Executive Assistant to the Director of Finance

Plymouth, Devon
£28,000 per annum
13 Jul 2018
19 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth, Park Avenue, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4RL


Executive Assistant to the Director of Finance

£28,000 per annum

The Role: The post will be in support to the Director of Finance. The purpose of the role is to provide high level, professional support to the Director of Finance to enable them to operate effectively in their role.  

Location: The Trust is flexible on location, but the base will be at one of our schools in Plymouth, Wiltshire or Bournemouth. Home working will also be supported.  There will be a requirement to travel with the role across the South West but also to London. 

Background: Reach South is a new and dynamic charitable education Trust based in the South West. First established in Plymouth with eight founding primary academies; these were subsequently joined in November 2017 by its first Special Academy, based in Wiltshire, and then very recently, by two further primary academies in Bournemouth during March this year.

Reach South is a part of the REACH family of MATs. The founding Trust, REAch2 Academy Trust, was launched by its founder Sir Steve Lancashire in 2012 and now operates 55 primary academies across the Midlands and South East of England. Reach South operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, self-sufficient, dynamic and very well organised individual with a can-do attitude to be part of a fast-growing and well-regarded charitable organisation.

This may suit a School Business Manager or Finance Officer with a good all-round experience of School/Academy business management as well as those with experience as a Personal/Executive Assistant.

So, if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Olivia Frings, Director of HR on 07841 464505 or Michelle Wilkins, Director of Finance on 07500 045895.

For further details on how to apply please go to www.reachsouth.org/careers

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form separately with their application.

Closing date: 5th August 2018