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Business and Finance Manager

Business and Finance Manager at Grove House School

LGS Scale 8 (points 25-28)
Actual Salary at point 25:  £13,245

18 hours per week (which days by mutual agreement)

41 weeks per year + Inset Days (this includes work during the school summer holidays)

Required as soon as possible


Grove House School, part of the SEAX Trust, is a Special School for pupils aged 8-19 with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.  The School opened in September 2015 and continues to grow towards full capacity.


We are seeking a well-qualified, enthusiastic, efficient and organised finance manager to join our highly skilled business team. We are looking for a professional who is welcoming and highly motivated with excellent inter-personal skills. They will be working with the finance team at the SEAX Trust who will give training and support for the role. Support will then be continued as a normal part of the role.


The role includes:

  • Management and operation of all financial systems (PS Financials), with support
  • Payroll
  • Month and Year-end procedures
  • Work in conjunction with the SEAX Trust Director of Finance, attending SEAX Trust business meetings
  • Reporting to Local Academy Committee members
  • Management of the catering accounts
  • Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team


We are looking for someone that:

  • Is willing to learn from and work collaboratively with the Trust finance team
  • Has CSBM, DSBM or an equivalent business/finance qualification (or working towards this)
  • Will be aware of, and relish, the different pressures on a finance manager in a school environment
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially in presenting financial information to school leaders and the Trust
  • Is keen to work in a Multi Academy Trust


We offer a supportive team and high quality professional development to enhance your skills and confidence in working with children with Special Educational Needs.


To apply:  Please read the application pack which can be found at the bottom of this page then complete and return an Application Form for Support Staff.  Application Forms can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.  Applicants can also apply through the Essex Schools Jobs website at


If you wish to visit the school, please telephone Kate Peters on 01277 361498 or email and we will be pleased to arrange this.  Visits could take up to 1 hour.


Application Deadline:  Thursday 13th January, midday

Interview Date:  Thursday 20th January

Interviews to be held at Grove House School, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9DA


Grove House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to satisfactory medical checks, enhanced DBS clearance and references.