Group Finance Manager

Ref: Ext - The Dean Trust
Date posted: 04/10/2017
Closing date: 13/10/2017 12:00 PM
Hours per week: 36.25hrs per week / 52 weeks per year
Salary: £49,067 - £54,403 per annum
Location: The Dean Trust Ashton on Mersey School / Central Services
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Group Finance Manager
We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic person with a proven track record of effective financial management across several sites, or within a large organisation, to join our team as at The Dean Trust.
The position attracts a salary within the Senior Manager
Grade SM4CC Point 1 to 5 which is currently £49,067 to £54,403. 
This is a full time position, 36.25 hours per week, 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Friday inclusive. 
The successful candidate will also be expected to work during periods of school closure.
Background Information
The Dean Trust Finance Function, which is led by the Chief Finance Officer, is organised to support the financial management, financial planning, financial accounting and financial controls across the 3 key operating hubs, Dean Trust Central (Trafford), Dean Trust West (Knowsley and Wigan) and Dean Trust East (Manchester). In total this includes 9 academies, 5 secondary and 4 primary. A further secondary free school in Manchester is also at the initial planning stage. The Trust also operates a trading arm for its business as a Teaching School via a separate but wholly owned subsidiary Limited Company.   The accounting, finance and business arrangements therefore provide an interesting challenge. The Trust operates a sophisticated accounting and finance software system, PS Financials.
In broad terms, the Dean Trust has total income of circa £34m.  All schools and business entities within the Dean Trust are financially sound at the present time albeit with some challenges in the current economic and public sector climate. 
Method of Application
The preferred method of application is electronically via email.  All applications must be made using the Trust’s application form.  The interview date is to be confirmed.  Applications will be shortlisted for interview and the Manager will contact those selected regarding the time and venue.  Applicants who have not been contacted 2 weeks following the close date can assume that on this occasion their application was unsuccessful.
Closing Date
Applications received after the closing time of noon on Friday, 13 October 2017 will not be considered. 
The Dean Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any questions please contact us on 0161 973 1179 or email  Thank you again for your interest in working with The Dean Trust. 
We look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs S Taylor
HR & Payroll Manager


How to apply

An application pack is available to download via the attachments below. If you require any further information please contact Mrs J. Riley (HR and Operations Assistant) on 0151 477 8860 or email

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