Senior Finance Officer

  • Contract type - Fixed term | 12 months
  • Salary range - £35,360 - £40,622
  • Location - West Yorkshire Hub (BD10 9BG)
  • Closing date - April 13, 2021

We’re looking for a Senior Finance Officer to join our West Yorkshire team!

Based at our West Yorkshire Hub, BD10 9BG on the Leeds/Bradford border, the post holder will work flexibly between our base and the West Yorkshire primary academies situated in Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees, with some home working too.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong financial and technical experience to support the Trust’s West Yorkshire Hub Finance Manager to ensure the Trust’s finances are managed efficiently, ethically, professionally, with integrity and conforming to all internal and external regulatory requirements and in a sustainable sound manner.

As well as having the appropriate finance qualification, you will have excellent organisational skills. You will also be flexible, self-motivated and resilient.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for 26 academies in West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent and the Wirral with Co-op acting as the sponsor. The Trust aims for significant growth in the near future.


Why us? 

What our team does really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your well-being, or your family, in or outside work. From career progression and working and making a difference within your local community, to a whole range of financial discounts and benefits, working at Co-op Academies Trust isn’t just your standard job.

Benefits include:

  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work
  • Co-operative credit union
  • Health care cashback scheme
  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities
  • Season ticket & rental deposit loans
  • Discount on various co-op branded products

Our Values

We follow the Co-op’s ‘Ways of Being’ which are:

  • Succeed together – Cooperating is what makes us different; we’re better and stronger when we work together.
  • Be yourself, always – We bring our best self to the academy, so that we each contribute and respect others for doing the same. Of course, being yourself isn’t about excusing poor behaviours that contradict our other Ways of Being Co-op.
  • Do what matters most – What matters most is ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Show you care – We care about our Trust, our colleagues, our students, their parents, our Co-op and communities, now and for the future.


If you believe in our values and have experience for this role, we would love to hear from you! 

How to apply

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. Please complete PART A and PART B application forms attached below and email back to

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

If you would like further information please contact Joanne Peake (Finance Manager) on 07834 090896

Applications to be sent to Hebe Lockyer, HR Apprentice - by Tuesday 13th April, 8am

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