This job expired on 4 December 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

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Full-time equivalent salary

£63,082.00 - £76,959.00 Annually (FTE) Salary range of 11:56 (£63,082) - 12:56 (£76,959) depending on candidate experience

Chief Finance Officer job summary

This is a unique opportunity to join an ambitious and innovative organisation which has an excellent reputation for school improvement.

The 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.

Our Trust

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.

Our Vision:

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 learner – 

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

This role:

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 working.

The person we are looking for:

You 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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About Great Learners Trust

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