This is a unique opportunity to join
an ambitious and innovative organisation which has an excellent reputation for
CFO ensures financial resources are deployed strategically to promote the best
possible outcomes for children. The CFO works closely with the CEO, the GLT Central
Team, school leaders and trustees to drive tangible and sustainable progress at
all levels of the Trust.
Please note we reserve the right to close this
vacancy early, should sufficient applications be received.
The Great Learners Trust has
grown since it was established in Buckinghamshire in 2014 to be a dynamic
community of 11 primary schools. We work
generously together to promote exceptional education.
The vision of the Great
Learners Trust is that all children in our community of schools are enabled
through an exceptional education - regardless of their starting points, their
individual learning needs, their level of disadvantage or advantage, their postcode,
or their family background.
We believe that every child can be a great
it is our job to make that happen.
Our website sets out our approach, how our team works and our
strategic plans; www.greatlearnerstrust.co.uk
The Chief Financial Officer will report to the CEO
/ Trustees and be responsible for the financial reporting and controllership of
the Great Learners Trust, as well as supporting its development and
sustainability. The CFO is a key member of the Trust’s Senior Leadership Team
comprising CEO, COO, Director of Education and Head of Estates.
The CFO leads and directs the GLT Finance Team. The
CFO has overall responsibility for all financial accounting and transactional finance
for the Trust, ensuring all systems are updated and reporting is timely and in
line with annual financial returns.
The CFO will provide clear financial and commercial
direction for the Trust. The CFO will be
tasked with keeping ahead of all funding and legislative changes that apply to
the education sector and required to advise the Trust Board of strategic
financial information to enable them to make informed decisions. The CFO
reports to the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, and is also expected to
attend up to 6 Trust Board Meetings annually, held in the evenings.
The Trust Headquarters are at Great Missenden C of E
School, but the GLT Central Team work across all the schools, with some home
The person we
are looking for:
will be positive, resourceful, and entrepreneurial. You will have the ability
to develop effective teamwork and promote and maintain effective
relationships. You will be able to
prioritise, plan and organise yourself and others, think creatively and
anticipate and solve problems. You will need to demonstrate an ability to
communicate to a range of audiences and be willing to be flexible to meet the
needs of the Trust. You will have
personal energy and resilience in the face of challenge.
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