Director of Finance, Birmingham

Closing date:

RSA AcademyBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary negotiable dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Director of Finance 

Required for January 2019 (or earlier if possible)

Salary negotiable dependant on experience

Central RSA Academies Trust (mainly based at the central office in Birmingham city centre, although occasional travel between Academies within the Trust will be required)

Due to the retirement of the current postholder, the Trust is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated Finance Director to join our team. The successful candidate will play a key part in the Leadership Team of the Trust and is a critical role in the life of the Trust and our schools.

You will work to take the lead in enhancing standards along with the confidence and ability to make management and organisational decisions to ensure compliance, excellence and development in the work you deliver. You must be a qualified Accountant with experience of leading a financial function for a large organisation with robust compliance and regulatory requirements.

Your key duties will include managing projects, promoting the effective use of resources and promoting highest standards of business. You will ensure that the Trust has sound and appropriate financial governance and risk management arrangements with active contribution to Trust board, Local Governing Boards and Leadership group of the Trust. The successful candidate will be a role model for others and will play a key role in raising standards, supporting the professional development of colleagues and engaging with colleagues across the Trust. The successful candidate will be the Chief Finance Officer for the Trust (as required by the DfE’s Financial Handbook.)

The CRSAAT is a group of primary and secondary RSA Academies with a strong link with the RSA. Our values are social justice, creativity, community and integrity. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, Birmingham based multi academy Trust with an utter moral drive to make a difference to the lives of young people. 

For further information about this post, please download an application pack from the trust website – 

Completed applications forms should be emailed to Jo Dallah, HR, at 

Closing Date: Midday on Monday 23rd July 2018

Informal discussions with Guy Shears (Executive Principal) are welcome, please contact Jane Dominese (Executive Principal PA) on 0121 2703117 or to make an appointment.

Central RSA Academies Trust, Assay Studios,  Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SF 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, 2 work references , qualification, immigration and employment checks.

More about RSA Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years