Type of Position:School Business Manager
Salary:VTG9, SP26-33 £23,398 - £29,323 per annum (subject to experience) plus Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package).
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 29th August 2018 at 9:00. Interviews: TBC


30-37 hours per week

All year round

VTG9, SP26-33 £23,398 - £29,323 per annum (subject to experience) 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 School Business Partner 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 role of The School Business Partner is to provide an external Business Partner approach, which will focus on working with school, leads (Principals, admin teams, LGB’s) to provide a professional, efficient and accurate management of financial services centrally and across the Venturers Trust. To monitor and link with school based administrators to ensure the finance department is providing a reliable financial service across the Trust.

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:

  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent Evidence of some training in accountancy or finance
  • Relevant qualifications to finance, e.g. AAT Level 4 Evidence of further training in finance, accountancy and/or ICT
  • 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.
  • Previous experience of working with budgets Experience with accounting procedures in schools reporting to the ESFA


Completed applications should be forwarded to by the closing date at 9.00am on 29th August 2018.

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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