8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Part time
The equivalent of 3 days a week
Contract type
Fixed term (Up to 12 months)
£58,000 - £62,000

Job summary

The Corinium Education Trust is seeking to appoint an Interim Director of Finance with ambition and drive, who is fully qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA) and who shares The Corinium Education Trust’s values and passion for improving the learning and life chances of children and young people in the South Cotswolds to help us through a period of transformation. The post is required for an interim period of up to 12 months, initially from January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, but has the potential to become permanent.

This is an important appointment in the next stage of our growth plan and one which will have significant influence on the further development of our mixed multi-academy trust. The Corinium Education Trust currently comprises of four schools: Cirencester Deer Park School, an 11-16 comprehensive school, Chesterton and Kemble Primary Schools and Siddington C of E Primary School. We will be opening a new three form entry primary school in 2024 to serve The Steadings, a new residential development in Cirencester. For more information about the work of the Trust please see The Corinium Education Trust’s website at www.coriniumeducationtrust.net

The successful candidate will provide clear financial and commercial strategy and direction for The Corinium Education Trust and will need to be fully aware of all funding and legislative changes that apply to the education sector and be able to advise the Trust Board on strategic financial information to enable us to make informed decisions. Further information about the role of Interim Director of Finance is attached, which includes a letter to applicants, a full job description and person specification. The post is part time, working the equivalent of 3 days a week, 52 weeks of the year, with 6.5 weeks paid holiday, pro rata.

Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Chiquita Henson, CEO, by email or phone via her PA, if they would like an informal discussion about the post before applying. Full contact information can be found in the letter to applicants if you would like to arrange a telephone call.

Applying for the job

To apply for this post, candidates should complete and return the 'word' application form uploaded to this site, along with their letter of application, by email to A.Boucher@deerparkschool.net to arrive no later than 9.00am on Monday 6 December 2021.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
953 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About Cirencester Deer Park School

As a high performing comprehensive school with 1000 pupils in the South Cotswolds, Cirencester Deer Park School is committed to providing outstanding education and developing our staff. Having initially converted to an Academy in April 2011, we are now a leading member of The Corinium Education Trust, the first ‘mixed’ Multi-Academy Trust in Gloucestershire which brings together a large secondary, community primary and church schools; the leaders of which are ambitious for their pupils’ learning and life chances and are committed to continuous school improvement.

School location

Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XB

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