St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust, Chief Operating Officer

York, North Yorkshire
circa £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
14 Jun 2019
14 Jul 2019
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Are you highly-skilled and looking for new challenges in the education sector? Can you provide innovative solutions and lead others? If so, this could be your next opportunity!

The opportunity:

The Diocese of Middlesbrough is transforming! Our structure of schools and academies have formed into 3 large Regional Catholic Academy Trusts serving the Northern, Central and Southern regions of the Diocese. These system leading Trusts place Catholic education in the Diocese at the forefront of the national schools system, securing outstanding Catholic education for all our children and young people whilst protecting and developing the Catholic identity and mission of our schools.

Following the previous successful openings of our Northern and Southern Regional Trusts, the Central Regional Trust, St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust, opened recently and welcomed the first phase of 4 schools on 1st June 2019. A further three phases will see the inclusion of the remaining 14 schools into the Trust by 1st September 2019.

Working closely with the Chief Executive and Directors of the Trust you will play a crucial role in delivering the long term sustainability of the Trust, its strategy for improvement and contributing to the successful implementation of any future growth.

You will be a creative strategist, used to working on complex and wide ranging projects, with the ability to engage stakeholders at all levels. Providing leadership and management for all non academic related services you will have a proven track record of leading successful and innovative teams.

As the Chief Financial Officer for the Trust you will bring expert knowledge of academy financial management and policymaking plus a good awareness of company and charity law, accounting and governance.

The successful candidate will:

•             have a recognised accountancy qualification

•             be qualified to Degree level or equivalent;

•             have a significant track record of success in senior leadership and strategy development within a comparable complex organisation;

•             have a significant commercial track record of building a business; including a broad understanding of marketing strategy;

•             have experience of efficient and effective budget, financial, risk and resources management.

Click the 'Apply' button to request an application pack from Jenn Wallis, or to arrange an informal discussion in complete confidence with the CEO, Amy Rice.

Closing Date: Noon, 5th July 2019

Interview Date: TBC

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is central to our ethos and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to supply references and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Section 128 Barring check to comply with the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies of the Trust.