Experience of working with Governors, Trustees or a Board of Directors

Experience of working with a range of external partners to achieve organisational aims.

Essential qualifications

The role requires a minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade 4 – 9 (A –C) or equivalent including English and Maths.

A relevant business or accountancy qualification (preferably CCAB qualified or part-qualified).

Essential skills and experience

Substantial specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of the policies, processes and procedures for financial management in an organisation.

Knowledge of teachers and local government pension schemes.

Knowledge/overview of the Academies Financial Handbook.

Knowledge/overview of Academies Accounts Direction.

Practical knowledge of VAT regulations.

Sound working knowledge and understanding of methods of ordering, contracts, purchasing, value for money and best value.

Knowledge of principles and methods of financial control and reporting.

Knowledge of financial regulations relating to company and charity legislation.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1229 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Batley Girls High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Windmill Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0LD