Finance Director

Esteem Multi Academy Trust, Nottingham, NG15 0DT

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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 September 2022

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£65,000 - £70,000

Finance Director job summary

Job Title: Finance Director

Location: Trust Central Offices, Lake View Drive, Sherwood Park, Nottingham, NG15 0DT

Grade/Scale: £65,000 - £70,000

Start date: ASAP

Contract: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust currently comprises of eleven academies throughout Derbyshire, Derby City, and east Staffordshire.

We are seeking a high-quality finance professional with ambition and drive, who is fully qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA) and shares the MAT’s values and passion for improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people with SEND and challenging behaviours.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive, you will provide clear financial and commercial strategy and direction for the MAT. You will need to be fully aware of all funding and legislative changes that apply to the education sector and advise the Trust Board on strategic financial information to enable them to make informed decisions. You will be responsible for managing all budgeting and accounting activity; take on executive responsibilities as part of the senior management team; and the operational line management of the finance function, ensuring all systems are updated and reporting is timely and in line with required annual returns. In addition, you will coordinate the work of the external auditor and prepare and submit audited, statutory, consolidated accounts.

The ideal candidate will be commercially astute and have excellent communication and negotiation skills. Knowledge and/or experience of the school/academy sector is essential, and an understanding of special school budgeting and alternative provision would be beneficial. This will be a challenging environment, so we are looking for someone who is adept at building strong, positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and can foster respect and trust easily.

This is a post that will change over time; the post holder will be responsive and proactive in the context of strategic priorities.

Benefits include: Hybrid and flexible working options, LGPS Pension Scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Westfield Health membership and free parking.

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About Esteem Multi Academy Trust

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Multi-academy trust
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Esteem Multi-Academy Trust currently comprises of eleven academies throughout Derbyshire, Derby City, and east Staffordshire. Formed by a group of like-minded school leaders in August 2018, the MAT is currently responsible for the education and care of approximately 1,200 students and employs around 750 staff. The total revenue budget for the MAT is approximately £26 million and plans are in place to expand further.

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust includes 7 special schools, 3 alternative provision academies and a mainstream infant and nursery school with an enhanced resource provision educating young people with autism and learning disabilities. We wish to grow further to fulfil our vision to become a centre of excellence for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the midlands. We have a well-defined set of values and a clear vision for the MAT to become a regional hub for expertise in SEND and inclusion. We share a collaborative ethos, believing that we can achieve more for our pupils as a collective group of schools than we could separately. Our academies focus on the holistic needs of the young person, due to students’ vulnerabilities. So, ‘joined-up thinking’, between our academies and different agencies, is essential to deliver the right support for our students.

The main aims of Esteem MAT are to:

• Provide an ambitious, inspirational, bespoke education, setting the foundation for the future and ensuring our young people are ready for the world;
• Deliver high standards and value for money from our support services, resources, estate and technology; and
• Invest in and support our people, exploiting opportunities for collaborative, continual professional development, sharing of expertise and best practice.

As a group of academies working together, we can share and deliver better practice. We will be able to commission health, care and therapy services in a fully ‘joined-up’ way.

About Esteem Multi Academy Trust

For further information, please contact Amanda Lee, Deputy Chief Executive, on 01623 859749, hr@esteemmat.co.uk or visit our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam.

About Esteem Multi Academy Trust

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