Finance Assistant
Leigh Academies Trust

Job reference: 004374

Location: Leigh Academies Trust

Closing date: 11/02/2022

Salary: Actual salary is £15,455 per annum (£22,586 full time equivalent)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 28 hours per week, Term Time + 3 weeks inset

Start Date: As soon as possible

​​​​​​​This role is advertised on behalf of Kent & Medway Training, Thames Gateway Teaching School Hub and Kent & Medway Maths Hub

Due to the success and increased demand for the training services provided by three partner organisations of Leigh Academies Trust, we are expanding our central finance team have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Finance Assistant to join us as soon as possible. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join an established finance team. Please note that this is a busy position; our successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritise and also excellent accuracy and attention to detail. Experience of working in the education sector is essential.

The basis of this role is initially offered on a one-year fixed term basis with every intention to extend thereafter.  The salary offered is £15,455​​​​​​​ per annum (£22,586 full time equivalent) based on 28 hours per week, Term Time + 3 weeks. Our successful candidate will work from LAT Head Office based on Strood, Rochester.  

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 11th February 2022. 

If you have any questions in regards to the working basis of this role, please contact the Talent Team on 01634 412 263 or​​​​​​​​​

Click the links below to find our more about the three organisations;


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff. 

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.


The closing date for this job has now passed.