Orchard Hill

Financial Systems & Support Manager, Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is a family of specialist education providers for over 1500 pupils and students from nursery to further education across 14 academies and 8 college centres in London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. Supporting our academies and college, OHC&AT also operate learning support, such as nursing and therapy, and a central business support team which includes HR, finance and IT.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including autistic spectrum disorder; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; profound and multiple disabilities; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

OHC&AT is a rewarding and inspirational place to work, where everyone works together to create the best possible outcomes for students. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit www.ohcat.org

We are looking for a Financial Systems & Support Manager to work as part of the Systems & Projects team contributing to the development, implementation of strategic and operational plans, projects, and objectives.

You will provide frontline support to Academy Schools and College Centres in respect of Finance System Software.

You will lead and be responsible for the maintenance and support of the Finance System and build close working relationships with Academy Principals, School Senior Leadership Team, Curriculum and Support Staff, Central Services Teams and Key Third-Party Software Providers.

You should be AAT or Part/Fully CCAB qualified (or equivalent) and you must:

·        Have experience of working in a management information support role or similar

·        Have knowledge of Civica Financial Live or similar Finance system.

·        Be proficient in the use of Excel and other Microsoft packages.

·        The ability to understand the impact of good data input to enable development and implementation of effective management information systems.

·        The ability to communicate effectively using excellent listening, responding and presentational skills, with a broad range of people.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Brenda Scott via email bscott@ohcat.org  to arrange a time to speak with Brenda Scott Head of Systems & Projects.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing Date: 18th April 2023

Interviews will take place on: 25th April 2023

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.