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Senior Finance Officer

Part Time Post


The Trustees of Riviera Education Trust thank you for your interest in the post of Senior Finance Officer for the Trust. The successful candidate will be expected to take up this post as soon as possible to ensure training is in place with the existing post holder.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a committed team in a Multi Academy Trust currently including 3 schools, a Teaching School and nearly 1500 pupils. The Trust vision is: ‘Inspiring the individuals of today, for a better society tomorrow’


Requirements of the Post 

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with strong accountancy skills to join a small dedicated finance team. The successful candidate will need to have achieved a relevant qualification and undertake key financial tasks. They will provide support to the Director of Finance and the team and work alongside Senior Trust staff including Heads of School.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the relevant skills backed up by experience, with an eye for detail and accuracy; who preferably have some experience of working with school financial accounting packages. Applicants should be mindful of relating their skills/ qualifications / experience to the person specification when completing their application.

The post is primarily based at Oldway Primary School with a requirement to visit other schools and liaise with Heads of School/Senior Trust staff (subject to pertaining COVID guidance and restrictions)


The working hours are 22 hours per week, for 42 weeks per year. The commencing salary will be £17,677 which is Grade I, Scale point 28 (Full Time Equivalent £32,234). 


This post is not regarded as term time only due to the timings of payroll, financial returns and management accounts information, the post holder is expected to work approximately 3 weeks at least during school holiday periods.


There is scope to access systems from home e.g. during school holidays and to work across 3 - 5 days per week subjecting to meeting work deadlines.


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Please see the job description for further details regarding this post.


Deadline for applications is: 25th September 2020 @ midday 
Interview date:  2nd October 2020        
Start date: ASAP


The application form can be downloaded below and completed applications should be sent to:


HR Department
Riviera Education Trust
Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton, TQ3 2SY

Email address:


Experience has shown that we have a high volume of applicants for this type of vacancy and candidates who have not been contacted before this date should consider their application unsuccessful.


Please note, in line with our Safer Recruitment policy, references will be requested after shortlisting as part of the selection process.


Riviera Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.