Deputy Director of Finance

Spencer Academies TrustNottinghamshire

Deputy Director of Finance

37 hours per week, Full Time (52 Weeks)

NJC41-NJC44 (£44,863 - £47,806 per annum)

The Deputy Director of Finance will play a fundamental role supporting the Director of Finance in the provision of effective high quality financial management and financial services to the Trust. You will work at a strategic level and will supervise the processing of all financial transactions to ensure accurate and timely financial information to each academy's management team.

We are looking for a forward thinker who is excited by the prospect of being a part of a successful multi academy trust.  You will assist in supporting Trust Senior Leadership colleagues and the Director of Finance in ensuring compliance and the delivery of sound budget planning, monitoring and reporting throughout the year.  You will be committed to developing your finance team, will participate in the SAT appraisal process and undertake further professional development as required.

SAT is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 16000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 15 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children

We Believe: 

All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.

 Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.

We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

For further information, please view the attached application pack. We also encourage you to visit our Trust website - 

If you have any questions regarding the role or would like an informal discussion with the Director of Finance, please contact Rachel Hudd at 

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at or by clicking the “apply now” link.  You will also need to upload your CV and provide a covering letter, maximum two sides of A4, outlining your leadership qualities, track record and experience you would bring to the post and to the Trust.  You will need to attach both the letter and CV as one document.

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 20th September 2021

Interviews will take place: w/c 27th September 2021

Early applications are encouraged as our adverts do sometimes close early – So if you’re keen, please apply as soon as practically possible.

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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