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We are recruiting

Permanent Administration and Finance Officer

37 hours per week  and 52 weeks per year (We would welcome applications from people looking for flexible working arrangements)

Grade 7  Pay Point 11-14

The base office for this role is in Nottingham, this post will require travel within office hours to our partner schools and venues. 


About Us:

In 2012, when the Self-improving School-Led system was in its infancy the Trustees of Inspiring Leaders found themselves in new territory. They were being challenged by the Department for Education (DfE) and National College for School Leadership to improve the lives of children beyond their school by becoming Teaching Schools and eventually Multi Academy Trusts (MATs).

As ‘System Leaders’ our Trustees were tasked with challenging the status-quo, to innovate and see how things could be differently, with a strong focus on improving the life chances of all children. Our Trustees needed to be courageous, to represent the best in the system, and to inspire those around them. It was at this stage our Trustees began to meet and realised that they too needed a support network, a group of people they could trust across the region, who were experiencing similar journeys.

Our Trustees saw the opportunities that working together in a trusting way could bring, and before long collectively applied to become a licence holder for National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and more recently for School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), under the name Inspiring Leaders. Since 2012 Inspiring Leaders has trained over 4000 school leaders, offered a range of support for the system, offered Initial Teacher Training (ITT) for over 400 new teachers for the system and visited multiple nations of the world to see how we can learn from others.

We have been credited for our quality by Ofsted, Tribal and the DFE and whilst there are always improvements to be made, the bond between our MATs remains tight and there is a continued desire to work together and learn together.

Inspiring Leaders now has two distinct functions which guides our work for the coming 3 years.

1.     Initial Teacher Training – As an Ofsted Outstanding provider of ITE, Inspiring Leaders has expanded its scale over the past 3 years and this growth is set to continue as we onboard new partners in 2022/23 and prepare to change the legal status of our company and become an established, newly reaccredited provider of ITT.

2.     MAT Collaboration and Learning – We are fast becoming a recognised as a regional facilitator of collaboration and in the coming 3 years seek to expand our partnership to become a positive partnership of MATs in the region facilitating learning, collaboration and peer challenge.

The post holder will be work with the Operations Manager to ensure that we continue to be recognised as an exceptional partnership in the East Midlands region delivering on the two strategic aims above. At times, this may require you to be flexible around travel and location of work.

More information about our work can be found at: https://inspiringleaderstoday.com/ or https://www.inspiringleadersscitt.com/

About the position:

The Administration and Finance Officer position is a full time and permanent post and will be based at the location stated above, however due to the nature of this role some travel will be required.

Purpose of position:

The purpose of the position is to coordinate, implement, and deliver the administration of a large range of activities, providing support and advice to the leadership team.


The post holder will be work with the Operations Manager to ensure that we continue to be recognised as an exceptional partnership in the East Midlands region delivering on the two strategic aims above. At times, this may require you to be flexible around travel and location of work.

We are looking for someone who has:

Experience of working in a busy office/school environment, carrying out a range of administrative tasks.Vacancy – Inspiring Leaders -2

Ability to work accurately under pressure, managing your own workload in order to meet deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well to children and adults.


Please find enclosed a document attached that will provide more information regarding Inspiring Leaders, a full job description & person specification, to assist in your application.

We can offer you:  

  • A workplace where everyone feels represented, included and valued
  • Enthusiastic and well-motivated colleagues
  • A real moral purpose to your work
  • Generous paid holidays,24 days to start with, increasing with your length of service
  • Excellent working hours, our core business hours are 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, but we appreciate the importance of a good work-life balance and try to accommodate atypical working patterns wherever possible
  • Invitation to our annual leadership conference hearing from inspiring speakers and leaders
  • Extensive training opportunities – accredited qualifications and a comprehensive competency training plan
  • Regular reviews and development planning to support career development
  • The opportunity to take part in social events
  • Opportunity to work in diverse and inclusive environment
  • And of course, to work with some of the best people in the business and the opportunity to change lives

Closing Date for Applications:  22 August 2022

Interview Date: 1 September 2022

If you would like to discuss the role any further, please contact  James Brown at jbrown@discoverytrust.org or  Ben Jordan on 07376030392.

Safeguarding Statement: We are committed to safeguarding our pupils; therefore, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and references.