Finance Assistant

Chief Executive Officer : Mrs L Rodham

New College Durham Academies Trust (NCDAT) is seeking to appoint an exceptional, suitably experienced Finance Assistant to provide a responsive and effective service to all Trust stakeholders.

NCDAT currently comprises two secondary Academies housed in state-of-the-art facilities located in Stanley and Consett in North West Durham, where everyone matters equally. We are keen to grow the Trust and this role will be integral in our expansion plans.

Finance Assistant           

Grade 3

37 hpw – £18,808- £20,766 pa based on working term time + 2 weeks

Working closely with other members of the finance team, the successful applicant will provide responsive and efficient financial administrative support across the Trust.

The post holder will support a range of financial activities including data entry, processing invoices and purchase orders, managing petty cash accounts and processing academy sales invoices.

To succeed in this role, you must have excellent administrative skills, an eye for detail and the ability to produce accurate notes, documentation, records and reports as required. Good numeracy and literacy skills are a must and applicants will be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, exceptional organisational skills and be confident in the use of office software packages.

We are looking for someone with or willing to work towards a Level 2 AAT qualification (CIPD) or with relevant experience, preferably in a finance role within education or a local government setting (although this is not essential).  You will have the opportunity to develop in this role.

For an informal and confidential conversation about this post, please email to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Please submit your completed application via email to

Closing date for applications is: 27th June 2022 by midday

Interviews will be held: week commencing 4th July 2022

 New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people.  We have a robust Safeguarding Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment with the Trust.   We expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.  This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children.

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Job Summary

Location: New College Durham Academies Trust
Salary: 18,808- £20,766
Posted on: 7 June 2022
Closing on: 27th June 2022