Finance Officer (Exchequer)

Advertisement for Ridgway Education Trust Finance Officer (Exchequer)

Ridgeway Education Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) which currently comprises two secondary schools, Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School, with a joint Sixth Form of some 250 boys and girls.

Didcot Girls’ School is an outstanding school, as confirmed by Ofsted in its most recent inspection of the school in November 2015. The school has a commitment to the very highest standards in everything that it does and is an exciting and happy school where real attention is given to professional development and staff wellbeing. St Birinus School was judged to be a good school by Ofsted in March 2016 and aspires to become outstanding. The school has a strong sense of identity, a tangible ethos and a vibrancy which visitors always comment upon.

Both schools are unique as the only single sex state schools in Oxfordshire and share the same strong values of high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. We work hard to ensure that all our students develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

We are looking for a committed and experienced Finance Officer (Exchequer) who will operate as a leader as a part of our Trust central finance team in ensuring that the day to day processing of financial transactions is undertaken in the most efficient and effective manner. The postholder will take responsibility for timely purchase ledger, sales ledger and cash book transactions as a core part of the role and have line management of a small team.                                                                                          

Terms and Conditions

37 hours per week term time plus two weeks with a start date as soon as possible. Pay will be within the range £18,356 to £20,131 per annum subject to skills and experience. Pay scales are reviewed annually on 1 April and are subject to national local government pay negotiations. The postholder also has access to the local government pension scheme.

Contract Terms and Duties

This role must be performed in accordance with the provisions of the terms and conditions of employment of the Ridgeway Education Trust

Line Management

Accountable to the Trust Financial Services Lead

Key Purpose of the Role

  • To take responsibility for the Trust exchequer functions in order to support teaching and learning and ensure the Trust day to day financial tasks are undertaken in an efficient and effective manner in accordance with the Trust Finance Manual and Scheme of Delegation.

Completed Applications

Completed application forms (available on the ‘Staff Vacancies’ page of each of our school websites) should be submitted to Frances Adley, the Executive Head’s PA at by 9am on Monday 26th March 2018. We plan to carry out interviews during the week commencing 16th April 2018.


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