Job Details

Trust Finance Manager

Exciting opportunity for the Trust Finance Manager to lead and grow the Trust Finance Operations

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Job Grade: Band 11

Salary: £39,880.00 - £43,857.00

Hours: Full time 37 hours per week.

Start Date: 01/09/2021

Interviews: 16/08/2021

Closing date: 09/08/2021


We are looking for Trust Finance Manager with experience, energy, optimism, drive and enthusiasm to lead the Trust Finance Operations across the Salterns Academy Trust. The Trust is seeking to grow further over the next five years and this is an exciting opportunity to join the Trust and contribute towards our vision to develop and collaborate. We are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of young people in Portsmouth. If you are too, this is a great time to join us.


The Salterns Academy Trust operates two academies for students aged 11-16 in the North Island area of Portsmouth. Admiral Lord Nelson School and Trafalgar School have a combined student roll of over 2000 students. The schools are still growing, and the Trust expects the capacity to increase to 2310 students.


The Trust Finance Manager will lead and direct a high-quality financial management service, modelling professional standards. Accurate and timely reporting and analysis will enable the Trust to achieve its aims and objectives through the effective and efficient management of its financial resources. This key professional role includes promoting best practice and ensuring compliance with the statutory financial requirements.


The successful candidate will have:


  • A robust financial background including relevant financial qualification(s)
  • Experience of working in an educational setting
  • Evidence achieving maximum impact and value for money
  • An ability to support the Trust’s financial vision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of public monies and school funding
  • Experience of internal audits, external audits, month end, year-end reports plus strategic financial forecasting and planning
  • A meticulous attention to detail
  • A collaborative outlook; someone who is keen to work with others to continue to develop efficiencies
  • An ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced, busy environment
  • Relentless positivity, optimism and consistency.
  • Ability to work independently; to innovate; be creative; be solution focused


To apply please complete the application form that can be found on the website and return it together with your letter of application to  Alternatively, please contact Miss Jeal at Admiral Lord Nelson School on 02392364536