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Business and Finance Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire
Future Academies Watford
Full Time
36,922 - 44,863
29th September 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
10th November 2021 11:59 PM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1179324

Future Academies Trust are looking for a Finance Business Partner to join on a 3/4 contract basis to support our academies in Hertfordshire. We are ideally looking for a full time contractor however open to the discussion of part time.

We are offering a competitive range of £36,922 (point 33) to £44,863 (point 41).

Job description: Finance Business Partner

Direct Report to: Head of Financial Strategy


To support allocated schools, their principals and Trust components, as well as individual budget holders, in budgeting, budget management, financial planning, payroll, reporting and forecasting. Finance Business Managers are also responsible for monitoring and managing compliance with financial procedures throughout the Trust that apply at school/component level, and working with internal stakeholders to deliver purchasing and contract management. The role includes advising principals and budget holders, and providing narrative and data for internal reporting purposes. The role provides the critical link between schools and the central MAT leadership, offering support to principals and budget holders, but ultimately holding them to account for budgetary compliance.

Components are separable budget areas within the Trust, including the Curriculum Centre, IT and EFM, as well as central budgets.

Future Academies is a Multi-Academy Trust which includes three primary schools and seven secondary schools in and around London and Hertfordshire. We are motivated by a mission of social change and reducing educational inequality. We are unique in our approach to a knowledge-rich curriculum; our school motto is Libertas per cultum (Freedom through education), and in our strong emphasis on raising young people’s aspirations and outcomes through the teaching of classical and traditional subjects. Our children and young people study a bespoke curriculum developed by researchers at our Curriculum Centre, which places a focus on developing their cultural literacy and their awareness of the forces, words and events that have shaped our society today.


Access to our Outstanding Future Training SCITT programme. Future Training is one of the country’s top providers of Teacher training as per the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017 and is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted.

The chance to make a difference to children’s and young people’s lives. Future Academies is of the belief that all children have the right to enriching education through a knowledge-rich and child-centric approach: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.

Fast career progression. Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Future Academies, teachers and support staff can quickly take up great responsibility, adding to their already exceptional experience and knowledge, joining the SLT or writing for the Trust’s Curriculum Centre, where our in-house textbooks are produced.

Excellent CPD. The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.

Knowledge-rich staff team. You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.

Future Academies reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advert closing date.


Safeguarding Statement:

Future Academies Watford 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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