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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£78,936 - £86,247

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer to join the University of Brighton Academies Trust to support us in inspiring our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best.

You will be part of our Executive Team and report directly to the Deputy Chief Executive: Chief Operating Officer. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of our Financial strategies and plans in support of our shared mission, vision and values and the Trust Strategy 2023-2028. You will work strategically and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to influence critical decision making and communicate effectively across our stakeholders.

Your significant experience in business process development and ability to harness new and changing technology will play a key role in a major change project focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of all of our administrative and operational processes across the Trust and our academies.

Your finance and accounting expertise will be crucial to ensuring the continued financial sustainability of the Trust, supporting our 14 academies and 7 departments to address the financial challenges within the education sector, as well as supporting the establishment of a brand new innovative all-through primary and secondary school for children and young people in West Sussex, The Bedelands Academy.

We are a growing organisation with over 1200 staff, nearly 8000 children and an annual £50million+ budget, and you will lead our Finance department across its financial control, financial management and procurement functions.

What the school offers its staff

We truly value the experience, dedication, and commitment of all our employees and believe in the power of motivated and happy staff. This is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can, by offering a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits. These include:

Automatic pay increments

High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression

A strong commitment to your health & wellbeing including; onsite Wellbeing Champions, designated Mental Health Ambassadors, flexible working opportunities from Day 1, and Employee Assistance programme

Generous public sector pension scheme

Discounts on retail & travel

Cycle 2 Work scheme

Charity giving

Commitment to safeguarding

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013, 2020 and 2023. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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About The Burgess Hill Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1068 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The Burgess Hill Academy

At The Burgess Hill Academy, we challenge and support our students so that they aim high. Academic learning is our central focus, backed up by a strong belief in enhancing our students’ wellbeing and creating employable adults for the future.

It’s an exciting time for our Academy. Classrooms and science labs have been updated and improved and we’ve revitalised outdoor areas fit for today’s students.

The academy is committed to ensuring that every pupil leaves with the qualifications, enrichment experiences and employability skills they need for life. It has a published admissions number of 240 and total capacity of 1200.

Arranging a visit to The Burgess Hill Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email s.coates@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk.

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