Business Support Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/11/2023 09:00
£24,702 to £25,979
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
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Closing date:
27 Nov
Further Information
The Latin phrase ‘Ad Astra’ means ‘to the stars’; our strapline “stars in the making” reflects an ambitious vision within each school community that every child and every staff member can be the best that they can be.  We want everyone to achieve their best within Ad Astra.
We are currently entering into a very exciting chapter of our development, our trust on 1st January 2024 will include 10 schools across County Durham and the Tees Valley. To support this an opportunity has arisen for a new Business Support Officer to join our growing, innovative, and forward-thinking organisation.  
The successful candidate will provide business support to the central team in delivering a service to schools within our Academy Trust. This role will include undertaking a range of financial procedures such as processing orders and invoices, making payments to suppliers, handling financial queries and payroll checking. In addition, the successful candidate will also undertake a range of general office administrative tasks.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 12 months experience working in a finance and/or office environment, with good organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Candidates must be able to meet the criteria as set out in the person specification.
The position will be based at the Trust head office located at the Innovation Centre, Queens Meadow Business Park in Hartlepool.  There is an opportunity to have a flexible hybrid working arrangement.
The successful candidate will:
Join a growing Trust with a highly supportive, warm, friendly and respectful ethos, with the drive and ambition to ensure that all employees and children achieve their full potential.
Be given the option to further develop their skills through a variety of professional development opportunities available through working for the Trust. 

Please see our promotional Trust video via Ad Astra Trust Dividend Video - Ad Astra Academy Trust | Ad Astra Academy Trust (adastraschools.org)

The successful candidate will also enjoy the following employee benefits:
Flexible employer.
27 days annual leave, (increasing to 32 days following 5 years’ service) plus public holidays.
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. 
Ad Astra Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).
For a confidential, informal conversation about this exciting role, please contact Anthony Degnan, Finance Manager at anthony.degnan@adastraacademytrust.com or via 01429 874552.
Requesting an application form
An application form and further details are available via the Ad Astra website site:
Candidates must only apply using the application form provided; CVs will not be accepted.
Completed application forms to be emailed to recruitment@adastraacademytrust.com
Closing date for receipt of applications – 9am, Monday 27th November 2023.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.