Contract: Permanent, all year round (term time only, plus additional weeks in the holidays may be considered for the right candidate)
Salary: Grade 6, £32,910 per annum (NJC 29) to £35,745 per annum (NJC 32)
Hours: open to applications for full or part-time working, (minimum of 4 days)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Due to the promotion of our current Business Manager to the central finance team within The Olympus Academy Trust, we are seeking to appoint an experienced, highly organised, self-motivated and enthusiastic school Finance Lead/Bursar to join our supportive and hardworking Team.
This role could be full-time or part-time (4 days a week) and the academy are offering a hybrid working model with the flexibility to work from home 1 day per week.
The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy is committed to creating a dynamic and diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their age, gender, disability, age, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. We have procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.
The Olympus Academy Trust (OAT) is a partnership of schools, currently comprising nine South Gloucestershire schools; one all-through, three secondary and five primary academies. The post-holder will work at Winterbourne Academy and will benefit from the opportunities offered by a large and successful family of schools.
The Finance Manager will lead and manage all aspects of the schools finance function and line manage and direct a finance team of four. They will work closely and collaboratively with the Trust’s central finance department as well as the academy Senior Leadership Team.
The Finance Manager will also share responsibility of monthly Payroll updates and reconciliation with the academy Human Resources Lead.
The successful candidate will have experience as a Finance Manager/Bursar or a similar role with a proven track record in financial management. They will understand the challenges of budgeting in the education environment and have experience of driving change to improve the business.Please refer to the job description and specification for further details.
Please refer to the candidate information pack for further information, this includes the job description and specification.
What we Offer:
• An Academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point
• Collaborative working within our shared family of Schools
• Excellent CPD opportunities
• Onsite canteen
• Onsite parking
• Employee benefits such as an employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership and employer contributing Pension Scheme
• Fantastic facilities
Interested parties are warmly invited to submit an OAT Application Form outlining reasons for applying and suitability for the role. We encourage you to browse our website to obtain more information about working for The Olympus Academy Trust at Winterbourne Academy. If you would like an informal discussion about this post prior to submitting an application then please contact Dawn Franklin, Business Manager on O1454 252014.
Unfortunately, we are not accepting paper applications via the post at this time, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18th August 2021 - We recommend early applications as the academy reserves the right to close the advert prior to the stated deadline date
Interview Date: TBC
The Olympus Academy Trust - Winterbourne Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, volunteers and candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. Where given permission to do so, references will be requested for shortlisted candidates prior to interview. Candidates attending an interview should expect the interview panel to explore issues relating to safeguarding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.