Finance Director (CFO)

Hours: Full time, permanent
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: September 2020

This is a great opportunity to join the Learning Academy Partnership as their Finance Director (CFO). You will be a key player in improving children’s life chances by helping to drive the best possible outcomes for children through effective leadership and development of the Trust’s finances.

The role is pivotal in ensuring that our academies have the resources and services that truly support outstanding educational provision for all our pupils.

Our Trust was established in 2012 from its origins as a Primary National Support School and has grown to 8 academies with St Michael’s CofE Academy (New Free School due to open September 2021), with others in the pipeline. The Trust has a Church of England foundation which is fully inclusive of both Church and Community schools.

The Vision and Core Purpose of our Trust is to Transform Children’s Lives by working together as a values-led family of exceptional schools, delivering an entitlement to a world-class education across all our local communities so that every child, regardless of their background or context, can flourish. Our Trust, without exception, delivers that promise. We are rightly proud of our leading position in the National DfE Multi Academy Trust performance tables.

Our core values ‘Collectively Empowering Excellence’, guide the way that we work together and underpin all that we do. You will be joining a Trust in a healthy financial position and with an experienced and highly supportive team who are passionate about delivering an exceptional education for all children and without exception will always put children at the heart of our decision making.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, talented, finance professional that has strong business and commercial acumen, to join the Trust as we prepare for the next stage in our growth. You will be a key member of the Trust Leadership Team, be driven by a moral purpose and the satisfaction of making a difference to improving children’s life chances. You must have a sense of humour, emotional resilience and the leadership skills to help shape and steer the development and success of the Trust during both a period of change and continued future success.

There is no ceiling to our ambition and this role presents a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to develop the role and scale up the Finance Team, as well as gain real personal and professional satisfaction to realise future career opportunities as the Trust grows.

If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, arrange a confidential conversation, receive further information, please contact our recruitment partner Caroline Olsen at Academicis: or call on 07500 889 504.

Please email all applications to by Monday 8th June.

Closing date: noon on Monday 8th June 2020
Shortlisting: Tuesday 9th  June 2020
Interviews: Friday 12th June 2020