Finance Officer

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham Learning Core Services
Salary:£11,964 to £12,578 per annum
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: Monday 3rd June 2024 at 8am

Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

20 hours per week, ideally working 4 hours per day Mon-Fri but other work patterns will be considered

Weeks per year

School term-time and INSET days + 3 weeks in the school holidays



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 6 – 9 (with a pay award pending)

£23,893 to £25,119 (FTE)

£11,964 to £12,578 (pro rata)


Twynham Learning Core Services (based at The Grange School, Christchurch)

Reports to

Lead Finance Officer



About the Post


We are looking to appoint a Finance Officer to join our professional and friendly trust Core Services Finance team. The Core Services team is comprised of specialists who work together to support and advise our schools in areas including estates, finance, governance, HR, IT, risk and school improvement. Previous experience in a finance role is desirable, but not essential.


Twynham Learning is a growing multi-academy trust based in Christchurch and Bournemouth that is undertaking a rapid transformation process to ensure that we have a secure foundation for future success building on our current family of two secondary schools and four primary phase schools. The trust currently consists of Christchurch Junior School, Stourfield Infant School, Stourfield Junior School, Twynham School, Twynham Sixth Form, The Grange School and Twynham Primary School with further growth imminent, plus Bournemouth Bay Teacher Training Partnership (SCITT), The School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) and CPD provision through Two Rivers Institute (TRI). 


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

  • Manage bank accounts and petty cash
  • Work on our ledgers and carry out reconciliations
  • Process orders and pay suppliers
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.


What we can offer you


  • An agreed work pattern that fits with your lifestyle, ideally working 5 days per week – four hours per day – but other work patterns will be considered
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast


Who we are looking for


We would love to hear from you if you:


  • are a self-starter with ability to drive change to make processes more robust and / or efficient
  • have excellent interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of staff across the trust on a regular basis
  • are proficient with Microsoft Excel and MS Office programmes


You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture


Any questions?


To discuss the post or your application, please contact Vicky Elsworth (HR Manager) on 01202 402789 or email us at


How to apply


To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  


Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:


The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd June 2024 at 8am.



Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. 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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