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Conveniently located in the heart of England, close to Nottingham and Derby, Trent College and The Elms offer a fantastic place to work.

Current Vacancies

  • NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES – for appointment to any post at this school

    Trent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Should your application be successful; an enhanced disclosure will be requested from the Disclosure and Barring Service and any contractual offer will be subject to rigorous recruitment procedures.

    Your appointment will be subject to a vetting procedure.

    As part of the process we have to confirm your identity and in this respect we should be grateful if you would bring with you to interview your current passport or new style driving licence plus at least two proofs of current address – such as a recent utility bill, credit card statement, etc.

    If there is anything which you wish to disclose in advance of an interview, you should send this information in under separate cover for the attention of the HR Manager in an envelope marked “Confidential”.

    The successful applicant for this post will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). The appointment remains provisional until this process has been completed.

    Information relating to any conviction provided to the school by the Disclosure service will be treated in strict confidence and will not necessarily be a bar to appointment.

    Staff SAFER Recruitment Policy (PDF)

  • Head of Finance

    (required from November 2020)

    Trent is a successful selective, day and boarding school, where academic excellence, sporting achievement, musical accomplishment and participation in the arts are all highly prized. The school is conveniently located between Nottingham and Derby.
    We are currently recruiting for a Head of Finance. This is a highly commercial role which, at the same time, requires someone who is able to work as a hands on Accountant focused on managing a small but experienced finance team within a busy finance function.
    You will report to a highly accomplished Bursar who is looking to recruit an individual who is passionate about delivering excellent service to all stakeholders, both externally and internally. Outlines of some of the key responsibilities are below.
    • Managing and leading all aspects of finance, including payroll, for a circa £17m turnover business with over 400 employees
    • Managing a Finance Team of 5
    • Management accounts, budgeting, forecasting and cost control
    • Collection of school fees and approval of expenditure
    • Preparation of annual statutory accounts
    • Managing change and process improvement
    • Performance reporting, analysis
    • Business partnering with Heads of Department throughout the School
    • Liaising with external partners, including auditors, HMRC and banks
    • Regulatory reporting and returns
    • Adhoc tasks

    Within this position you will work as a hands on accountant with the ability to develop and challenge your team as well as being able to lead by example and offer the business a genuine business partnering experience. As a minimum, you will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with a demonstrable background in process improvement and team leadership.

    As this is a role that takes in both commercial and financial aspects of a role you will be adaptable and able to operate with speed and intelligence whilst utilising your team to its full potential. You will have advanced IT skills to use in analysing and reporting data.

    This is very much a people management and influencing role so it goes without saying you will need excellent communication and presentational skills.

    In return, this is a chance to operate with a large sphere of influence in a successful business. In addition, you will be well rewarded with an excellent package and job satisfaction.

    Download an application form

    Applications, along with a cover letter expressing reasons for your interest and suitability for the role, should be addressed to Mrs C Astell-Crocker, and sent to Hannah Nicol (HR Advisor), Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4AD. To submit an electronic application form please email

    Closing date: Monday 10th August 2020 (noon)
    Interview dates: 17th / 18th August 2020

    For further details of the school visit
    Trent is a Registered Educational Charity number 527180

    Trent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note, should your application be successful a full range of vetting checks will be undertaken including an enhanced DBS check.

Our benefits*

Working within a beautiful campus

Free car parking

Use of leisure facilities

Access to free refreshments

Free lunch

Discounted school fees

Contributory pension

Welcoming community

Generous annual leave allowance

*Depending on hours of work.