Finance Business Partner
Professional Services - Brighton

Closing date: 15/09/2019

Job posted date: 03/07/2019

Salary: East Sussex Grade 10 - £28,802 - £31,112

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37

Due to internal promotion, Finance at The University of Brighton Academies Trust is looking to appoint a finance business partner to support the Trust’s academies and leadership in making the most of financial resources.   The four-strong business partnering function sits within a finance team of over 15 which is based in St Leonards, Falmer and Burgess Hill.  Although the business partnering function has been around for over a year, we seek to be at the forefront in the sector so there is plenty of opportunity to bring ideas and get involved in developments!


The Trust consists of 15 academies, mainly in St Leonards and Hastings but also other locations including Haywards Heath and Crawley.  As well as direct responsibility for supporting several of our larger and more complex academies in the Hastings area, there will be the need to travel to various locations in support of cross-cutting activities.  As well as proven management accountancy skills such as budgeting, forecasting, costing and analysis, the ability to take the initiative and to form strong relationships with academy staff from the principal down is essential.


The full job description and person specification is attached at the bottom of this advert.  The role will be full time (37 hours per week), 52 weeks per year.   We can offer you:-

  • excellent challenge and development opportunities;
  • flexible working to maintain a healthy work-life balance;
  • competitive annual leave entitlement;
  • enhanced maternity and paternity leave;
  • mileage and expenses paid;
  • discounts and offers with popular retailers.


If this sounds like a challenge you have the skills and motivation to meet, then we would love to hear from you. 


To have an informal discussion, please contact Sam Cornelius on 07554 883675 or email 


The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date or close the role early if sufficient applications are received.


The University of Brighton Academies 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 appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.



The closing date for this job has now passed.