Finance and Operations Assistant - Apprenticeship Opportunity

Hours: 37 hours per week (4 days working, 1 day studying)

Location: Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire with some home working.

Hourly rate: Current apprentice rate of £4.81 per hour during the first year

Contract Status: 18 month fixed term contract

Start Date: 1st September 2022

The Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust (ODBST) is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) which operates across Buckinghamshire, including Milton Keynes.  We are currently a family of eleven schools with an ambitious and exciting programme of growth. Our vision is centered on empowering our unique schools to excel and our learners are at the heart of everything we do. Our values of inclusivity, service, community, and empowerment underpin this vision.  We strive to enable strong and effective local leadership and our staff are passionate about giving all pupils the tools to be the best that they can be.

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join our Shared Services Team working in the area of Finance and Operations.  The role will provide you with the opportunity to get involved in a variety of finance and operational duties including processing purchase orders and invoices, supporting with the annual financial audit and effective management of data protection processes.  You will work closely with the Operations and Finance teams and staff across the ODBST schools.

As part of this role, you will undertake a level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship with our chosen apprenticeship partner.  You will have the opportunity to learn in your role and will be provided with approximately one day per week in term time to study.      

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a GCSE in Maths and English at grade 4/C above or equivalent
  • Have a positive outlook with the energy, drive, enthusiasm and determination to succeed
  • Possess excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Work with excellent attention to detail

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be the opportunity to apply for available positions within the shared services team or within one of our member schools.  The ODBST is a growing organisation and anticipates further opportunities as more schools join our family.

To find out more, please view the attached information.

Applications should be made by submitting a completed application form, along with a copy of the recruitment monitoring form by email to by 09:00 on Monday 8th August.


ODBST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  Post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check.  ODBST is an Equal Opportunities Employer.