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Trust Head of Finance and Procurement

Vacancy Summary
Empower Learning Academy Trust
Grade 9 Point 40 - 44
Bower Park Academy
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/12/2020 at 16:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Empower Learning Academy Trust



Salary: Grade 9 Point 40 - 44. Annual Salary £45,834 - £49,827

Hours: 36 hours per week/52 weeks per year

Required January 2021


Empower Learning Academy Trust was formed in September 2016 and currently consists of four academies in the London Borough of Havering: Hall Mead School; The Brittons Academy; Bower Park Academy and Hacton Primary School. Our mission is:

‘To inspire our family of schools to provide opportunities for our pupils, staff and leaders to be the best they can be; to create a passion for lifelong learning; to enable our pupils to become confident and impactful world citizens’.


Empower Learning Academy Trust wishes to appoint a dynamic Head of Finance and Procurement to lead the finance team who form part of the Trust’s Central Services Team, based at our Bower Park Academy but with visits to all sites expected. You will responsible for the provision of Financial and Procurement services across the Trust as well as providing support to Academy Head Teachers, working closely with The Trust Senior Leadership team. You will support the delivery of monthly reporting, budget building, quarterly forecasting and budget and resource monitoring.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of producing and managing large, complex budgets,
  • Experience of managing a successful team
  • Experience of producing annual returns and monthly management accounts (oversight).
  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines, show initiative and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to draw up contract specifications, procure services and manage contract fulfilment.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and organise with meticulous attention to detail.

Non pay benefits of working for the Trust include:

  • Trust wide Employee Assistance Programme with 24 hour telephone access to a doctor, counselling services and a legal helpline for you and your family.
  • Cycle to work scheme


Deadline for applications:

Please forward your completed application to Mrs D Grix, HR Business Partner, @ grixd@elatschools.co.uk by 4 p.m. on 4th December 2020. Interviews will take place shortly after.

For further information, please contact Mrs Grix on 01708 730244.


Empower Learning Academy Trust, an Equal Opportunities Employer, is committed to safer recruitment so all applicants must be prepared to undergo screening to confirm their suitability to work with children.

Equal Opportunities
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations.

Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council
How to apply

Please forward your completed application to Mrs D Grix, HR Business Partner, @ grixd@elatschools.co.uk by 4 p.m. on 4th December 2020.

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