Trust Finance Assistant
£16,000 - £22,000
Forward Education Trust Head Office, based within Brays School,
Leycroft Avenue, Tile Cross, Birmingham B33 9UG.
Permanent, Full Time 36.5hrs

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Assistant to join our central team at The Forward Education Trust. The Trust was established in 2017 and is a rapidly growing Multi Academy Trust serving special schools across the West Midland area.

The successful candidate will support the Finance Officer, Finance Director, and the Executive Leadership Team. They will be responsible for maintaining purchase ledger, advising School based staff, and supporting the Finance Officer in the provision of quality financial information as well as being committed to their ongoing personal development and learning. They will be professional, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. They will be able to multitask and deal accurately with the varied workload. They will have strong ICT, literacy and communication skills and will be good at dealing with people. The successful candidate will have experience of using financial systems or a relevant degree.

In return we will provide the successful candidate with a supportive executive team and a commitment to support them in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences as well as working in a friendly and inclusive working environment.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd June 2020 at noon
Interviews: Friday 26th June (TBC)

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This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. Please note that only standard Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted, we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV). Enhanced DBS clearance, Disqualification (regulations) 2009, prohibition checks and if overseas trained. Certificate of good conduct will need to be obtained if applicable prior to interview. If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of returning your application form to us, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted as unfortunately we are unable to write to unsuccessful applicants.

Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.

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