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Finance Manager

Salary: £30,978.00

Hours: 52 weeks but this is negotiable (minimum 43 weeks)

Closing date: 23/11/2017

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust (DPLT) Finance Manager

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust (DLPT) are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Finance Manager who will bring enthusiasm and drive to lead the development and consolidation of the Trust finance operations through the next exciting stage of our growth.

Working with the Chief Executive Officer and Trust Directors, the post holder will lead on Trust Finance matters: including preparing an annual budget for the Trust Board and managing day to day operational spend. The post holder will provide specific expertise in long-term financial management ensuring that all requirements of the Department for Education (DfE) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) are met. As part of this role the post holder will work closely with the Heads of School in the nine primary schools in DLPT to ensure compliance with financial procedures, including the purchasing of services, the preparation and monitoring of individual Academy budgets and ensuring that Academies comply with their statutory obligations.

The successful candidate will meet the person specification. Please note that the listed criteria will form the basis of the selection process. Applicants should address all elements of the Person Specification, indicating experience and where appropriate citing supporting examples within their application.

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is a charitable multi-academy trust (MAT) specialising in the Primary sector.   We are building a thriving community of schools that succeed on behalf of their children.  The Family of Academies within the Trust currently incorporates two hubs; St Neots and Fenland.

The St Neots hub has five academies; Middlefield, Winhills, The Round House, Great Staughton, and Kimbolton.  Whilst the Fenland hub incorporates four academies; Thomas Eaton, Glebelands, Leverington and Murrow.  As such, joining our MAT means joining an organisation with an array of career opportunities that span nine different locations.

Duration of  If you would like to apply for this position, please submit a completed application form and a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to:

Job description and application forms are available on our website:

If you would value an exploratory conversation, please contact Jacqui Anstee, Head of HR on the email address above or directly on 01480 479 860.

Post: Permanent
Work: Commitment 52 weeks but this is negotiable (minimum 43 weeks)
Salary: Range  £30,978 - £45,421 (pro rata) negotiable, depending upon experience.
Start: Immediate
Closing date: Midday on Thursday 23rd November 2017
Interviews: TBC
Start date: Immediate start 

Terms and Conditions

The employer for this post is The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust.
The post will be based at Middlefield or The Round House Primary Academy in St Neots.
This post requires the ability to travel and work directly with academies.
The DLPT is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, two satisfactory references and a Disclosure of Criminal Record and Disqualification Declaration.


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