• Permanent
  • Full-time, 37 Hours per week.
  • Salary: £23,013 – £25,058 (SAT 6)

Swale Academies Trust has a new opportunity to appoint a Senior Finance Assistant to join our expanding central finance team based in Sittingbourne, Kent. This post has arisen due to internal promotion of the current post-holder. You will be a hardworking, friendly and organised individual, ideally with school finance experience and people management skills.

Key duties include supporting our finance assistants with training and workload prioritisation, managing the month-end process, maintaining ParentPay items, and dealing with queries from staff, suppliers, customers and parents.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, encompassing a range of duties working with multiple stakeholders both internal and external. The successful candidate will be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, and someone who is able to prioritise both their own workload and that of others.

A good working knowledge of IRIS Financials (PSF) will be a distinct advantage but is not essential.

Training opportunities to obtain recognised qualifications via an apprenticeship route are available for the right candidate.

Job application form

    Informal discussions about the post are welcomed.

    Further details of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

    Swale Academies Trust is a successful Multi-Academy Trust in school improvement, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good or outstanding schools. Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and provide the highest quality challenge and support.

    Join us to benefit from:

    • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
    • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
    • Ride to Work Scheme;
    • Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts;
    • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive;
    • Generous Holiday entitlement of 26 days plus bank holidays and a concessionary day at Christmas;
    • Christmas closure
    • Additional holiday entitlement for 5 years + service.

    In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

    Interview Date: W/C 16th January 2023

    Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: £23,013.00-£25,058.00 per year


    • Company pension
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Free parking
    • On-site parking
    • Referral programme
    • Wellness programme


    • Day shift
    • Monday to Friday
    • No weekends

    Work Location: One location

    Reference ID: CSS2023JAN – SFA

    Swale Academies Trust


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