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Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

The Sigma Trust

Clacton on Sea, Essex

  • Expired
Local Governemnt Band 2
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
31 January 2018

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to share your administrative knowledge and skills providing professional and timely financial guidance and support across a group of local schools within The Sigma Trust. 

As the Finance Assistant you will:

  • carry out financial administration across multiple academies, multi-phase, in accordance with the appropriate EFA and Sigma finance regulations and policies
  • administer and maintain the purchase ledger and sales ledger, on-line cash collection systems and computerised financial records
  • be responsible for the administration of the charge card
  • create and maintain a filing system, archiving financial records when appropriate 

If you can answer yes to the following questions, we would very much welcome your application:

  • Do you have experience in using IT systems including excel, dedicated finance management packages and management information systems? 
  • Are you able to to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines?
  • Are you a highly motivated and approachable team player?
  • Are you adaptable and willing to take on challenges with enthusiasm? 

You may be required to travel to any of The Sigma Trust academies in order to fulfil the responsibilities of the role as and when required. When not in schools you will be based at our offices at Tendring Education Centre, Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea.

This post is 37 hours per week, for 42 weeks per year (terms time and non pupil days plus 3 weeks during school closure periods).

For additional information about The Sigma Trust, please visit our website . 

To apply for this post please complete an application form, available from the TES website. 

Please read the Job Description, Person Specification and the Notes for Applicants document in conjunction with this advertisement.

Closing date Wednesday 31st January 2018. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About The Sigma Trust

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The Sigma Trust is a local partnership of twelve academies in North East Essex, formally established in September 2016. The Trust currently consists of eight secondary schools, one primary, two junior schools and an infant and nursery school.

All schools are geographically close enough to provide the necessary support and challenge to take all academies to the next level. We have a set of shared values and a common mission and vision that aims to ensure that no child is left behind. No academy is seen as the “lead” school and we believe that every school should be a giver as well as a receiver of support. All academies within the trust retain their cultural autonomy but we work together to ensure that best practice becomes shared practice. The Greek letter Sigma (Σ) is used in Maths and IT to denote "the sum of" hence its adoption as our name.

The overall ethos of The Sigma Trust is achievement for all ensuring that no child is left behind. Education should foster in its learners a curiosity to discover who they are and what they are capable of, together with developing the resilience for them to test the boundaries of their abilities, and build the skills necessary to face the future with confidence.


The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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