Deputy Director of Finance, 183 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BU

Closing date:New this week

Academies Enterprise Trust183 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BU
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous salary which is negotiable for the right candidate
Contract term: Permanent

Academies Enterprise Trust is the largest multi-academy trust (MAT) in the country with a national network of 63 primary, special and secondary academies across England. Under new leadership, with an entirely new executive team and new Trust Board members, AET is now a radically different organisation.  School improvement, governance and finance have been overhauled as part of a trust-wide programme to reform and renew AET and, as such, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

We are committed to making sure that AET provides a professional, high quality and consistent finance service to our academies to support AET’s vision to become not just the biggest, but the best national MAT.  Children are at the heart of everything we do, and it is our mission to provide first rate education that enables them to thrive in the whole of their lives. This must be supported by efficient, rigorous financial control.   To help achieve this we are building a new central finance team, which means we are recruiting to a number of roles.

Working alongside the Chief Finance Officer you will be a commercially astute,  technically strong senior finance professional.  In this pivotal role, at a crucial stage of the Trust’s development, you will have a broad operational remit, with plenty of scope to shape the Finance function to meet future needs.  

The successful candidate must possess a recognised professional accountancy qualification and will bring broad, practical experience of working in a similar environment or setting.  You will naturally enjoy the early autonomy this role offers and be inspired by the challenges contained within.  You will be a courageous and highly credible leader, keen to make a difference from day one. 

AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy and succeed in an inspiring educational environment, with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. You will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible. 

Closing date: Friday 6 April 2018

For an informal discussion or for an application form, please contact Phil Southern, Goodman Masson by telephone on 020 7019 8866 or email 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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Address: 3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 947 5700