Vacancy: Central Administrator (Finance)

The Mead Trust
Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on 6 January 2023
Interview date
13 January 2023
Start date
20 February 2023
Contract type
Grade E: £21,968 - £22,777 pro rata
16-18 hours per week/over 3 days (includes 9 evening meetings). Term Time only plus 2 additional weeks.
Lowbourne, Melksham SN12 7ED
Role overview
Our Trust is an organisation characterised by optimism, excellence and creativity. We love to share good practice and to learn from, and challenge, each other. To support our growing Trust, we have a vacancy for a Central Administrator (HR and Training). In this role, you will:
• Scan and upload copies of authorised orders and invoices to the finance system
• Raise sales invoices on the finance system for traded services
• Monitor payments and creditor control
• Download daily bank transactions and monitor school processing to ensure postings to finance system
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliation for authorisation and follow up aged unreconciled items with schools
• Prepare and upload Weekly BACS run payments for authorisation by individual schools
• Run period end reports as directed by the Chief Finance Officer and upload to SharePoint Folders
• Process monthly VAT claim
• Attend and minute nine Resources Committee meetings during the year (these may take place in the evenings)

This is a new role, and you will have the opportunity to make it your own. You'll be someone who has experience of working within a professional office environment (although this does not have to have been in a school), and you will also be able to:
• Communicate effectively with all members of the organisation including Senior Executive Leaders, staff members and members of the Governance Community
• Build good and productive working relationships with pupils, colleagues, parents and the wider community
• Be flexible and respond to changing demands with a positive attitude
• Confidently use IT, including Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, and the internet

You'll be someone who is:
• Highly organised
• Resilient, passionate and hard working
• Able to build trust and mutual respect between pupils, families and staff
• Highly positive, and a creative problem solver
• Energetic, warm and caring
• Able to follow direction and use initiative

This is a part time role, but there is the flexibility to combine it with a second Administrator role to make one full time post if desired. More information about this can be found :

How to apply
Please refer to the candidate brief for details on how to apply for this role.
Other information
We warmly welcome visits to our schools, and if you would like to visit us please email so that we can arrange this.
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This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published online (including social media platforms) as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

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What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it