Type of Position:Finance Business Partner
Salary:VTG10, SP30-33 starting salary £29,174 per annum
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Tuesday 30th August 2022 at 9:00. Interviews: W/c 5th September 2022


Permanent, all year round position (full-time and part-time hours will be considered).

VTG10, SP30-33 starting salary £29,174 per annum (will be pro rata for part-time hours) plus Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package).

Requirement to travel between Trust schools.

Venturers Trust is a dynamic and focused multi-academy trust based in Bristol, formed in September 2017 through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust. The Trust is responsible for eight academies, 3,500 pupils and 750 staff with a commitment to making a significant and lifelong difference to the lives of young people from some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities.

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.

A vacancy has arisen for a Finance Business Partner/Assistant Management Accountant to work in our Trust Central Finance Department with a committed team of professionals. 

Finance Business Partners are ‘school business experts’ who provide invaluable advice to academies and the Trust to maximise the use of resources in order to deliver positive educational outcomes.

The overall purpose of this role is to provide a business partnering approach, working with academy Principals, Senior Leadership, Administration Teams, Budget Holders and Local Governors to provide effective financial management. Finance Business Partners support effective decision making, bringing objectivity, constructive challenge and support to financial and business management. The role will also support academies to maintain effective levels of financial compliance.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Relevant qualifications in finance; AAT Level 3 and working to completion of AAT, or Level 4 Certificate in School Business Management or Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management
  • Previous experience of preparing, advising on and monitoring annual budgets
  • Experience of working in a supervisory or advisory role
  • Experience of working within a charity or public sector setting
  • Ability to access different Trust sites. If driving between sites on the same working day, mileage can be reimbursed                                                                                                                                                                                               

In return you will join a friendly team of finance professionals and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Introduction Incentive, Finance Training Support plus others.

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Closing date:  Tuesday 30th August 2022 at 9:00.           Interviews: W/c 5th September 2022

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

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