Maiden Erlegh Trust

Finance Manager (Maternity Leave)

  • 37 hours per week
  • Grade 8, SP

We are now looking for a Finance Manager, to cover maternity leave, to join our Central Services Team and become instrumental in supporting the Trust in its continuous growth. 

The successful candidate will be responsible to deliver a first-class finance service to the Trust and its constituent schools, supporting the Director of Finance to ensure robust application of financial accounting and controls.

The successful candidate will develop a broad understanding of the operational landscape of the Trust and be able to effectively convert this into a financial picture that is customer friendly and allows for non-finance colleagues to quickly grasp the key concepts

The Finance team at Maiden Erlegh Trust is a small but highly experienced team of professionals. They are motivated by the day-to-day challenges that working across multiple schools can bring and work hard to ensure that a seamless and efficient service is provided.

As a growing organisation we can offer a wealth of opportunity, can demonstrate a strong track record of achievement and success, and a consistency in delivering on our ethos of opportunity, diversity and success for all.

Since 2014, when Maiden Erlegh Trust was established, we have expanded to become six schools serving Berkshire and South Oxfordshire covering the breadth of educational provision from EYFS to Post-16 in mainstream, special and alternative provision.  We also have two new free schools in the pre-opening phase: Oak Tree School opening in September 2023 (a special school providing 150 places) and River Academy opening in September 2024 (a secondary school in the heart of Reading providing 1,500 places).

Our schools are supported by the Central Services Team at Maiden Erlegh Trust who provide a range of business services and support our partner schools in carrying out their statutory responsibilities and core business functions.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager, please email our recruitment team on who can help organise this. 

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.