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Finance Director

  • Posted: 08-03-2023
  • Category: HR Services
  • Location: Solihull
  • Type: Part Time / Perm
  • Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Smile Leadership Ltd are currently seeking to represent an experienced Finance Director for a West Midlands based Multi Academy Trust (B37 5FD). The post is available immediately on a part-time basis, up to around 22.5 hours per week, ideally over a three-day working pattern (0.6). This role is offered on a permanent basis and an immediate start is available. The trustees are looking to receive applications from either school experienced finance professionals or finance professionals with transferable skills. If you are an experienced Finance Director who is interested in this type of job and are either local to or available to travel to the Solihull, West Midlands area, please get in touch. If you have recently held a post as a Finance Director or Finance Manager or a similar role within an education setting, then we would like to hear from you. Smile Leadership Ltd is a sister company to Smile Education who are a leading education recruitment agency.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a highly professional and adaptable individual to support the COO and the Principal in the day-to-day financial running of the Academy Trust. A background in school or MAT finance roles would be advantageous. The core purpose of this role is to provide clear financial and commercial strategy and direction for the MAT. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of financial planning, monitoring and reporting, take on executive responsibilities as part of the Senior Leadership Team and undertake the operational line management of the finance function and financial administration team. The Trust comprises of two Academies and they were initially formed between a partnership of the University of Warwick and with the support of national, regional and local businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, and Rolls-Royce. The Academies follow an 8.30am – 4.30pm timetable (Tuesday – Thursday) with a wide range of enrichment opportunities offered to students including the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge and the European Space Agency's CanSat project. Students also have access to resources at the local University. On Mondays and Fridays students leave at 3.20pm.

To be successful in your application, you must have experience in one or more of the following:

• Hold a formal accountancy qualification such as AAT
• Significant post-qualifying experience in a similar financial role
• Experience of working at a senior level
• Experience of producing financial and management accounts and budgetary control

Posted date: 08.03.23
Closing date for applications and/or profiles: 31.03.23 9am
Working hours: Up to 22.5 hours per week, ideally over a three days per week (negotiable)
Salary range: £60,000 to £65,000 pro rata

A video meeting with a Smile Leadership representative will be arranged for applicants as a first stage interview. Following this will be an interview with the Trust leadership team. If you would like to be considered for representation in this Finance Director role, then please contact me directly via email at or call on 07494200668.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential discussion surrounding other senior leadership posts available please contact Laura Omelchuk, Director of Smile Leadership Ltd on 07494200668. For further information on teacher recruitment, or to find your nearest teaching agency please contact our sister company Smile Education on 01213926570.

We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.


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