Trust Finance and Operations Director, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Potteries Educational TrustStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £65,000 – £70,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

The Potteries Educational Trust is a growing Multi Academy Trust, working collaboratively with educational institutions from across Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and beyond, seeking to improve outcomes for all children and young people in the region. The Trust is a vibrant Learning Community working to maintain and develop excellent and innovative teaching and learning.  The Trust seeks to deliver high quality parental engagement, pastoral support and the pooling of resources and expertise to achieve an Outstanding learning experience and outcomes for all our children and young people.  Institutions work together to foster high quality academic and pastoral support, utilising the best elements of educational research in moving existing strong practice to outstanding in every sense.

We are seeking a high quality finance professional, with professional accounting skills, who is adept at building strong positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and has the ability to foster respect and trust easily.  You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to win support for new ideas and concepts through effective advocacy skills. 

The Chief Financial Officer will provide strategic leadership to the Trust on finance, audit, compliance and risk management.  The post holder will maintain the excellence of our Finance Department as the Trust grows and will have excellent knowledge of the principles and methods of financial control and reporting, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to demonstrate strategic financial planning and management.

Leading Trust operations, you will be central to implementing and sustaining the organisational structure that will support the educational standards, values and growth of the Potteries Educational Trust.

The post holder will assist the Board in their wide responsibilities ensuring compliance in accordance with statutory and legal requirements, as well as being responsible for managing the efficient and effective provision of operational, business and support management activities within the Potteries Educational Trust.

This is a post that will change over time; the post holder will be responsive and proactive in the context of strategic priorities.

The Trust is committed to offering flexible employment practices enabling staff to strike a sensible balance between home and work life. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of a range of flexible working patterns, e.g reduced/compressed hours; remote working; flexible start and finish times.  Please feel free to discuss this at the ‘selection’ stage and we can explore what is possible for the role whilst ensuring we meet the business needs of the Trust. 

Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019

For further details and an application form please visit the PET website:  www.potteries.ac.uk or email vacancies@gapps.stokesfc.ac.uk. Alternatively, telephone the Personnel Department on (01782) 854210.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You should note that an enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required prior to taking up an appointment with the Trust.



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o City Of Stoke On Trent, Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2RU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1782 848736
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The Potteries Educational Trust is a growing Multi Academy Trust, working collaboratively with educational institutions from across Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and beyond, seeking to improve outcomes for all children and young people in the region....