Head of Finance, Gosport, Hampshire

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Bay House School and Sixth FormGosport, Hampshire
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Start date: 2 January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,822 - £30,153 fte
Contract term: Permanent

GFM Education are looking to appoint a dynamic individual to the post of Head of Finance across all of its academies. The successful candidate will provide leadership and management to the GFM’s finance function to enable the GFM to run smoothly, efficiently and effectively in the delivery of the GFM’s core aims. 

Reporting to the Executive Finance Director, the post holder will play a crucial role in the strategic planning and preparation of annual budgets and future financial forecasting models, ensuring the GFM maintains robust accounting, reporting and internal control systems and leading the development and future growth of the financial team. 

An integral part of this post is financial management and the successful post holder will need to be highly competent in this area – it is essential that the successful candidate will have an Accountancy/Auditor background (ACA/CIMA/ACCA/ CIPFA) with preferred knowledge of the education sector.  

The role calls for somebody who will not be fazed by interruptions in a busy school environment and has an interest in working in a community where you would be contributing to the progress and health & wellbeing of our learners.

The GFM is a local solution that will champion the needs of Gosport and Fareham learners across all phases of education – Secondary, Primary and SEN. The GFM recognises the need to work in partnership with Hampshire County Council and all local schools to build better outcomes and opportunities for the young people of Gosport and Fareham. It is through our collective endeavor that we can make a difference, with Gosport and Fareham learners’ achievement being greater and aspiring them further. The local commitment to this initiative is overwhelming – schools and communities see this as an opportunity for a group of schools to become greater than the sum of their parts. The newly appointed members and directors have a clear ambition and belief in local schools working together for the benefit of all their young people. 

Safeguarding statement 

GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. A 'prohibition from teaching' check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity.

Once completed please return applications by email to hr@gfmat.org     

For all enquiries please telephone; 02392 616012

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