Finance Assistant - Ormiston Horizon Academy

Tunrhurst Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ
Actual salary is £11,761.50
14 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

Finance Assistant

Dates: Apply by Monday 28th September 2020 at 3pm

Interviews: To be arranged

Salary: Actual salary is £11,761.50

Work pattern:  Term time - 38 weeks/year

Contract type: Part-time (30 hours per week)

Contract term: Fixed term for 12 months

(may be further opportunities following on from this initial contract)

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Stoke-on-Trent


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to work as part of our Finance Team, dealing with the processing of purchase orders and invoices (along with other duties as included in the job description).  Ideally, the post holder would have previous experience of working within a school, but this is not essential.

Ormiston Horizon Academy (OHA) is an energetic and exciting environment to work in. 

What we offer: 

  • An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Onsite parking
  • Free use of the academy fitness suite
  • Outstanding state-of-the-art facilities

Ormiston Horizon Academy is a successful 11-16 secondary academy (part of the Ormiston Academy Trust) with £23 million facilities which are second-to-none. Judged by OFSTED to be a ‘GOOD’ school in March 2018.

Feedback from OFSTED (March 2018)

  • This is a good school.
  • The Principal is determined that the school should provide the best possible education for pupils. He sets high expectations for staff and pupils. He is working relentlessly to establish a culture of high aspirations and achievement for all.
  • The Vice Principal, senior leaders and middle leaders support the Principal’s vision and initiatives effectively. As a result, there is a strong sense of purpose and direction across the school.
  • The intake of pupils has grown considerably since the school opened in its current building; the expansion has been managed well.
  • Leaders continue to develop the breadth of the curriculum to ensure that it offers a wide range of learning opportunities for pupils. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is effective.
  • The school provides a safe environment for pupils. The vast majority of pupils behave well and enjoy their school life.
  • The school has implemented a comprehensive programme of professional development for staff. As a result, teachers are better equipped to deliver courses that match the new requirements of GCSE qualifications.
  • Effective induction programmes for new staff have helped to sustain the overall good quality of teaching at the school.
  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. This is because teachers have good subject knowledge and the relationships between teachers and pupils are overwhelmingly positive.
  • Teachers plan their lessons with care and in most cases, ensure that learning activities are engaging. There is clear evidence that the school’s increased focus on developing teaching practice through intensive training is having a positive impact on the quality of the experience that pupils have in lessons. As a result, in most subjects, a high proportion of pupils enjoy the learning activities they have to do and use their lesson time productively.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.  

The Academy is also committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants. 

Interested parties are warmly invited to submit an OAT Application Form outlining reasons for applying and suitability for the role. More information about Ormiston Horizon Academy can be found on our website.

Application packs are available to download from the academy website:

Completed applications to be returned to Nicky James, Operations Manager, using the email address below. If you have not heard back from us by 2 weeks after the closing date, then please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory references and satisfactory clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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