Start Date: 10th May or as soon as possible
We are currently recruiting a Finance and Payroll Manger to work in close partnership with the Executive Head, Chief Finance Officer and Headteachers within our trust.
This is a full time role for 41 weeks per year plus holiday. Kent Pay Range 7 (£23,032 – £26,075) Pro-rata. The job is based at Allington Primary School and will require some time working from Barming Primary School also.
This is a diverse and fulfilling role; one in which the successful candidate will really be able to enjoy and see the results of their efforts. You will be responsible for the management of the operational business of the trust and relied upon to provide support and direction to the Senior leadership.
Experience of working within an education finance environment would be beneficial, as will experience within another financial or business environment.
A rewarding role, the main areas of focus of the will include:
- The maintenance of established financial procedures
- Maintenance and monitoring of budgets
- Ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements
- Effective negotiation of contracts and tenders to ensure best value at all times
- Management and maintenance of contracted-out payroll
- Providing support and guidance to the Executive Head and senior leadership
This role is key to the continued success of the trust and the successful candidate will be proactive, self-motivated, focused and extremely capable with excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
Proven experience and or knowledge of most, if not all of the key areas of the role is vital; applications will only be considered from candidates who are able to demonstrate this.
We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early and to interview candidates during the advertisement window; candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing Date: 19/04/2021 at 11:00
Information about the federation
Orchard Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of two large, successful primary schools – Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.
Allington Primary School has 466 pupils on roll and achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grading at their last Ofsted Inspection in November 2008. There have been no inspections since then as the school continues to maintain high standards and achieve results above, and often significantly above the national average for all groups of children and is in the top 25% of schools. Barming Primary School has 418 pupils on roll and has recently changed to include a Pre-School offering provision from 2 – 11. The Trust is proud of the school achieving a ‘Good’ Ofsted grading in May 2019, less than three years after joining the Trust. Orchard Academy Trust is committed to being an outstanding Multi Acaedemy Trust, and will invest in its staff so that the outcomes for our children are exceptional.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.