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Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Corelli College Co-operative Academy


  • Expired
Circa £45,000 per annum + 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2018
Apply by:
21 February 2018

Job overview

Are you an experienced Finance Manager with prior experience of working within a school/academy environment, considering a new professional adventure?  Corelli College, who will be joining Leigh Academies Trust’s family of schools imminently, are a successful academy and now have the opportunity for a qualified and credible finance professional to join our team in this pivotal role.  Our successful candidate will join us as soon after the Easter break as possible, offering a comprehensive financial service to the Principal from the off-set.  Acting as the budgetary advisor to the Principal on all finance-related issues, you will responsible for the financial management within the academy, ensuring that it complies with the requirements of the Trust’s financial policies and processes.

This opportunity is ideal for a candidate who is seeking progression and further responsibility in their career, and looking to join a highly successful multi-academy trust. Our ideal candidate will:

  • have school experience (essential)
  • have experience working with spreadsheets and computerised accountancy software
  • have experience in budgeting and forecasting

For an overview of the specific duties and key responsibilities, please consult the Job Description and Person Specification by clicking here.  The working basis of this role and remuneration offered is 37 hours per week throughout the full-year, plus 25 days annual leave per annum, circa £45,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Working for Corelli College:  Corelli College is a well-established Inner London academy, constantly growing and expanding to suit the needs of the local area that we serve, providing an education for over 1,150 students on a daily basis.  We are fortunate to have diverse and vibrant staff and student cohorts alike and we play upon the strengths of the individuals that form our successful academy.  We are a diverse community where everyone is valued, respected and trusted, where we all work together and achieve and celebrate success.  Students thrive within a culture of high aspiration, with no cap on ambition, building the skills to lead healthy, happy and successful lives.  

Currently working closely with Leigh Academies Trust with a view to becoming a fully integrated member in Spring 2018, Corelli College have recently appointed a highly experienced, skillful and very well respected leader in the education sector – John Dixon – who joined us in the role of Principal from January 2018.  With the established wider leadership team and committed staff that we are fortunate to have at Corelli College, we are confident in our aim to bring about rapid and sustained improvements year on year and our staff workforce are pivotal to that.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

About Corelli College Co-operative Academy

Based in Blackheath, London, Corelli College Co-operative Academy is a secondary mainstream school for students aged between 11 and 19. It is a non-denominational establishment which gained academy status in September 2011. The school became a specialist arts college in 2005. 


Zara Tippey

Values and Vision

The school believes every student should have an active role in school life. This includes participating in activities outside of the classroom. Pupils should take responsibility for their actions and give guidance to other who may need help, especially to the younger pupils. The students are encouraged to have positive mindsets and be involved in the life of the local community. The school is a union and everyone is expected to be treated as equals. 

Ofsted report

“The principal, with determined support from senior and middle leaders, has taken uncompromising action to improve the college. There is an absolute commitment to rapid improvement from all leaders and governors. Work to tackle the college’s weaknesses is increasingly successful. As a result, pupils’ experiences of college are positive and outcomes are on an upward path. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are strong. Pupils express eloquent support for the college, praising their teachers and the diversity of the community. The progress of Year 11 pupils in English and mathematics is improving and close to national figures results are improving and nearly all of those taking advanced courses go on to university.”

View Corelli College Co-operative Academy’s latest Ofsted report

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