Finance Director

15 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Finance Director 

£60,000-£67,000 p.a.

Generous Holiday and Pension Package

The Vale Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust with the potential to grow.  The Trust currently comprises two secondary and six primary schools; our turnover in 2015 was £15m.

The Trust is seeking to recruit a Finance Director with outstanding leadership and communication skills to play a key role, ensuring the Trust’s continued growth and success.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (with a professional accountancy qualification and resulting CPD:  ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent qualification) and a strong track record of effective financial management. S/he will be experienced in working at senior level in a medium/large organisation, and able to lead, inspire, collaborate and challenge.  S/he will be a versatile thinker with a record of success in the delivery of support services and managing transformational growth and change, underpinned by a capacity to look forwards and outwards to develop and champion innovative solutions to challenges in an ever-changing environment. Enthusiasm and a sense of humour will also be highly valued attributes.

Experience of the education sector is not essential but a demonstrable commitment to the aims and values of the education trust will be expected.

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.


Candidates who would like to talk about this opportunity are invited to contact Simon Spiers, CEO by email

An application form and further details can be downloaded from or contact Christine Hill on 01235 225700.

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to  to arrive by 9.00 a.m on the closing date.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2 October 2017.

Interviews will be held in October.

Please note that to comply with safeguarding of children regulations all applicants must download an application form from the Vale Academy Trust website 

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