Finance Business Partner

Futura Learning Partnership
Bristol, Bristol
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade 7 SCP 23 to 26 (£32,076 - £34,834)
Start Date
29th April 2024
28th February 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
29th April 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1402691

Job Ref: FLP R376 -Please quote on all correspondence

Start: 29th April 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

Salary: Grade 7 SCP 23 to 26 (£32,076 - £34,834)

Location: Hybrid /Remote - Main base Leigh Court (Travel to schools in the Clevedon/Bridgwater area required)

Contract: Full Time 37hrs per week all year round (part time applications considered)

Term: Permanent

This role is part of a team of specialists supporting the budget management of schools and business units within the Trust. You will be required to utilise your skills to contribute to efficient and effective working practices, ensuring maximisation of funds available to support the delivery of education to our pupils.

Contributing to the long-term financial viability of the Trust, through strong and effective Financial Accounting, Financial Planning and Financial Management and Monitoring.

You will work as part of a team to deliver an excellent standard of customer service to the academies within the Trust. Maintaining the principles of value for money, regularity and propriety through effective compliance and governance, efficient working practices, identification and analysis of income and savings opportunities.

Experience in the delivery of budget setting and monthly management accounts, proven record of effective business support and the production of high quality financial information is required. Whilst experience of education finance would be desirable, this is not essential. More importantly, you will be a self-starter, who is committed to continuous improvement with a desire to fully understand curriculum led cost drivers to help deliver value for money, whilst providing an excellent service to the leadership team within your schools and across the Trust.

Working within the central team, you will be contracted on a hybrid model which includes the variety of working from home and office-based working. We believe in a flexible working approach and encourage positive work life balance. You will be based within the office or a school setting regularly to benefit from working in wider teams and build positive relationships with our key contacts within schools.

Whilst ideally this position is a full-time role working 37 hours per week, the working pattern is flexible and we would encourage applicants to explore this with us within their application form so this can be discussed at interview stage.

Futura Learning Partnership strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is keen to attract the most highly talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.

In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff
  • An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across the Futura Learning Partnership
  • An energised and professional working environment
  • Benefits include; pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme.

Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span 5 local authority areas: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 2-18 education in the area. We are a mixed MAT, comprising 6 secondary, 21 primary and a special school. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which brings considerable benefit to all our schools.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Wednesday 28th February.

Interviews are likely to be held soon after.

No CVs or agencies please.

Please note that our HR/Recruitment system software provider will be carrying out planned maintenance work on Saturday 24th February from 00:00 to 12:00pm, during this period the recruitment system may be out of action. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

To apply:

  • Download the JD/PS, Recruitment Pack
  • Click on the ‘apply’ button within the vacancy advertised on the Futura Learning Jobsite
  • Complete and submit your online application before the closing date.

PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged. Futura reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the Trust be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.


Safeguarding Statement:

Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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