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Academy Business Officer - Finance

Academy Business Officer – Finance

Trust Grade 4

£19,554 - £20,751 (£17,681 - £18,763 pro rata), per annum (41 working weeks)

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Our Vision and Aims

To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

We aim to achieve our vision through:

  1. Delivering a high quality education for all pupils.
  2. Recruiting, developing and retaining high - calibre members of staff.
  3. Establishing and developing robust governance.
  4. Ensuring financial probity and viability.
  5. Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services.
  6. Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust.

The Pingle Academy

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy has an excellent opportunity for an effective and driven individual to join their newly restructured Business Team. 

You will report to the Business Office Manager and support the Academy in the day to day operation of the Finance function. As the Academy Business Officer - Finance, you will be an integral part of the team, ensuring high standards of financial integrity within the academy is maintained at all times. You will manage the day-to-day financial processes, such as processing of purchase invoices, preparation of invoices for payment, recovery of debts and administrative procedures required from the academy, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook.

You will be professional, able to maintain confidential information and have a can-do attitude. You will also have the ability to work accurately, with attention to detail and have strong communication skills.

Finally, you will be educated to GCSE level (C grade or equivalent). Any professional qualifications in Finance, as well as experience within an educational setting will be a distinct advantage.

The position will be offered at 37 hours per week, working weeks are Term Time + 3 weeks, working hours to be discussed at interview.

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting The Pingle Academy on 01283 216837.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and much more, with different offers each month!
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date and emailed to along with the accompanying recruitment monitoring form.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact or phone 01283 372600.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.