Black Pear Trust Vacancies


The Black Pear Trust are seeking to appoint a dynamic and innovative professional Finance Manager to lead financial operations across the Trust. The Black Pear Trust is a growing multi-academy trust based in Worcestershire, we currently comprise 5 primary schools and are looking for an ambitious leader to join us on our journey of ‘growing excellent learning communities together’.

This is an exciting time to join our trust, the successful applicant will play a key role in shaping the future of the trust, a trust in which opportunities challenge and reward and a place where everybody matters. We are a new and developing team; we value one another and value the contribution and uniqueness of every member of our trust. We seek someone with a proven track record of complex financial management and a clear vision for inspiring and sustaining school business improvement.

This role has both strategic and operational elements to it, you with work as part of the central team and closely with all trust schools. You will be responsible for all finance functions such as producing accurate budgets, management accounts, reports for the leadership team, trustee reports, completing statutory returns and ensuring compliance, whilst effectively running existing financial systems and establishing new.

The role requires a strong and pragmatic leader who wants to make a difference to the opportunities we can provide to the children and young people in our trust. We seek a colleague with significant financial management and strategic leadership skills. You will be an independent, strategic thinker and will be expected to bring a modern, business-like approach to the leadership of the trust’s finance function.

You will need excellent communication skills, diplomacy, approachability and a personable style of leadership, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team with both internal and external stakeholders. 

If you feel you have the qualities we are looking for and would like to join us on our quest of growing excellent learning communities together, then we would love to hear from you.

All positions are subject to a DBS Enhanced disclosure check. The schools and trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The trust is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please email for an application form or download from site. If you would like any additional information about the position or to arrange an opportunity to speak to the CEO about the role please email


This post is part-time, initially around 5-10 hours per week paying £11.61 per hour (including enhancement in lieu of holiday pay). Clerks may wish to build up their original hours over time based upon the needs of the service and their personal preference.

Meetings take place in a variety of schools where you would attend to take minutes and provide advice to Governors or Trustees. Those meetings usually occur during the evening, but some can be at other times. You will also be required to complete other administrative tasks to support Governing Bodies/Trust Boards.

The role of Clerk is predominantly home-based but travel to meetings will be required. The role is intended to be term-time only but some flexibility is required.

Previous experience would be a distinct advantage, but full training could be provided for the right candidate.

You must have own transport, stable internet access and a means to secure confidential papers. You must be computer literate with excellent communication skills, highly organised and self-motivated.

Please click here for an application form (please do not send your cv).

The closing date is ongoing.

Please contact the Governance and Communications Director, Katie Reilly for further details by  emailing or by calling 01905 23159.

The Orchards School, Bromsgrove

Teaching Assistant – Grade 1 – Term time only – 25 hours per week

To support the classroom teacher with their responsibility for the development and education process by providing care and supervision skills to children, including those who have special physical, emotional and educational needs, by utilising a good standard of practical knowledge and skills.

Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school. To ensure current practices and procedures are followed by maintaining up to date training, including reading statutory government documents.

St George’s School, Kidderminster

Teaching Assistant – Grade 1 – Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2023 – full time – term time only

We are looking for a committed person who can enhance the teaching and learning of our pupils. This post is suitable for a graduate looking to gain experience before applying for a PGCE or work with children. The hours will be negotiated within 8.30am and 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.

The position is subject to a DBS Enhanced disclosure check, two references, medical clearance and evidence of appropriate qualifications. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school is an equal opportunities employer.

St George’s School, Kidderminster

Teaching Assistant Grade 2 or 3 – Fixed term contract until 31st August 2023 – 25 hours per week – term time only

  • Be a named Key worker for identified children, supporting the teacher to plan effectively for individual needs and next steps
  • Working with the team to deliver high quality childcare and education throughout the classroom
  • to be a member of a multi-disciplinary team, communicating and working together to create an environment in which children’s development is fostered and in which good relationships grow
  • take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children
  • assist in providing a high quality of teaching and offer appropriate stimulation and support to all children including those with special educational needs and those for whom English is an additional language
  • help plan, create and implement classroom activities and events suitable for all children
  • be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s progress is effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures
  • ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident records
  • to participate in staff review meetings and to identify in-service training needs
  • develop partnerships with families and liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement in their children’s learning
  • ensure the classroom is a safe environment for children, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times
  • ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented
  • adhere to the schools’ policies and procedures
  • promote positive behaviour
  • assist in the preparation and cleaning up of activities
  • advise the Headteacher of any concerns, accidents/incidents
  • attend in-service training and meetings as required
  • carry out any other tasks which may reasonably be required as part of this post

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