About the role: Leigh Academies Trust has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced and efficient Finance Assistant to join our friendly and vibrant team. The overarching purpose of this role is to provide a comprehensive financial support service to the Finance Manager and Finance Officers. We are looking for someone that can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, excellent prioritisation and also accuracy and attention to detail. Our successful candidate will benefit from being part of our highly collaborative team!
Please note: This is a busy position and our successful candidate will be required to travel across 2 sites on a weekly basis as they will support Strood Academy and Wilmington Academy. Therefore, applicants must have a driving licence.
The working basis of this role is 37 hours per week during Term Time plus 3 weeks inset. You will be reporting into a highly experienced Finance Manager, and our successful candidate should be able to hit the ground running with a 'can-do' attitude. This is a permanent position offering an actual salary of £19,689 per annum (£21,775 full time equivalent).
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.
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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.