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Strive4 Academy Trust

Striving for excellence...

Finance Manager 28-32K

Location: IG8, Woodford Green, London Borough of Redbridge

Salary: £28,000-£32,000 (dependent on experience)

Start Date: Subject to notice period

Contract: Permanent

Job Type: Full Time, 37 hours per week, 46.24 weeks per year


We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Finance Manager to oversee the day to day financial activity of Strive4 Academy Trust, reporting directly to the Finance and Operations Director.


Strive4 Academy Trust was established in September 2017 with two outward facing, successful primary schools (serving over 1300 children). We have plans each year to grow into a 'family' of schools that will further enhance and develop the individual schools within it. It’s an exciting time and, as a Trust, we plan to be innovative, creative and committed to working together to ensure that every child can fulfil their potential in each of our schools.


We are looking for someone who has:

-A proven track record in managing a finance function to the highest standard, constantly striving to seek improvements in processes

-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with staff at all levels including Trustees

-Strong IT skills and the ability to manage, manipulate and interpret data, with experience of managing and operating key financial systems

-The ability to manage time, and a finance team, delegating as appropriate, multitasking and working to tight deadlines


The successful candidate will need to be flexible regarding working hours and location in order to meet the needs of the business.


In return the Trust can offer you:

- A forward looking and positive working environment

-The opportunity to work with professional, committed and ambitious colleagues in a financially secure and innovative organisation

-Outstanding, highly personalised professional development opportunities

-A comprehensive staff benefits package


How to Apply:

Your application is a direct permanent application to Strive4.


To apply, please request an application form from Ellie Field at or call Ellie on 0207 259 8770 for more information. Your application is a direct permanent application to our school (not through agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for this permanent appointment.


Closing date: Tuesday 27th October 2020, 9.00 am

Interview date: Week beginning 2nd November 2020


You can also visit for more information.


Strive4 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Such posts will require a DBS check and references will be taken up prior to interview.

Strive4 Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England and Wales registered number: 10863245.
Registered Address: Strive4 Academy Trust, Ray Lodge Primary School, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7JQ