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Chief Finance Officer

Competitive Salary - 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday - 52 weeks

A new and exciting opportunity for the role of Chief Financial Officer has arisen to join one of the country’s leading grammar schools as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The Chief Financial Officer will have excellent experience of financial and operational management.
The CFO role will work strategically with the Headteacher and Trustees to ensure the proper financial conduct of the school. The postholder will have a proven track record in financial management, detailed knowledge of financial practices, procedures, and regulations, having worked strategically and operationally to improve an organisation. The CFO will keep ahead of funding, compliance and legislative matters providing robust longer term strategic and budget planning that ensures the Headteacher and Trustees are able to make informed decisions. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with the demonstratable ability to motivate, influence and negotiate strategically and effectively to turn a vision into a reality. They will also have had experience of astutely leading teams and of effectively managing change.

Opportunities like this do not come up often to work with our able and well-motivated students as part of our team of hardworking and committed staff. The role brings with it the exciting opportunity to work as a full member of the leadership team shaping the strategic direction of the school and collaborating to achieve the school’s goals.

In return, we offer professional support and career development opportunities. We recognise and value continued professional development and as such, training opportunities will be made available to you throughout your career with us.


Summer Term Onwards (Flexible Start Date)

Closing date:

9.00am on 26 February 2024

Interview date:

5 March 2024

Please note that the School will only accept Employment Application Forms that have been completed in full, including your hand-written signature in all of the required places. Scanned signatures are acceptable but if this is not possible, then School will require a hard copy Employment Application Form to be posted to the school.

All employment applications must be received in School by the due closing date and time, including the relevant signatures.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to satisfactory references which will be required prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications and verification of the Right to Work in the UK

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