This job expired on 11 July 2022

  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    11 July 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 June 2022


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience plus membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Chief Finance and Operating Officer job summary

Wootton Academy Trust is ambitious and its vison is to provide outstanding education in all of its component parts. This is a vital appointment for the Trust. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and the Trustees, the Chief Finance and Operating Officer has the primary responsibility for the financial management of the Trust and its two Academies, and for supporting the CEO in the strategic development and operation of the MAT. The successful applicant will provide high quality strategic and professional leadership of our non-teaching functions such as finance, risk management, procurement, facilities, estates, health and safety and human resources. As a critical member of our small Executive Leadership Team, the postholder will enjoy ample opportunity both to incrementally improve and to transform our systems. He or she will help shape our strategy, informing our decisions with sound financial acumen. We are looking for a qualified accountant, ideally with experience in either education the charitable sector or the public sector; someone with high levels of technical competence and the personal skills to communicate complexity clearly. The Trust’s finances are robust. We would like the successful applicant to take up post as soon as possible, but we understand that we will need to be flexible, to meet your notice requirements.
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About the schools

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01234 767123

Wootton Upper School and Kimberley 16 - 19 College (in the nearby village of Stewartby) are both operated by Wootton Academy Trust [WAT] and 3 miles. Wootton Upper School, with 900 students across Years 9 - 11, is currently rated good by Ofsted. Kimberley College 16-19 College has 650 students. In September 2022 this will rise to 700. Kimberley is also rated good by Ofsted with outstanding for Personal Development, Behaviour and Well-being.

School Details

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
School size
648 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
882 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Arranging a visit to Wootton Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@wootton.beds.sch.uk.

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