Finance Manager, Manchester

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Co-operative Academies TrustManchester
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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,000 - £52,000
Contract term: Permanent

Contract: Full time (37 hours), permanent

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community.  It is responsible for nine academies in Leeds, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor. There is the likelihood of significant further growth in the near future.

Based at our sponsor’s headquarters in central Manchester this is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong financial and technical experience to effectively manage the central Trust’s financial resources and provide technical advice and expertise on financial and commercial matters to the senior management team and academy governing bodies. In addition the successful applicant will co-ordinate and manage relationships with the Trust’s payroll and pensions providers.

As well as having the appropriate finance qualification you will have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. In addition you will have excellent organisational skills and will be able to build strong working relationships with, and influence the work of others, where there is no supervisory / management relationship. You will also be flexible, self-motivated & resilient.

For more information about the Trust, please visit our website  

Benefits include:

  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work
  • Co-operative credit union
  • Health-care cash-back scheme
  • Discounted gym membership & leisure activities
  • Season ticket & rental deposit loans
  • On-site shop, restaurant and Nuffield Gym

Closing date: Friday 21st July 2017
Interviews: W/C 31st July 2017

Applications: must be on our application form: please return your completed form to:  or

Co-op Academies Trust
X99 Postal
10701 8th Floor
1 Angel Square
M60 0AG

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

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