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Finance Leader

Nottingham Academy
Location: Nottinghamshire | Job type: Permanent | Salary: £32,233 - £35,229 per annum

This is a great opportunity for an experience Finance Manager to join the team at the Nottingham Academy, Greenwood Road.


37 hours per week, all year round

£32,233 - £35,229 per annum

Closing date: 29 June 2018 at midnight

The role requires someone who has strong knowledge of a finance function and experience of line managing a team. This is a service lead role, which requires a strong partnering approach.

The duties of the role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Management of the overall financial position of the Academy
  • Implementing and ensuring compliance with Trust Accounting Policies
  • Supporting the Business Principal in the planning and setting the Academy’s annual budget
  • Budget Monitoring
  • Preparing monthly financial reports
  • Line Management

You will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work accurately under pressure.  You will also be a strong team player with good organisational skills and the ability to use their own initiative to solve problems. Experience in a similar role would be advantageous. You will be a commercially orientated qualified professional with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work through complex problems. You will be analytical with a strong attention to detail, but also able to see the bigger picture. 

Intermediate excel skills are essential; experience in a school setting would be beneficial but is not essential.

The Nottingham Academy is a multi-site academy with new and refurbished buildings, offering pupils and staff an outstanding learning environment. Each site is led by a Head of School with the Business Function across all sites being led by the Business Principal, in conjunction with the Lead Principal, Ged Rae. It feels calm and orderly and has an atmosphere focused on learning. 

The academy is part of the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) which is a not for profit educational charity, committed to improving the outcomes for its pupils. All GAT employees receive bespoke CPD offerings from the Learning Alliance, opportunity for career progression, generous holiday allowance and access to a competitive pension scheme. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

TO APPLY please email a completed application form to stating the job reference in your email.



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If you have any questions regarding a vacancy or to request a paper application form please call:

0115 748 3344  

  • Nottingham Academy,Greenwood Road,Nottingham,NG3 7EB
  • (0115) 748 3385

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