Director of Finance and Operations, Tidworth

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The Wellington AcademyTidworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70K plus Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Contract term: Permanent

37 hours per week, full year

Employee Benefits Scheme plus 25 days holiday 

We require a dynamic individual with a proven background in a strategic finance role that is seeking the opportunity to work in the education sector embracing the challenges and rewards that it brings.  

The Finance and Operations Director will lead and manage the business aspects of Wellington College Academy Trust.  The post holder will provide high quality leadership and management of the Academy’s business function, contributing to the preparation, implementation and review of the Trust Improvement and growth plans. The Finance and Operations Director will provide strategic and operational leadership in all aspects of business activities within the Central Services team and be accountable for the operation, maintenance and development of systems, processes and procedures relating to: finance, administration, HR, premises, IT, catering provision and business development.

The successful candidate will ideally be fully qualified CIPFA, ACA, ACMA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent, with advanced level Microsoft Excel and experience of managing a team in a dynamic environment. 

The role is based at The Wellington Academy, which is a highly inclusive, innovative 21st century school, opened in 2009 to serve the Tidworth area of Wiltshire, which includes part of the new Salisbury Plain army super garrison. Other members of the Trust include a Primary School based in Tidworth, a day-care nursery and our Enterprise Company.  The position will require an element of travel to other sites as the Wellington Academy Trust grows.

Our belief that all students should be happy, achieve and have limitless aspiration – and our job as professionals is to ensure this happens. All our staff sign play a full role in contributing to this vision. We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly committed to making a difference in the state system.

All applicants must apply using the Trust application form, available with more details from our website by clicking on the Apply button below. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 16th November 2018. 

Interviews / Assessments will be held on Monday 26th November 2018.

If you would like to visit the academy or if you have any queries about this role please email Sandra Weeks,

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All appointments are subject to full references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Wellington College Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. 

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More about The Wellington Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Tidworth Road, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, SP11 9RR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1264 405060
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Wellington Academy opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall and surrounding villages - a unique rural area within the growing ‘super-garrison’ for the army on Salisbury Plain. We have the second highest number of service families of ...