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  • Start date details

    To be confirmed

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Chief Finance & Operations Officer job summary

Authentic Education Group (Formerly Ambitions Academies Trust) is seeking an experienced and driven Chief Finance and Operations Officer to oversee the strategic development and operational delivery of our professional services.

Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will not only provide valuable advice on organisational strategy and operations, but will also collaborate closely with leaders from various teams to ensure smooth day-to-day operations. As a leader in the Trust, the Chief Finance and Operations Officer will play a crucial part in defining and executing the Trust's strategy for operational effectiveness and long-term financial sustainability.

We are seeking a candidate with a relentless focus on school improvement, who is open to new ideas and innovations. An accountancy qualification from a relevant professional body, with a least five years' post-qualification experience, is essential for this role. Additionally, we are looking for someone with a proven track record in leading strategic financial planning and successful team leadership.

You will need strong analytical skills, excellent communication and leadership abilities and the ability to think and act strategically. A commitment to continuous improvement and professional development is also necessary. Furthermore, we require someone who possess diligence, tenacity, enthusiasm, drive, self-motivation and is able to handle pressure while remaining accessible and consistent. Above all, we are seeking an individual who shares our commitment to transforming the life chances of children through education.

Authentic Education Group is committed to providing a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for all its pupils following Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidelines. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of every pupil, both inside and outside of the Trust’s premises.

We implement a whole-academy/nursery preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search.

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About Authentic Education Group Limited

Multi-academy trust

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) has at its heart the drive for excellence which is under-pinned by high expectations. Ambitions Academies Trust comprises schools from all sectors – mainstream (primary and secondary) and special.

Ambitions Academies Trust exists to secure ‘Outstanding Achievement for All’ for all the communities that it serves. This is underpinned by our values of Inclusivity, Openness and Honesty.

Ambitions Academies Trust mission is laid out in three key strands:

- To ensure all pupils reach their potential by securing outstanding achievement, high standards of social skills and improved life chances.

- To raise standards of teaching and learning by ensuring strong, effective governance and outstanding leadership at all levels

- To achieving outstanding outcomes through the Trust through the efficient use of public funding and assets

We base all that we strive to achieve on our four defining Key Principles:

- To provide and maintain strong, effective governance at all levels of the Trust

- To ensure financial sustainability throughout the Trust

- To ensure future growth does not adversely impact outcomes within the Trust

- To provide leadership and training through Ambitions Teaching School to continue to support schools outside the Trust

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