Finance Director, Stratford, Newham

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School 21Stratford, Newham

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive based on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent

School 21, a pioneering 4 to 18 school in East London, is looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Finance Director who will bring enthusiasm and drive to the finances of School 21 and the development and consolidation of the wider Trust’s finance operations in the next exciting stage of our growth.

Outline of the role:

  • Strategic analysis of the schools’ staffing and curriculum model to ensure effective use of resources.
  • Ensuring sound financial management and effective financial processes and systems are developed at School 21 and implemented in the Trust’s academies.
  • Regularly reviewing academy systems and providing support where needed across the School 21 Academy Trust network.
  • Promoting best practice and ensuring compliance with the financial processes and procedures set out in the EFA Academies Financial Handbook.
  • Providing a link between the Trust’s academies and work with the School Business Managers/Finance Managers and Senior Leaders.
  • Providing accurate and timely information and reporting.
  • Reporting on all financial matters to the Finance Committee.
  • Overseeing the effective deployment of staff in the finance team, including appraisal, training and induction.

At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).
School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia,

For more information see: or e-mail Anne Shaker at

To apply please visit
School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.

Apply by: Tuesday, 5th June 2018 at 9am
Likely interview date: week commencing 11th June 2018

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More about School 21
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Pitchford Street, Stratford, London, E15 4RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8262 2121
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School 21 is a pioneering new 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are now in our 5th year and are about to open our new Sixth Form, Six 21, as well as a middle school ...