Finance Manager
Leigh Academies Trust

Job reference: 003774

Location: Leigh Academies Trust

Closing date: 04/08/2021

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Finance

Hours per week: Full time; 37 hours per week

Start Date: September 2021

About the role: Are you an experienced Finance Manager with prior experience of working within a school/academy environment, considering a new professional adventure? Brook Learning Trust has the opportunity for a qualified and credible finance professional to join our team in this pivotal role. Our successful candidate will join us from September 2021, offering a comprehensive financial service to the Principals from the off-set. Acting as the budgetary advisor to the Principals on all finance-related issues, you will be responsible for the financial management within the academies (The Hayesbrook Academy, The Ebbsfleet Academy and The High Weald School), ensuring that it complies with the requirements of the Trust’s financial policies and processes.

This opportunity is ideal for a candidate who is seeking progression and further responsibility in their career, and looking to join a highly successful multi-academy trust.

This is a permanent, full time opportunity. Please be aware that interviews will be conducted on Tuesday 10th August 2021.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have school experience (strongly desirable)

  • Have experience working with spreadsheets and computerised accounting software

  • Have experience in budgeting and forecasting

Our successful candidate will work with;

  • Honesty, integrity, drive and determination
  • Ability to secure the confidence of the senior and middle management and governors
  • Initiative and flexibility
  • Commitment to the aims of the academy and the Trust and to securing best value.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 2021. 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 providers and a large teaching school. 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.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust 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 academy 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.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team -
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.