School Finance Officer
Start date: asap
Contract: Full Time and Permanent (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)
Salary: BWT Grade 7 (£27,000 fte)
Closing date: Friday 8th May 2020
Brooke Weston Academy, Part of the Brooke Weston Trust, is seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to join the team to provide outstanding financial administrative support to one of our Secondary Schools. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and/or qualifications appropriate to this role and will be highly numerate with excellent ICT, organisational and interpersonal skills. Experience of working with school finance systems would be advantageous. Key to success will be an ability to build effective relationships and communicate clearly and confidently at all levels. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the role. You would be based at one of Trust’s Secondary Schools in Corby.
If you are a dedicated finance professional that would like to contribute to the ongoing successful operation of our Trust, then we would love to hear from you.
While the country faces unprecedented restrictions as part of the Government’s Covid-19 response, we are still keen to hear from prospective applicants and we have adapted our interview process to allow them to be completed as seamlessly as possible.
All interviews will be completed through a Microsoft Teams video conference where you will have the opportunity to meet the same members of staff who would usually complete interviews in person.
The school’s HR Administrator will also be in touch with you in plenty of time before the interview if any supporting information or activities need to be carried out in advance.
The Brooke Weston Trust Way
The Brooke Weston Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. Our aim is quite simple; to provide high quality education and learning opportunities across our schools and to ensure that every child, no matter their background or starting point, leaves us with the necessary qualifications, skills and self-belief to fulfil their potential.
We have five simple, yet effective core values that underpin all our work:
- Ambition for All
- High Expectations
- Excellent Teaching and Support
- Working Together
- Contributing to Society
Therefore, we are committed to transforming schools within our Trust, to providing students with the ‘tickets for life’ for further education, employment or other destinations beyond school.
We are proud to educate more than 7,000 students and employ more than 1,000 staff. We have a growing reputation, both within the communities in which we operate, but also at a national level where the Brooke Weston Trust is seen as a ‘can-do’ organisation, taking on the challenge and responsibility of making a difference in some of the country’s more challenging areas.
We are equally as ambitious for our staff and promote a strong culture of professional collaboration and continuous improvement.
Being a member of the Brooke Weston Trust family not only comes with fantastic opportunities, but also great perks;
· Free Breakfast and Lunch for all members of staff
· Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
· Bike2Work Scheme
· Subsidised Gym Membership
· Emphasis on staff wellbeing, with access to resources such as Education Support Partnership and an Employee Assist Programme
· Staff CPD and access to the Brooke Weston Trust Teaching School
How to apply
If you think you can contribute in this role we welcome your application. Full details, including the job description, person specification and application form are available from the careers section of our website, www.brookewestontrust.org
Please submit a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) stating how your experience to date has prepared you for this role, with close reference to the job description and person specification. Please submit your letter alongside a completed application form.
If you would like to arrange an informal discussion prior to application please contact Chris Stewart,
Senior Finance Manager: email@example.com
Applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Friday 8th May 2020 However we reserve the right to close the job early if we appoint to the successfully.