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Trust Finance and Business Officer - Ignite Learning Partnership

Ignite Learning Partnership
St Stephen’s CofE Primary, Woden Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0BB
Grade 6 - Actual pro-rata salary £30,355 - £35,650 (Pay Award is pending for April 2024)
Closing date
10 May 2024

Trust Finance and Business Officer

At Ignite Learning Partnership, we are on a journey of growth, and we are pleased to introduce a new role within our structure: Trust Finance and Business Officer. Our trust is built on collaboration and celebrates the unique qualities of each school at the heart of its community. Our mission is to work collaboratively, as a family of schools, to celebrate and nurture both the similarities and distinctiveness of each school within our trust.

Full training will be provided, offering you the opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to our collective success.


Key Responsibilities:

- Effective financial and budget management, providing a high quality service to schools to ensure that statutory responsibilities are met

- Providing business administration support to ensure the smooth operation of trust activities

- Collaborating with school leaders and stakeholders to drive financial efficiency and sustainability

- Contributing to the development and implementation of trust policies and procedures

- Supporting the growth and development of the trust



- Enthusiasm and a proactive attitude towards professional development

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

- Ability to work collaboratively within a team and across multiple locations

- A thorough understanding of financial procedures and systems, adept at maintaining accounting systems

- Experience of producing insightful financial reports and a confident user of excel

- Experience in finance and/or business with relevant qualifications

- Commitment to the values and mission of Ignite Learning Partnership

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) clearance is required for this role. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is eligible for an enhanced DBS check including a Children's Barring List Check. If you are barred from working with children you are breaking the law if you apply for this post 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 

Ignite Learning Partnership reserve the right to close this advert early if necessary.

Please see job description and person specification attached.  

Application forms are available below and should be returned to SIPS Education Ltd, 2nd Floor Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 8GS or emailed to If you require more information about how to apply for the post, please call 0121 296 3000. 

Please ensure application forms are signed if sending via email. If you provide an email address, correspondence will be sent via e-mail. 

If you are successful in being short-listed for interview, you will be contacted via email within 28 working days of the closing date. Please ensure you check your junk/spam boxes as well as your inbox incase any correspondence has been delivered there. 

Online Search 

An online search will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates.  This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues of concern that may arise from this search at the interview. 

Benefits:  Professional training and support, flexible working options, generous local government pension scheme, access to the Trusts Employee Assistance Programme

Location: Central offices based at St Stephens CofE Primary (WV10 0BB), with flexibility for remote work and travel to other school locations

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent, term time only (plus insets) and two weeks to be worked in the school holidays by mutual agreement  

Grade: 6 - Actual pro-rata salary £30,355 - £35,650 (Pay Award is pending for April 2024) 

Closing date: Friday 10th May 2024

Shortlisting:  Friday 10th May 2024 / Monday 13th May 2024

Interview:  Tuesday 21st May 2024

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