Vacancies

Please see details below of the current vacancies at Furness Academy.

To apply for any of our current vacancies, please complete and return the application form and send to awhittle@furnesseducationtrust.co.uk or return via post FAO Angie Whittle, Business Manager, Furness Education Trust, Park Drive, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9BB.

Please include a covering letter with your application of no more than two sides of A4.

We are looking for a happy, enthusiastic and inspiring people to join our team.

We Are:
  • A ‘state of the art’ medium sized 11-16 mixed comprehensive Academy with approximately 1100 students, located near the centre of the historic shipbuilding town of Barrow in Furness and close to the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park;
  • An Academy with a Good Ofsted rating (September 2017) and excellent potential for the future;
  • An Academy with a truly comprehensive intake, playing a key role in our local community and with a strong foundation of moral purpose;
  • An Academy that has at its heart a sense of ambition and determination to deliver excellent teaching, care and holistic school experience.
We will offer you:
  • A very welcoming Academy where the development of every person matters.
  • Hard-working, committed and aspirational staff and students.
  • A fully established CPD programme.
  • The whole-hearted support of Furness Academy’s Leadership Team.
  • The free use of our on-site gym, a cycle to work scheme, childcare voucher scheme and other employee discounts.

Please click on the links below to access the details of our current vacancies.

Finance Officer

Job Reference Code: FET08/1610
Salary Range: NJC scale 8 £20,493 – NJC 17 £24,491 pro-rata
Full time (37 hours per week), full year
Mon – Thur 8am – 4pm, Fri 8am – 3.30pm

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance officer to join our busy Central Finance Services team. The successful candidate will play a key role I supporting the day-to-day operations within the Trust.

Furness Education Trust is a multi-academy trust based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, serving the Furness community. Currently comprised of four academies, one secondary and three primary, the Trust aims to develop best practice in each school across the whole Trust, by collaborating and working together to give the best of everything to every child in our schools.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Purchase order processing invoices and supplier statements reconciliations
  • Resolve invoice queries/disputes
  • Provide budget holders with updates of their financial position, monitor spend and variances
  • Posting cashbook receipts and payment from manual cash book daily
  • Ensure purchasing procedures are followed and liaise with suppliers to obtain value for money
  • Cashbook vouchers – payments made by direct debit / standing order
  • Monitor debtor and creditor balances and chasing up payments
  • Support preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Produce analyses and reports as requested by the Finance Manager
  • Monthly payroll processes and payroll costing journals
  • Reconciling control accounts
  • Preparing and entering journals
  • Monitoring and communicating department spend and variances
  • Provide information to internal/external auditors as required
  • Manage petty cash, employee expenses and company credit card expenses
  • Manage own workload to ensure monthly financial reporting process is achieved

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Financial qualification eg AAT Level 3 or higher or relevant experience
  • Experience in busy finance office and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of financial procedures and practices supporting the preparation of the trial balance including running sales and purchase ledgers, cash flow management, and VAT administration
  • Advanced level Excel preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in collection of payments and debt management
  • Ability to present the Trust professionally to all external stakeholders

For further information regarding this post or to apply, please download an application form from our website at www.furnessacademy.co.uk, email hrrecruitment@furnessacademy.co.uk or phone 01229 484277.

Please note we only accept CVs with a fully completed application form

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Monday 9th November 2020

Shortlisting: Tuesday 10th November 2020

Interviews: Friday 13th November 2020

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Job Description

English and Maths Tutors

Required for immediate start
Highly skilled Maths and English tutors
Job Reference Code: FET09/2110
Flexible working hours (£29 per hour QTS / £17 per hour unqualified teacher status) on a casual timesheet basis until July 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic tutor to work 1:1 and/or with small groups on a withdrawal basis to make a real difference to the learning outcomes of our students.

Furness Education Trust is a multi-academy trust based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, serving the Furness community. Currently comprised of four academies, one secondary and three primary, the Trust aims to develop best practice in each school across the whole Trust, by collaborating and working together to give the best of everything to every child in our schools.

For further information regarding this post or to apply, please download an application form from our website at www.furnessacademy.co.uk, email hrrecruitment@furnessacademy.co.uk or phone 01229 484277. If you would like to arrange an informal discussion please email Helen Robinson hrobinson@furnessacademy.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Friday 6th November 2020

Shortlisting: Monday 9th November 2020

Interviews: Week Commencing 9th November, 2020

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