Type of Position:Finance Manager
Salary:L10 - L14 £49,937 - £55,064 per annum subject to experience, pro rata (actual salary £29,962 - £33,038 per annum), plus Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package).
Start Date:Wednesday 1st January 2020
Closing Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019


22 hours per week

All year round

L10 - L14 £49,937 - £55,064 per annum subject to experience, pro rata (actual salary £29,962 - £33,038 per annum), plus Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package).

Requirement to travel between Trust schools.


A vacancy has arisen for a Financial Controller to work at our Trust Central Offices with a committed team of professionals.  


Venturers Trust is a new Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol formed through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust in September 2017. Comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school the Trust has 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.


The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol.

Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.


You will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation, so we are seeking an outstanding Team member who can help us realise the highest possible quality of services to support our educational vision, to enable the organisation to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for the Trust’s financial reporting including the monthly and annual accounts, delivered through the management of the team. This role requires balancing the hands-on financial management with decision-making through the need for business partnering within the Trust’s environment to maximise the use of resources in order to deliver positive educational outcomes. They will need to deputise for the Director of Finance as necessary. Specific responsibilities will be agreed in line with the successful candidates’ skills and competencies.

In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Childcare Vouchers, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.

The successful candidate will have:


  • Relevant qualifications e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA
  • Full driving licence with access to a vehicle to access Trust sites (mileage reimbursed)
  • Experience of working within a similar supervisory role.
  • Experience of working within an education setting.

The role is currently fixed term contract until 31st of August 2020 with the potential to go permanent thereafter.


Completed applications should be forwarded to by the closing date of 9.00am on 13th November 2019.


Interviews:  TBC


Due to the expected volume of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.


Venturers Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.


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