Cluster Management Accountant

David Ross Education Trust
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About the role

Support and ensure the effective financial management of all Trust academies within the region through the provision of transactional and technical accounting processes, working closely with the Cluster Business Manager academy Principals, Business managers and Core team.

Salary & Benefits

* £27,000
* Access to Teachers/Local Government Pension Scheme.

Who we are looking for

* Qualification with the Association of Accounting technicians or relevant experience
* Full Driving Licence
* Strong ICT skills, including use of computerised ledgers
* High level of experience within a financial role
* Excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both to internal as well as external audiences
* Ability to work on own initiative, as well as in consultation and negotiation with senior managers and other stakeholders as required
* Highly organised with good planning skills and the ability to deliver to agreed target dates
* Suitability for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
* Willingness to ensure that equal opportunities are promoted and developed in all areas of the network

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country's leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

The David Ross Education 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 successful applicants