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Finance Assistant

Cranmer Education TrustGreater Manchester

Finance Assistants – Grade 3, £19,698 – £21,748. Pay award pending 

36.66 hours per week / full year (flexible working considered)

Finance Assistants – Grade 3, £19,698 – £21,748. Pay award pending 

36.66 hours per week / full year (flexible working considered)

Locations: The Blue Coat School Oldham and St Anne’s Academy in Middleton.  

These new posts provide an excellent opportunity to join our growing, supportive and friendly School Support Teams. Under the direction of the Finance Officer and Business Manager, the successful applicants will undertake effective financial administration procedures,  effectively respond to internal and external financial queries and ensure the efficient maintenance of records. 

We are looking for candidates who:

• have financial or school office experience, 

• are experienced in MS excel and able to use this to a good level,

• are a team-player

• have excellent communication and organisation skills  

• are methodical, analytical and be able to make recommendations

 The Cranmer Education Trust consists of The Blue Coat School which is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school; St Anne’s CoE Academy and two primary schools – East Crompton St George’s and Mayfield Primary, which have been judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted; Manchester Nexus, our  School Centred Initial Teacher Training school; and we have recently opened the East Manchester Teaching Hub, which is across Oldham and Tameside.  We will also be opening a new secondary school in Oldham in 2022 for 1,200 pupils.  For further details please visit

We offer:

• Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust

• LGPS career average pension scheme including life insurance and dependent's pension 

• Generous holiday entitlement and sick pay scheme, increasing with length of service 

• Very convenient locations with motorway networks, buses and trams close by.

The Cranmer Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Cranmer Education Trust follows safer recruitment practices. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975,2013 and 2020 and appointment is therefore subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

For further information please refer to: 

• the Cranmer Education Trust’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Trust Policies | Cranmer Education Trust. 

• The Trust’s statement on the employment of ex-offenders, in the job details’ documents section. 

• The job description and person specification for further information regarding the safeguarding responsibilities of the role. 

Closing date for applications: 14 December 2021 at 9 am

Interviews: 16 December 2021

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