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Chief Financial Officer

Girls' Learning Trust

Location: Cheam, Sutton
Salary: £82,852 to £97,642
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 24th June 2024
Job Ref: EDV/2024/GLT/71658

The Chief Financial Officer is a new and exciting role for the Trust, which will lead a high-performing finance function, based at Nonsuch High School for Girls, responsible for all finance processing, administration and management for all our schools. It will serve as the ESFA appointed CFO for the Trust, accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and Trust Board for the effective financial management of the organisation. It will join the Executive Leadership Team which is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the organisation.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Financial strategy, accountability and stakeholder management
  • Service delivery, reporting and financial management
  • Statutory compliance and risk management
  • Income generation and commercial growth
  • Development of all finance, procurement and risk related policies and procedures across the Trust. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in education or an education-related field.
  • Have a proven track record working at both a strategic and operational level.
  • Have a pragmatic and entrepreneurial outlook to help the Trust continue to thrive in an increasingly challenging financial context.
  • Hold excellent written communication skills and the ability to influence across an organisation. 

What we offer:

All of our staff are located at offices in one of our schools, ensuring our shared services gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face our pupils, teachers and school leaders. The environment is fun, fast paced and collegiate. Colleagues join us from all different walks of life and for a host of different reasons. But the one thing that we all share is a passion for education and a desire to make sure young people get the best education possible. Within this role there is significant scope for impact and shaping our strategy going forward. 

Key Application Dates:

  • Vacancy closes on Monday 24 June at 9.00am
  • First Stage (online MS Teams) Interview on Wednesday 3 July
  • Second Stage (in person) Interview on Wednesday 10 July
  • Start Date in October 

Our commitment:

The Girls’ Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a culturally diverse workforce, which reflects the nature of our communities.

Sponsorship:

We are not able to offer sponsorship to non-settled individuals for a Skilled Worker Visa.

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