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Business Partner - Finance - University of Chichester Academy Trust

Full Time or 4 days per week, with additional flexibility during school holidays. Salary range; £37,467 - £40,927 per annum or pro-rata
Bognor Regis

The University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust is an innovative Trust and our passion is to improve educational outcomes for children and young people. We work collaboratively with our 15 academies (900+ staff) across West Sussex, Portsmouth and Hampshire, who all strongly align to our shared Trust values.

As a qualified or partly qualified accountant (CCAB or CIMA), within the much-valued financial team, you will provide a professional quality service, supporting our School Business Managers who have a range of differing expertise. This may include assisting with budget preparation, management accounts preparation and reporting. With the ability to develop positive relationships you will also work with senior leaders across the Trust and ensure compliance with academy and financial regulations.

This is a key role and will require you to visit our academies on a regular basis. It is a role that is exacting, challenging, varied, rewarding, stimulating and at times demanding, but one which you can make a real difference.

To find out more about this position and joining our friendly team, call Paul Jackson, Director of Finance and Operations on 01243 793463 or email To discover the Trust and the values we share with our academies go to

Joining the team will provide you with a wealth of benefits and opportunity for career development. Benefits include a generous pension scheme, up to 36 days leave (incl. bank holidays), discount card, cycle to work scheme and employee assistance programme.

Closing date: 21 October 2021 (at midnight)

Interview date: 03 November 2021

To apply please complete the application form via the link below. You can also apply by completing the Trust’s application form and sending it to by the closing date specified.

The University of Chichester embraces all forms of diversity and aspires to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and so we encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.

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