Director of Finance and Operations, Clevedon, North Somerset

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Clevedon Learning TrustClevedon, North Somerset
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Director of Finance & Operations (DFO)

Permanent position 

Full / Part time, dependent on skills and experience 

Salary to be negotiated dependent on qualifications, experience and skills

The purpose of this role is to lead the delivery of outstanding operations across the Clevedon Learning Trust (CLT). 

The role is designed for a high performing, impact driven person who is able to co-ordinate activity across multiple schools, providing efficient and effective operational services so that educational staff can maintain a core, unrelenting focus on teaching and learning. This person will also take a leading role in developing the strategic vision for the CLT and delivering this to secure high standards across the organisation that encourage other schools to join.

You will need to be able to motivate and bring together a team of financial and operational staff to ensure that they work as one central team for the CLT in ensuring value for money, policy compliance, budget adherence, site management and opportunities to generate income.

Reporting to the Executive Headteacher, the post holder will be accountable for the financial and operational outcomes of the CLT and as such will performance and line manage the staff operating in the Business, Finance, Site and Operational Management teams as well as other functional leads to ensure that their objectives are being effectively met. 

You will be an ex-officio Director of the CLT Trust Board attending meetings and reporting on all aspects of Finance and Operations.

The role would support the Executive Headteacher in the CLT growth strategy providing expertise to manage the conversion processes for schools joining the MAT. This would involve liaison with the school, Local Authority, Diocese, DfE and RSC.

In addition, the postholder would play a leading role in major CLT projects e.g. building, IT to ensure successful and financially efficient completion.

You will ensure delivery of consistent, efficient and outstanding support across all Academies in order that the strategic leadership team of the CLT (Executive Headteacher, Director of Education and Director of Finance and Operations) can execute the School Improvement Strategy with the maximum available budget.

If you are interested in this post please contact John Wells on 01275 337404 

to discuss interview arrangements or to arrange a visit to the Trust.

An application form and further details are available from:   

Tel: 01275 337404  Fax: 01275 340935


Friday 20th October 2017

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Address: C/o Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275 876744