Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Key Information

Location: New Collaborative Learning Trust

Salary: Band E (Points 6 to 9) of the Support Staff Spine Actual Salary - £17,039 - £18,317 (FTE £21,371 - £22, 974)

Contract Type: Part time (29.5 Hours per week) We are ideally looking for someone all year round but could consider Term Time Only for the right candidate.

Contract Term: Temporary – Maternity cover


Closing Date: Sunday 22nd October

Start Date: Friday 1st December

About this Opportunity

An exciting opportunity to join an outstanding team and be at the forefront of our organisational development

We are currently seeking a finance assistant to work with the Trust Finance Team. Working closely with the student bursary team, you will assess bursary applications liaising with students and their next of kin as well as student facing staff in our Colleges to ensure students receive support towards their studies.  You will need strong organisational, time management and customer service and administrative skills.

The successful candidate will need a patient and understanding telephone manor when having sensitive conversations regarding bursaries, excellent accuracy and attention to detail and a good level of IT skills. They should also be willing to undertake further training relevant to the post and be adaptable and open to change.

You will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

You will be joining a dynamic, core team that supports the operations of all of the schools and colleges within our trust. Our shared services are here to support all of our schools and colleges across several areas including Health and Safety, Finance, Estates and MIS. Having recently moved into this site you will enjoy its new facilities and fantastic transport links being situated just off the M62. With a real team ethos, the different departments work together to provide ongoing support for the growth and development of the trust.

New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT)* has a dynamic, positive and supportive culture for staff and students, with an enviable reputation for staff career progression and development. You will join a focused and driven team, committed to providing the highest standards of education and service.

*The Trust currently comprises of three 16-19 Colleges, one Secondary school and three Primary Schools.

Why Work for Us?

  • NCLT was crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ at the 2023 MAT Excellence Awards – these national awards celebrate the very best performers from over one thousand MATs across the country
  • A strong commitment to staff wellbeing as outlined in our staff wellbeing charter
  • Access to high quality professional training, both in-house and externally, to support your professional development
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Additional benefits such as a cycle to work scheme and a technology scheme
  • A culture of self-reflection and improvement to meet the needs of our staff

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you.

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