Finance Assistant - Business & Operations

Finance Assistant – Grade C + 2 Market Supplements (£18,933 – £20,493 plus pay award pending)

Work Location: Cranbrook Education Campus

Appointment type: 30 to 37 hours per week, all year round

Job term: Permanent

Required from: ASAP

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 18 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background. Our priority is to ensure that our pupils, regardless of social-economical background can learn, thrive and be successful. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join the thriving and dynamic Finance and Procurement Team.  These are exciting opportunities for someone looking to develop their career in Finance and Administration, or those with previous experience.  The roles will suit candidates who want to work within our ambitious Trust of Schools, with a commitment to education.

The ideal candidates will gain a thorough understanding of the purchasing and administration processes, working closely with the Trust’s Schools.  Candidates will have an ever-present attention to detail with a passion for education, accuracy and excellent personal skills.

The Roles:

These are key roles that assist in the provision of a Finance Service to Trust Schools, and to external customers of the Trust.  The roles are based at Cranbrook Education Campus and will cover a variety of tasks, notably supplier payments, contract administration and accounting functions.

Successful candidates will have strong administration and organisational skills, with keen attention to detail.

About You:

To be considered for these roles, you will need:

  • Experience of Microsoft Office packages, including Word and Excel;
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills;
  • Excellent attention to details and numeracy skills;
  • The ability to work to deadlines;
  • An effective team player mentality.

The Rewards

  • A varied support role within our growing multi-academy trust of 12 schools.
  • CPD / networking opportunities with colleagues across the Trust.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Free on-site parking

Roles are all-year round with hours to be agreed (up to full-time). Flexible working opportunities will be offered, including home-working as part of an agreed working pattern (up to 40% may be delivered remotely following training).  

If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.  For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, please contact Ben Hoer at

All applications should be made by completing the Trust application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role and should be submitted to by 9am on the closing date.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Ted Wragg Trust website

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.