Role: Finance and Payroll Officer

Posted: Date: December 22nd 2017

Salary: £20,661 - £22,658

Location: Darwen, Lancashire

Job start date: As soon as possible

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Friday 19th January 2018

Interview date: Week commencing 22nd January 2018

Contract type: Full year

Contract term: Permanent

Finance and Payroll Officer advert pictureWe have a vacancy for a permanent Finance and Payroll Officer to be responsible for payroll administration service for our North West cluster of schools, working in close liaison with the payroll service provider.

The successful applicant would report to the Cluster Finance and Resources Manager. The four schools in the cluster are located in the town of Darwen and include a primary school, a Studio School, an 11-18 academy and an 11-16 academy. The preferred start date is 1st February 2018, or as soon as possible after that date.

Aldridge Education is a charitable trust whose non-selective, entrepreneurial community schools and colleges help young people to reach their potential. We work in different regions across England where often the opportunities and prospects are most lim-ited, and where the introduction of our entrepreneurial approach to education can have more benefit. To find out more about our academies, support and resources please explore this website further.

The purpose of the role is local responsibility for payroll and:

  • To provide a customer-focused and effective finance service that facilitates accurate, timely and efficient financial processing that meets the needs of the schools’ operations.
  • To ensure that the Trust’s financial processes adhere to financial regulations, the Academies Financial Handbook and any other requirements specified by the Director of Finance and Resources.

Click this link to view the Finance Payroll Officer Job Description & Personal Specification

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To apply, please send application form, along with a covering letter to

Or by post to:

Val Townsend

Aldridge Education

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Sudell Road



The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 19th January 2018, with interviews taking place the following week.

Aldridge Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

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