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Finance Officer

  • Employer - Tudhoe Learning Trust
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Finance
  • Location: - Tudhoe, County Durham
  • Salary - Grade 3 Scp 12 – 16 (£17,173 - £18,319) pro rata
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 20 hours per week - term time only
  • Closing date - Sunday, 30 September 2018

Job Description

Tudhoe Learning Trust was formed in 2012 with four academies and welcomed a further three academies in 2015. The Trust has a realistic development strategy to grow to a potential 12 academies within five years which is underpinned by a robust plan to ensure sustainability. Within this, the Trust has restructured its operational finance workflow with the aim of ensuring compliance and efficiency creating the need to expand the Trusts Central Finance Team to include a Finance Officer.

We are looking for a professionally qualified (or part qualified) and experienced Finance Officer for whom a term time working pattern is attractive. The role is initially offered on a part time basis of 20hrs per week worked over 5 mornings (negotiable). We can offer access to Local Government Pension Scheme and 26days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 31 days after 5 years service (pro-rata) and you can expect to receive continuing professional development identified and managed through our performance management appraisal process annually which ensures all staff are appropriately challenged and developed in line with Trust and functional objectives.

This role forms part of our workforce planning strategy and has the potential to develop further.

We would like our new colleague to start as soon as possible and be able to:

  • Assist in the preparation of; management accounts, annual budgets, year-end accounts and financial returns to third parties
  • Assist the Finance Manager in reconciling bank, payroll and ledgers
  • Undertake appropriate quality assurance checks
  • Prepare BACs payments
  • Support the procurement process by handling invoices, purchases orders etc and liaising with our academies to ensure the goods and services are delivered
  • Support the Finance Manager to prepare variance analysis reports covering income, payroll and expenditure

·        Manage incoming communication via post, email and telephone

For more information about the role please contact Gillian Pigott, Director of Business Finance & Development on 01388 811 765.  More information about our Trust can be found here:

The Trust practices safer recruitment. As such applications will only be accepted on a fully completed Trust Application Form - CVs cannot be accepted.  

Tudhoe Learning Trust is committed to providing opportunity for all and creating a balanced and diverse workforce that represents the communities it serves. We are a diverse and inclusive employer where opportunity exists for all. Applications from all communities are positively welcomed. Applicants who identify themselves as disabled will receive an interview provided they meet minimum criteria. The Trust is committed to promoting the welfare of and safeguarding all children in its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references and you will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS. 

Contact information

Application forms should be sent via email to Mrs Kimberley Ivory, Trust HR Manager at

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Interview information

The selection process will consist of a structured panel interview and is expected to take place in week commencing 01 October 2018.

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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