School Business Support Officer

Blended working, including working from home, in schools and at the trust’s office in Daresbury
NJC SCP 18-22: Actual salary £12,824 to £13,897
13 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Chester Diocesan Academies Trust

Job Title: School Business Support Officer (2 posts)

Hours of Work: 20 hours per week, term-time + 4 weeks (with potential for increasing hours as the trust grows)

Salary: NJC SCP 18-22: Actual salary £12,824 to £13,897 (FTE £24,982 – £27,041)

Contract: Permanent, to start 1 September 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Normal Place of Work: Blended working, including working from home, in schools and at the trust’s central office in Daresbury.

We are looking for two part-time School Business Support Officers to join our trust’s finance and business operations team. In this role you will work closely with schools within the trust,  developing good practice in all business areas and supporting schools to achieve this through training, intervention, monitoring, challenge and support.

The roles will have a blended work pattern including remote (homeworking), office-based (Daresbury) and school visits throughout the Diocese of Chester. Use of a car and a full, clean driving licence are essential to this role. While the typical working pattern may be 20 hours over 5 days/week, more flexible working may be possible when necessary.

The ideal candidate will have strong practical knowledge/understanding of school business management and a relevant finance qualification, or be qualified by experience. They will be confident in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders, including school staff, Governors, Trust Board members, ESFA and DfE contacts and have a positive, can-do attitude with a desire to raise standards.

CDAT is a multi-academy trust currently made up of ten primary schools spread across the Diocese of Chester – including schools in Tameside, Stockport, East and West Cheshire and the Wirral. As a trust, we believe that every child deserves to go to a great school, and our trust team works in close partnership with our schools to ensure that this is the case. As a growing trust, roles within our central team are always evolving and so candidates will need to be adaptable and good team-players.

Candidates should complete the application form and submit it electronically to, so that it is received no later than noon on Friday 30th July: Interviews will be held in w/c 2nd August.