Finance Assistant vacancy at Central Trust

Salary: £13,725.61 - £15,154.05
Job Type: Part Time
Contact Name: Mr L Douglas
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 08/08/2022 10:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 11/08/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 22.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.143
Department: Central Finance Team
Pay Grade: Grade 6, SCP 12 - 17

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0179


Required as soon as possible


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 - 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas. 


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and experienced Finance Assistant at Pontefract Academies Trust. This candidate will support and engage with all parts of the central finance function, undertaking financial processing as required and being the first point of contact for any enquiries at the Trust central team.


This a permanent, all year round, 22.5 hours per week vacancy, working 4.5 hours per day Monday to Friday with an annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum, increasing with continuous service.


The Trust can offer:


  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve.
  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression.
  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues across the Trust.
  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders.


We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:


  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils.
  • will make a difference in changing children’s life chances.
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative.
  • has the ability to form effective relationships.


To apply for this role and view a job specification please visit the Trust’s website:


For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit, please contact the school at 01977 232146.


Completed application forms should be returned via the online Face-Ed applicant system no later than 10:00am on Monday 8th August 2022.


We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

File Attachments

File Name Description
T_Finance Assistant (2022_07_21 V1).pdf Finance Assistant Job Description
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working for Us Booklet

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
5 GCSEs including Maths and English (grade 4-9) or equivalent Grade C/4 or higher
Educated to a minimum of level 3