Lead Finance Officer

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Type of Position:Lead Finance Officer
School:Twynham Learning Core Services
Salary:Grade 9, support staff salary points 19-25, £25,481 to £29,577
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Monday 24 January 2022 at 8am


Start date


Contract type

Full time, 37 hours per week, full year working

Green book (support staff) conditions

Contract term

Fixed term – to 31 August 2022


Grade 9

Salary range

Support staff salary points 19 – 25 £25,481 to £29,577


Twynham Learning Core Services based at The Grange School


About the Post

We are looking to appoint a Lead Finance Officer to provide technical expertise to resource essential processes across the Twynham Learning Trust, ensuring the monthly and annual cycles of activity run smoothly and accurately.  The Lead Finance Officer will support the Finance Manager in bringing together financial information maintained at school / business unit level to provide a consolidated picture, as well as supporting colleagues across the Trust to adopt standardised processes which ensure compliance and efficiency.

Whilst this is being advertised as a temporary post to allow us time to evaluate an interim structure, if the structure delivers as we anticipate it will, we will be recruiting to permanent positions for September 2022


Who we are looking for

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Take a lead for financial control processes across the Trust
  • Coordinate budgeting and forecasting across the Trust, including both challenging and supporting schools/business units through the process of budget setting and ongoing review
  • Run the financial aspects of payroll through the monthly download and journal processing cycle
  • Support the Finance Manager with the preparation and liaison associated with audit activity and as a back-up for payment run loading and authorisation


You are likely to be someone who is or has the potential to be:

  • An experienced finance professional with the ability to utilise technical expertise in implementing our financial framework consistently
  • Experienced within school finance, preferably within the academy sector
  • Has strong technical accounting ability to manage day-to-day queries from operational finance staff.
  • Has a collaborative approach to ensure good practice and sound decision-making
  • Has strong IT skills (proficient with Microsoft Office, expert in Excel and familiar with accounting platforms) and excellent organisational skills / efficient working practices.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills to ensure effective working with a range of Stakeholders within and beyond the Trust, including experience in producing formal business communications and policy / procedure.
  • The ability to travel across Twynham Learning sites and to external meetings as required.


Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Twynham Learning HR on 01202 878073 or email us at


How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit an Application form and Criminal Records Declaration Form by email to:  

Only applications on the Twynham Learning official ‘Application Form – Non-Teaching Posts’ will be accepted. You can download the form here:

The closing date is Monday 24 January 2022 at 8am. Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 25 January 2022 and interviews will be held Tuesday 1 February 2022



Twynham Learning is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.


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