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Job details

Job details
Employer Samuel Ward Academy Trust
Location Haverhill, Suffolk
Salary £79,000 - £88,000 pa
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Based in Haverhill, Suffolk (covering four geographical hubs).

The Samuel Ward Multi-Academy Trust is a highly regarded, expanding partnership of schools located on the Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire borders, currently 8,000 pupils in 19 schools. As part of our development, we are seeking to strengthen the Trust's leadership at the highest level by appointing a talented and commercially astute Director of Finance.

As a key member of the Trust's central executive team, you will be fully involved in strategic decision making to set the future course of the Trust, providing advice to the Trust's Board of Directors and leadership in all financial matters. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will work closely with senior leadership colleagues to promote, underpin and sustain the Trust's teaching and learning objectives.

As Principal Accounting Officer, you will also ensure robust financial governance in line with DfE and other statutory and Trust requirements.

You will have a record of sustained success at a senior level in financial management. An understanding of strategic leadership in schools and knowledge of academy accounting practices would be helpful but more important is the ability to understand the education financial environment and apply expertise to achieve positive results.

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Tim Coulson (CEO) on (01440) 760334 or email:

To request an application pack, contact Joy Griffiths, Director of HR on 07464 545922 or email:

Closing date: 21 August 2017.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts. Samuel Ward Academy Trust - welcoming diversity.

Locations and contacts

C/o Samuel Ward Academy
Chalkstone Way
United Kingdom