Skip to main content
Tes home
SearchBack to search
Finance Director

Finance Director

Latton Green Primary Academy


  • Expired
c. £70000 (negotiable depending on experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
11th March 2018
Apply by:
1 December 2017

Job overview

NET Academies Trust, is seeking a high profile, dynamic and focused Finance Director to join and support our leadership team. 

Ambitious and with proven experience, you will be responsible for all aspects of Group finance, and will be expected to make a direct contribution to defining strategic priorities that will shape the future of the Trust. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will manage a team with direct reports based remotely at each of our geographical clusters across the UK. 

The Director of Finance will play a pivotal role in the central team, supporting the CEO by providing outstanding professional leadership for all financial aspects of the trust. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic finance professional, with a formal accountancy qualification to join a values driven multi-academy trust and to be a key participant in its growth strategy. Our intention is to expand operations in the South East, this role is to support the organisation to fulfil its vision and will be based at Latton Green Primary Academy. Our current FD is in place until the end of March, to ensure a smooth transition into the role.

You will create robust budgets and forecasts, ensure financial records meet compliance standards, provide analysis and insight to support decision making, will lead and support key projects and ensuring financial sustainability. 

To be successful you will need a proven record of delivery at a strategic financial level, coupled with a track record in developing high performing teams and individuals. Naturally, you will have advanced analytical and problem solving skills as well as the ability to switch from macro to micro. 

Personable and professional, your technical knowledge will need to be peerless, and you will be more than capable of engaging and influencing people at all levels through excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation. We are seeking an outstanding leader who will drive performance to support our educational vision. 

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check. 

For an application form, job description and person specification please access our website

If you would like further information about the post, please contact. Moira Cummins or Jo Coton    

Attached documents

About Latton Green Primary Academy

Welcome to Latton Green Primary Academy

On behalf of the staff, children and governors it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Latton Green Primary Academy and Nursery.

Children here are recognised as unique individuals with specific talents and needs, where they are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure they are happy, confident and that they are provided with needs both relevant now and for their future.

Through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential, this is seen both academically as well as in the specialist teaching of sports, art, music and Spanish. Our children are encouraged to explore, discover and question through a range of exciting learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom.

Our children are encouraged to explore, discover and question through a range of exciting learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child's education and value your interest and support.

You’ll find our classrooms to be hives of activity and full of creativity and learning, making Latton Green a special place indeed for children. The staff endeavour to provide a calm and stimulating environment where good behaviour and mutual respect is modelled by everyone and where everyone is valued.

If you would like to know more about our school, you are very welcome to come and visit.  The children of Latton Green very much enjoy talking about and sharing their achievements and our successes.

Miss Sinead McCarthy

Head of School, Latton Green Primary Academy and Nursery

Additional benefits at working at Latton Green Primary Academy:

· Additional 13 days school holidays

· Weekly collaborative PPA time with your year group cluster 

· Subsidised accommodation 

· Opportunities for overseas school visits as part of our international programme 

· Lead practitioner support in English and Maths for planning and teaching

· PPA time, collaborating with other year group teachers from our cluster 

· Individual career programme for all staff

· Fast tracked leadership training scheme

· Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team

· A caring and happy learning environment 

· High expectations and excellent behaviour

· Personalised staff well-being programme

· The school introduced a reduced-marking policy, which cut workload by 67 percent

· Free Parking


What Ofsted says about Latton Green Primary Academy:

“The head of school and executive headteacher are passionate in their drive to ensure that all pupils receive the best start they can to their education. This influences every decision they make. They ensure that staff are trained and supported extremely well in their professional development.”

“Leaders at Latton Green are ambitious and have high expectations for the pupils and staff at the school.”

“Middle leaders’ roles are well developed. They play a vital role in the school, providing specialisms in such areas as history, art and religious education. As a result, the curriculum is rich and well developed. Pupils’ individual interests and talents are nurtured well.”

“Parents are very appreciative of the many different experiences that pupils are offered. As one wrote, ‘Latton Green offers our children various experiences such as holding a cultural day, visiting a Mosque, going to Lea Valley Farm and having baby chicks hatch in the classroom, which was wonderful.”

“The trust invests well in the development of leaders, teachers and teaching assistants at Latton Green. Many opportunities are provided for staff to take part in training or to see outstanding practice in other schools. Leaders are keen to ‘grow their own’ teachers and have done so very effectively. They are confident and competent teachers who have quickly developed their leadership of, for example, music, phonics and Spanish across the whole school. Leaders and governors take great pride in showing the successes that staff have had in taking on wider roles within the school or trust. Staff say they are very appreciative of the opportunities that leaders offer them.”

What parents says about our Latton Green Primary Academy:

Parent View, say that pupils are happy and safe, and, in the pupils’ own words, enjoy coming to this ‘brilliant, super, awesome’ school. Parents say that leaders are caring and supportive of their children in every way possible. One parent commented, ‘There are several staff who go above and beyond for their pupils.’

"The staff always go above and beyond for our children, we know they really care about them." Parent November 2018

"My child loves LGLP (Latton Green Leadership Programme) and can't wait for it every week." Parent November 2018

"Outdoor learning has been great for my children, they love the outdoors and linking to their learning is fab." Parent November 2018

What our teachers says about our Latton Green Primary Academy:

“I feel like it is an incredibly supportive working atmosphere where people want the best for one another and go out of their way to do their best for both staff and pupils. It is pupil driven which is why I particularly agree with the academy’s attitude towards priorities.”

“The academy allows me to be part of something larger that makes a difference.”

“Staff and pupils feel that we are all part of one family that help and support each other.”

“I very much enjoy working for the academy, because I feel supported, valued and work with a great group of people.”

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.

Applications closed