Post: Finance Business Partner
Salary: £44,632 – £49,224 pa and up to £51,844 pa – dependent on experience and professional qualifications
Location: South of England, including Croydon, West Sussex, Kent, Hertfordshire and Reading.
About the Role:
Responsible to the Head of Finance, REAch2 Academy Trust is seeking to recruit an exceptional Finance Business Partner to join our growing organisation. The post holder will cover schools in our south region and will be required to conduct regular site visits to REAch2 Schools across the region, and occasionally further afield. The post holder will have a great deal of autonomy over their work, which will include the ability to work from home regularly, as workloads allow.
We can offer:
- A varied and rewarding role where you will be working collaboratively with schools and management to deliver short- and longer-term financial sustainability for individual schools and the Trust as a whole
- The benefits of being part of the forward-thinking REAch2 Multi-Academy Trust, considered one of the most successful primary Trusts in the country
- We offer a competitive salary and LGPS pension, with 28 days holiday (rising to 31 days after 5 years), plus bank holidays
- Bring experience of working in a senior finance role, including managing budgets and preparing management accounts, gained ideally within a successful educational establishment, or primary school, federation or Multi-Academy Trust
- Be capable of working collaboratively with colleagues and key staff within schools, and have an ability to positively affect performance improvement
- Demonstrate a high level of organisation skills, and be able to successfully manage conflicting priorities and deadlines
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
- Be able to travel around your region as required.
About the Trust
The Trust has academies based across England and includes schools at various stages of development, from those requiring significant improvement through to existing outstanding schools. As a Trust we are clear about the importance of achieving long term sustainability for our schools. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with real autonomy, whilst also ensuring a strong ethos of support and collaboration across our schools.
We are presented with a rare opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and life chances of so many primary school children – many of whom haven’t previously received the educational opportunities they deserve.
In order to deliver our vision, we need exceptional staff across the organisation, and we believe that the quality of our staff sets us apart.
Based in the South of England region, the role will provide effective oversight of, guidance to, and reporting on our academies within the cluster, ensuring the effective management of budgets, risks and opportunities.
The role is also expected to assist with wider work programmes and projects across the Trust and support the wider finance team during key and busy work periods.
Being able to act with discretion and absolute confidentiality is a pre-requisite along with being highly organised and with meticulous attention to detail, whilst also working within tight deadlines is essential.
Those we recruit must be able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within and beyond their role to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching and support for all children. If that is you, then we would be delighted to receive your application.
We offer a competitive salary plus pension, 28 days’ annual leave (rising to 31 days after 5 years) plus bank holidays, great career progression and development opportunities in this role.
Application Process: Please send all completed application forms to; HRSupport@reach2.org
Closing date: 1st May 2020
Interviews & Assessment: Week Commencing 18th May 2020, locations to be confirmed.
REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is essential for this role.