Assistant Finance Manager

Assistant Finance Manager
NJC (Torbay) Grade G 19-23 (£12.85 – £13.99 per hour)
Hours: Permanent Role – Hours and Weeks Negotiable
Start Date: Required for September 2020

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Assistant Finance Manager to work within The Learning Academy Partnership based at Zealley House, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot.  We are looking for someone with the same values, suitable experience and skills to join our committed team working to secure high outcomes for all our children.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing budgets, month end processes, financial reporting and of using PS Financials.  The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and enthusiastic.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience within a Multi Academy Trust and develop skills in the sector.

The ideal candidate will make multi-tasking look easy, and have a confident positive ‘can do’ approach whilst showing commitment to the role.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to gain real personal and professional satisfaction in shaping the future education of our children.

The Learning Academy Partnership is a dynamic, outward looking and successful Multi Academy Trust currently consisting of over 200 staff in 8 schools across Torbay and Devon Local Authorities. We are at an exciting time in our development as a growing family of aspirational schools, working together to transform the lives of children aged 0 to 19, across the South West. Our schools work together to Collectively Empower Excellence, currently across our three regional hubs: including Torbay, Newton Abbot and the South Hams and surrounding areas.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have or will be working towards a recognised finance qualification or equivalent experience
  • Have a professional and friendly approach
  • Have a good level of accounting and IT Skills
  • Be motivated, innovative, adaptable and enthusiastic in all aspects of their work
  • Have confidence in using Management Information Systems including Excel and an ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills and the ability to work to tight timescales and remain calm under pressure
  • Have the ability to prepare, analyse and interpret financial information
  • Hard-working and a good team player
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Enthusiastic, creative, innovative and are prepared to ‘roll your sleeves up and get stuck in’

We can offer you:

  • ‘Gold Model’ professional development
  • Practice informed by evidence based research CPD for all our staff
  • A strong, proactive wellbeing network across the Trust
  • A culture that takes work life balance extremely seriously for all its staff
  • An opportunity to be part of a collaborative Multi Academy Trust and work alongside a range of outstanding teachers, practitioners and professionals
  • The opportunity to work alongside staff who are passionate about children and have the drive to ensure that every child becomes the best they can be

For an application pack, please contact the Trust HR Team, or 01626 248801.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th July 2020 (9am) with interviews to take place very soon after.

The Learning Academy Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS disclosures are required for this post along with the other necessary checks.