Senior Finance Academy Officer

The Senior Finance Academy Officer role is a newly created post. This is such an exciting time to join DMAT and we are looking to recruit an exceptional individual to join our team.

The successful applicant will work closely with the trust Finance Director and will have the opportunity to help shape the role. The job is wide and varied; supporting senior leaders, our schools and trust to spend within cost centres, secure best value, find cost savings/efficiencies and look for opportunities. DMAT is financially strong and there is a great deal of expertise within the team. As well as working closely with the Director of Finance; you will work with the Director of Operations and CEO.

The role will be extremely rewarding. All DMAT colleagues, regardless of their role are focused on ensuring every child gets the best possible education, regardless of their starting point. To achieve this, you need excellent staff who are happy in post and feel valued and motivated to help our children succeed. Our decisions and strategy are value- led and always with our students and staff at the heart of our decisions.

DMAT central team staff offices are based at Durrington High School (DHS), one of the largest secondary schools, a really impressive site. The role is based at DHS and for part of the week you will be based at Burgess Hill where our next school to join DMAT is located. There will be occasions when you will visit our other schools.

To ensure your success within the role you will have a strong background in finance; understanding the need for compliance, accuracy and be able to interpret and provide reports on a wide range of data sets. You will enjoy working in a dynamic environment where no one day is the same. We work as a team and a willingness to ‘muck in’ and do what needs to be done, as well as the ability to manage your own continued development with alignment with DMAT’s values and ethos is key. Our moral purpose underpins all that we do.

In return we offer a competitive salary, the unique opportunity to develop the role, with the potential to develop and expand this as the trust grows. You will be part of a small, friendly, highly focused team, who are always looking to improve: Getting better never stops.

If you have questions prior to submitting an application please contact Jo Dommett on or me via to arrange a call.

Closing date for applications is: 9.00am Thursday 23 May 2024

Durrington Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We support all staff and volunteers through regular training and expect everyone working at the school to be proactive and adhere to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. 

In addition to the statutory pre-employment checks, this appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and a safeguarding background check and interview.

Durrington Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome the unique contributions that everyone can bring to Durrington Multi Academy Trust in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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