About the role: Hartley Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced and efficient Finance Assistant to join our friendly and vibrant team. The overarching purpose of this role is to provide a comprehensive financial support service to the Finance Manager. Please note that this is a busy position; our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritise and also accuracy and attention to detail. Our successful candidate will benefit from being part of our highly collaborative team!
The working basis of this role is 25 hours per week during Term Time plus 3 weeks inset which will be agreed in advance. You will be reporting into a highly experienced Finance Manager, and our successful candidate should be able to hit the ground running with a 'can-do' attitude.
The closing date for this position is Monday 15th July 2019 and interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 22nd July 2019, and our successful candidate will start the role at the end of August in time for the new academic year.
Working for Hartley Primary Academy: Hartley Primary Academy's history dates back to 1842. Today, it is part of Leigh Academies Trust and provides primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. Our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to learning is our key to success. 'Every Child Matters' in Hartley Primary Academy in every way and enabling children to become partners in learning and have a real voice in their school community is essential. We are working towards becoming accredited as a 'Thinking School', encouraging our children to develop the tools and the skills of independent learning in order to be prepared in the best way for a rapidly changing technical and global world.
Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential. We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.
We are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture. We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
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.