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Finance Manager - Central Team

Contract: Full time term time only +2 weeks, permanent           

Start date – as soon as possible 

Salary range: NJC Grade 9 (points 31-36) £39,186 to £44, 428                          

Based at 3 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LR          


The Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust (DGAT) is a popular, thriving and growing trust with 21 schools in the family. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and skilled Finance Manager to our central team. This is a new role and we are looking for a candidate with an accounting background to join our existing, skilled, friendly and hard working team. 

The main responsibilities of the post holder are: 

  • To support the work of the Head of Finance in ensuring that all aspects of the financial management of the trust supports excellent outcomes for pupils. 

  • To ensure compliance with the Academies Financial Handbook as well as the trust’s financial regulations and policies. 

  • To provide high quality and accurate information to the Head of Finance. 

  • To be a highly visible and credible finance manager providing advice and guidance to schools. 

  • To provide high quality line management for the finance leads ensuring that schools receive consistent, and effective support and challenge around all aspects of financial management. 

  • To create and oversee effective systems and processes for budget preparation and monitoring within schools, holding them to account for working within their allocated budget. 

The successful candidate will need: 

  • To have a pro-active, positive, can-do attitude with a creative approach to problem solving 

  • To be an effective communicator with the ability to give supportive challenge 

  • To be able to lead, organise and motivate a team 

  • To hold at least an AAT Level 4 or equivalent level qualification 

  • To have experience of preparing monthly management accounts and other financial reports. 

  • To have experience in budget management and preparation.  

  • To have experience in reconciling control accounts and resolving technical accounting issues. 

  • To be able to organise effective and efficient office systems for record keeping, information retrieval and dissemination of data and documentation 

  • To be committed to personal professional development 

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and competencies and want to work in an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of over 4000 children, we would love to hear from you! 

The job description and an application form can be found below.

Please submit your completed application form to Nicole Heaven with the title Finance Manager in the subject line. Applications should be received by 5pm on 27 November. 

Interviews will be on Monday 4 December. 

Class Teacher - Longney C of E Primary School

The Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust seek to appoint a part-time main scale class teacher 0.55 FTE on a fixed-term contract to work at Longney CofE Primary School. The start date of this post will be as soon as possible after interview and the end date will be 31st August 2024. The working hours are Monday – Friday afternoons each week, with PPA paid outside of these teaching hours as 10%. The job will be teaching in our mixed year 3 and 4 class to cover leadership time Monday – Thursday and covering PPA in our mixed year 1 and 2 class on a Friday afternoon.


We are seeking a teacher who:

• Is creative, enthusiastic and committed to the children and the school.

• Is willing to evaluate their own practise and keen to learn, adapt and improve through continuous professional development.

• Has high expectations for the attainment, behaviour and welfare of all children.

• Is kind, caring and wants the very best for the children in their care.

• Has good organisational skills and high standards of written and oral communication.

• Has good subject knowledge and understanding of the national curriculum.

• Can form positive, effective relationships within our close knit school community, taking an active part in all aspects of school life.

• Will support and promote the schools vision and values.


We can offer:

• Wonderful pupils who enjoy learning and a supportive, friendly school community.

• Caring and experienced staff who work incredibly hard as a team for the children at Longney.

• Good CPD, support and training opportunities through our membership of the Diocese of Gloucester Academy Trust.


Further details can be found in the below application pack.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role or to visit the school, please contact Heather Francis, Headteacher on 01452 720461 or email


Closing date for applications is 12 Noon on Wed 22nd November 2023.


The Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidate. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found on the policies section of our school website. Our policy for recruitment of ex-offenders can be found alongside this recruitment pack on the website.

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