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Chief Financial Officer

Sir John Deane's Sixth Form CollegeCheshire West and Chester

The Sir John Brunner Foundation, a Multi-Academy Trust, seeks to appoint an exceptional Finance professional to join the Executive Leadership team.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Executive Leadership Team as The Sir John Brunner Foundation continues to develop with additional schools joining the Multi Academy Trust. The Chief Financial Officer will take a lead on the due diligence, application process and bringing additional schools into the Trust.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will have specific responsibility for the effective financial management of the Multi-Academy Trust and be expected to strategically advise the Trust Board on all finance related matters across the Academies within the Trust. 

The successful candidate will have significant post qualification experience, ideally but not essentially gained within the education sector. The candidate must be positive, enthusiastic and strive for continuous improvement. They must be passionate about the role they will play in the success of the Multi-Academy Trust which translates to outstanding outcomes for the children educated in all the Academies.

Success in the role will be demonstrated by the long term stability and financial sustainability of the Foundation. 

The Multi-Academy Trust currently includes one secondary and one sixth-from academy. The Trust is expected to develop to include more secondary academies, with the possibility of primary academies over time. It is therefore expected that the scope of this post will evolve to oversee Financial management of additional joining academies over time.

For additional information, please see the attached job description and person specifications.  To apply, please complete the application form, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post, no later than noon on 10 March 2021, by email to   Interviews are likely to be held on the 22 and 23 March 2021.

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