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Fixed Term Temporary Finance Officer
SECAT Central Team

Required ASAP
LGS Level 7 Points 21-27, £25,801-£30,507 p.a. FTE pro rata.
Full Time; 37 hours per week to 31st December 2020

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking individual with excellent communication skills and a strong background in finance to join our central finance team as a Finance Officer. This will be on a fixed term contract until 31st December 2020.

SECAT is a Multi Academy Trust, which consists of one large secondary school, three primary schools, and an infant and a junior school all within 1.6 miles of each other. We have a mixture of long-standing and newer Headteachers within our SECAT community who all work well together to deliver the outcomes we have come to expect and also to work with our colleagues in the Local Authority and other schools in Southend.

The role is critical to ensuring efficient and successful delivery of Finance. The candidate will be an organised team player, with the ability to work under their own initiative.  This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the vision of the MAT.

The successful candidate will contribute towards the provision of professional management and leadership of financial services for the Multi Academy Trust.

To support with promoting best practice and ensuring compliance with the financial processes and procedures for 350 staff members providing services for over 3,500 pupils across the Trust

As part of SECAT, we offer our staff excellent CPD opportunities and support through our network of experienced professionals, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. Applications are invited from candidates who have excellent administrative and interpersonal skills and the dedication and enthusiasm to be part of a thoroughly committed team. Our schools benefit from wonderful children, engaged parents and a supportive working environment

SECAT has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Please apply on-line via and send your completed application form to jand’

Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 7th February 2020
Interviews will take place during w/c 10th February 2020


Clerk to SECAT Trust Board
Level 8 Scale Point 28-34 (£31,371-£36,876 FTE)
Part Time - 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per annum pro rata

Southend East Community Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust based in Essex, providing education from primary through to post-16, driven by a passionate belief in giving children and young people the very best chance in life to progress and develop. 

The successful candidate to this role will have experience of taking minutes at meetings, setting agendas, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have the ability to work flexibly, cope with pressure and deliver to tight deadlines and possess a high level of integrity to maintain confidentiality of information. 

As an exceptionally well-organised individual, you will support the efficient functioning of the Board and its committees, enabling the Trustees to discharge their responsibilities effectively. You will also support the Academy Committees, in particular ensuring high standards amongst the network of clerks, improving processes, and providing quality assurance in policy administration and the publication of statutory information across the Trust.

The focus of the position is giving high quality advice and guidance in addition to professional clerking. Clerking is not only about good organisation and administration, but also, and more importantly, about helping the board understand its role, functions and legal duties. This is crucial in helping the board exercise its functions expediently and confidently, so that it can stay focused on it's core functions.  

The main duties of the role are to:  

  • Act as Clerk to all meetings of the Trust Board setting draft agendas, producing minutes, liaising and coordinating the work of the Boards and related sub-committees.
  • Provide confidential, high quality administrative support to the Trust Board, the Chief Executive Officer and other members of the Executive Team.
  • Guide the Chair and board on their responsibilities under the rules and regulations to which they are subject to and on how those responsibilities should be discharged.
  • Work flexibly to accommodate some evening work, liaising with Chair/Chief Executive to confirm attendance requirements.
  • Liaise with external advisers such as auditors and solicitors, and arrange meetings on behalf of the Board where necessary.
  • Co-ordinate the content, publication and distribution of the annual report and accounts and other governance reports and ensure deadlines are met. 
  • Ensure the Trust governance structure is embedded and embraced within the Trust through liaison with the Academy Committees, Clerks, Headteacher and members of the Executive Team
  • Ensure good information flows within the board and its committees and between senior management and non-executive trustees

The role could also possibly include working across the trust, where clerking for the local Academy Committees (formerly Governing Bodies) require a new Clerk. The successful candidate therefore, will be required to be flexible and able to travel between locations to carry out their duties. Flexible working arrangements will be seriously considered. 

SECAT has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Please apply on-line via and send your completed application form to

Closing Date: 29 January 2020
Interviews will take place during 1st week of February 2020

Application Forms


  • Complete the application form attached to the relevant vacancy, ensuring that you make reference to the Guidance Notes for Applicants

  • Complete the application form including the attached equal opportunities section