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  • Closing date

    26 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 February 2023

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Contract type


Pay scale

L20-24 (£70733 - £78010)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role of Chief Financial Officer calls for a finance professional with the necessary experience, skills and personal qualities to be able to operate as part of a close-knit executive team. There is an important role to play leading the finance team in providing a robust financial infrastructure as well as an excellent opportunity to play an important and active part in the strategic direction of this forward-looking, successful and thriving Trust.

The post holder:

  • will be expected to have a degree or equivalent qualification
  • will hold a full qualification from a major accountancy body (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA)
  • should be able to demonstrate a track record of successful financial leadership and building effective teams
  • should have financial reporting and management skills, and experience of working with stakeholders to develop strong financial understanding and empathy across an organisation
  • should have high ethical standards and influencing skills with the ability to engage effectively with all staff across the Trust, trustees and governing bodies.
  • should have excellent analytical skills and sound judgment
  • should have excellent communication and presentational skills
  • should have experience of managing change within a financial context
  • should have experience of financial information systems and be computer literate
  • should have a good knowledge of the funding, regulatory and legislative environment of academy trusts

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic, fully qualified finance professional to join a growing local trust as part of the executive leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will directly report to the Chief Executive Officer. The role requires a driven, dedicated, flexible and organised leader who will approach work with a positive attitude, honesty, confidentiality and integrity. With the demonstrable experience and ability to develop and deliver proactive, customer-focused services and implement change, in line with our vision, values and ethos.

The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the development and implementation of strategy and policy to support the delivery of the trusts strategic objectives, be responsible for providing strategic management and leadership of the central finance function, statutory reporting requirements, the payroll service, and another operational function dependent on expertise.

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About Silverdale School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1431 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0114 2357983

Silverdale School is an extremely popular and high-achieving 11-18 comprehensive in the south west of Sheffield and is now the founding school of Chorus Education Trust. The school achieved the best GCSE results in 2018 of any state school in Sheffield. At Post 16 the progress students make places Silverdale in the top 10% of schools nationally. At its heart is one of the country’s largest Teaching Schools, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance. Silverdale moved into a brand new building in January 2009 with a full complement of facilities. Silverdale School is part of Chorus Education Trust, and as such all appointees may be required to work at any Trust site in the future.

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