Academy Business Officer – Finance, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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The Pingle AcademySwadlincote, Derbyshire

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Trust Grade 4, £19,554 - £20,751 per annum (£17,681 - £18,763 pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

  • Delivering a high-quality education 
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
  • Establishing and developing robust governance
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability
  • Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

The Role

The Pingle Academy has an excellent opportunity for an effective and driven individual to join their newly restructured Business Team. 

You will report to the Business Office Manager and support the Academy in the day-to-day operation of the Finance function. As the Academy Business Officer - Finance, you will be an integral part of the team, ensuring high standards of financial integrity within the academy are maintained at all times. You will manage the day-to-day financial processes, such as processing of purchase invoices, preparation of invoices for payment, recovery of debts and administrative procedures required from the academy, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Academy’s Financial Handbook. 

You will be professional, able to maintain confidential information and have a can-do attitude. You will also have the ability to work accurately, with attention to detail and strong communication skills.

Finally, you will be educated to GCSE level (C grade or equivalent). Any professional qualifications in Finance, as well as experience within an educational setting, will be a distinct advantage.

The position will be offered at 37 hours per week, working weeks are term time + 3 weeks, working hours to be discussed at interview.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust. 

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes: 

  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
  • Access to a fitness suite, located at The de Ferrers Academy


Prospective applicants are welcome to visit and this can be arranged by telephoning 01283 216837.

To Apply

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact Samantha Lawless, HR Officer on 01283 372621.

To apply, please click below.

Closing date: 9.00am on Wednesday, 13th November 2019

Interview date: Monday, 18th November 2019

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

More about The Pingle Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1283 216837
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