About the role: Mascalls Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced and efficient Finance Officer to join our support team. The overarching purpose of this role is to provide a comprehensive financial support service to the Principal and Finance Manager. Please note that this is a busy position; our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritise and also accuracy and attention to detail. Our successful candidate will benefit from being part of an incredibly friendly and highly collaborative team!
The working basis of this position is 37 hours per week (we can be flexible on start and finish times for the right candidate), 41 working weeks per year made up of Term Time (including 5 inset days) plus two additional weeks throughout the academic year to be agreed with the Finance Manager in advance. Again, we can be flexible on the additional weeks so this role is ideal for those seeking to keep the majority of their school holidays free! You will be reporting into a highly experienced Finance Manager, and our successful candidate should be able to hit the ground running.
For an overview of the specific duties and key responsibilities, please consult the Job Description by clicking here.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the cluster structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical areas to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.
What are we looking for in you?: As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. We are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.