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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Senior Finance Officer

Westcountry Schools Trust is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Officer. 

Grade E Scale Points 16 - 22 (£24,432 - £27,514)

Based across schools in Ashburton and Buckfastleigh

This is an exciting opportunity to join Westcountry Schools Trust, currently employing approximately 2000 staff and growing. We are a dynamic organisation with our students and staff at our heart. Built on an extensive track record of excellence, the Trust combines a range of secondary colleges, primary schools and business units based in a variety of sites across Devon and Cornwall. We are also a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches and countryside in the country.


Required as soon as possible, this is a permanent appointment employed all year round.

Initially the post holder will be working with a school business accountant to support 5 primary schools within the trust. This involves the preparation of timely monthly management accounts and other financial reporting, and ensuring financial systems and processes comply with Trust regulations and achieve value for money.

Experience of school accounts preparation is desirable but a relevant accounting qualification is essential e.g. AAT.

During term time the post holder will be based at Ashburton Primary School and Buckfastleigh Primary School. However, in the holidays they will be based at Ashburton Community College.

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application. Application forms; full job description and person specification are available from; completed applications should be submitted to by Monday 18 July 2022. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Thursday 21 July 2022.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.