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Company number: 10257544
Greater Manchester Learning Trust (GMLT)

Finance Manager - Parrs Wood High School

Salary: Grade 7 –£29,055 - £32,233 Greater Manchester Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a capable, dynamic and focused Finance Manager to join our Academy Finance Team and to provide high quality financial services in support of the school and the Trust. The vacancy arises following the creation of a new academy as part of a new MultiAcademy Trust for Manchester and the region. Building on the longstanding success of Parrs Wood High School, the Greater Manchester Learning Trust aspires to create a family of schools providing an outstanding educational experience at all phases.



The Finance Manager will manage the operational processes and transactions of the academy in delivering the very best financial support both for Parrs Wood and for our Trust and its future partners. You will be experienced in academy finance and will have had a proven record of success in previous roles. An accomplished people manager able to influence and inspire others, you will have sound commercial acumen to seek out opportunities to make the best possible use of resources through effective planning and intelligent consideration of financial implications in a constantly shifting financial landscape.


Reporting directly to the Trust Director of Finance, you will be tasked with ensuring solvency and efficient financial practice across all areas of our academy.


You will lead on financial management of the academy and ensure that the finance team at Parrs Wood High School has clear lines of accountability, is effectively managed and is fully compliant with expectations of external bodies and internal leadership. You will provide sound leadership of the academy’s finances and will work alongside the Trust Director of Finance to advise the academy’s Governing Body on financial position and related strategy which develops the educational aims and ethos of Parrs Wood High School.


You will have a proven record of delivery, advanced analytical and problem solving skills as well as the capability to manage workloads which will require working to tight deadlines and coordinating others to manage this expectation. Personable and professional, your technical knowledge will be exemplary.



Located in the South Manchester suburb of Didsbury, within cosmopolitan Greater Manchester, and with a unique village-within-a-town-within-a-city feel. There are strong commuter links throughout the North West including good rail and tram infrastructure and easy access to Manchester City Centre, with the Universities close by and the International Airport only some 10 minutes (5 miles) away. The Trust is commutable from most of the main towns in the region including Manchester, Stockport, Trafford, Bolton, Warrington, the other towns in Greater Manchester and from much of Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Derbyshire via the M56, M60, M67 and M62. The Trust is close to the culture and bustle of city life, but lies close to the beautiful Peak District hills and Cheshire plains.

Closing date:
13/07/2018 12pm noon