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  • Closing date

    7 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 January 2024

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£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:

Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will provide strategic leadership and management of the financial development and sustainability of the Great Learners Trust and for the financial probity of the organisation.

The CFO is responsible for providing the leadership and management of the Trust’s finance and business functions, enabling the Trust to work effectively towards its aims.

The CFO will undertake and be accountable for the role of CFO as outlined in the Academies Financial Handbook and other documents from the DfE/ESFA.

The CFO will build the culture, ethos and relationships with Headteachers and Finance staff across the Trust.

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.

A full job description is attached.

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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