Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, c/o Sacred Heart High School, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH

Finance Partner

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time

£38,890 to £41, 881 per annum pro rata, (actual £32,398-£34,890 per annum)

You will be an employee of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust (BBCET).

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust

c/o Sacred Heart High School

Fenham Hall Drive

Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 2747373



37hrs a week, term time only

The Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust (BBCET) has grown from 3 schools in January 2020 to what we expect to be 34 Primary schools and 5 High schools by April 2022. In light of this rapid expansion, we are creating a small core team of finance professionals to support the Trust’s network of schools across three local authorities (Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland).

Finance Partners will be part of a dedicated team within our overarching finance team structure. Each Finance Partner will be assigned a group of up to 15 schools. As their Finance Partner you will provide each school with financial advice, challenging and supporting schools throughout the year. A key aspect of the role is to ensure effective budget setting, monitoring and support.

This hands-on role requires someone confident in building relationships in a warm, approachable yet when necessary rigorous manner. You do not necessarily have to have a finance qualification, although this or a school business management qualification would be an advantage. You must however be experienced and competent in school finance duties and able to confidently advise schools on such matters. The postholder should therefore be recognised by their peers and schools as being an expert on school finance matters and carry their confidence, respect and trust.

Whilst it is possible to provide schools with some support remotely over the phone or internet, to carry out an effective Finance Partnering service you will be required to travel to the various schools in your portfolio across our three authorities North of Tyne.

The full Job Description and Person Specification are attached.

We are fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about the role please book a call by emailing Anthony Gollings, Head of Finance & Estates, on

If you have the ambition and interest to help us develop this key area, please apply by 9am Wednesday 16th February to and put in the subject box ‘Finance Partner application’.

Interviews are expected to be held during the w/c 21st February.


Closing date:

16 February 2022

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