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  • Start date details

    1st March 2024

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£85,564.00 - £100,002.00 Annually (Actual) Dependent on experience

Chief Finance and Operations Officer job summary

St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust is a family of Catholic schools based in Luton, Central Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Slough.  Our clear mission and purpose is to provide outstanding Catholic education to all the children we serve. 

The Chief Finance and Operations Officer is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team and will report directly to the Strategic Executive Leader.  The successful candidate will be accountable for all the strategic and tactical management of all operations aspects of trust including Finance, Estates, IT, HR and Compliance. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior professional to join our growing multi-academy trust.  Our successful candidate will be: 

  • A values driven, financially qualified leader.
  • An experienced strategic thinker with experience of significant financial budgets, reporting, systems and cashflow.
  • Someone with the proven ability to learn about new sectors and apply relevant knowledge to achieve results. 
  • Someone with strong leadership and collegiate skills, working well as part of a team. 
  • An excellent communicator with interpersonal skills. 

As part of this role, you will need to visit our family of schools to ensure smooth operations across all our divisions, but your main office will be based in Luton/Houghton Regis and remote working may also be available on-site visit days.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Maxine Gilmartin via email: mgilmartin@stcat.co.uk who will arrange an informal conversation with the Strategic Executive Leader, Joe Richardson. 

Application instructions

All candidates are encouraged to review the candidate pack which contains the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.  Please complete an online application form, including a personal statement no longer than 2 sides of A4 which details how you meet the criteria outlined in our person specification.  CV's alone will not be accepted.  

Closing date: Noon, Friday 24 November 2023.  Early applications are encouraged. 

Shortlisting: Monday 27 November 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December 2023

St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, Pupil's Barred list check, pre-employment medical questionnaire, satisfactory reference checks and other pre-employment checks which may include psychometric assessment and social media screening.  

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Multi-academy trust

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