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Head of financE

Head of Finance

Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum

The Prospect Trust is a leading Multi Academy Trust in the south, set up with a vision of being the dynamo at the core of an efficient educational hub. Our aim is to provide outstanding educational for 5 to 18 year old learners through a family of high performing local academies.

We are passionate and restless in our pursuit of ensuring that outstanding education is at the centre of everything we do. As well as focusing on excellent innovative teaching, learning and pastoral care for all learners, we are also striving to ensure that our support services, including Financial Services, meet the same levels of quality and customer focus. Key to this is embedding effective and trusting partnership working across the whole of the Trust.     

We are looking for a pro-active and innovative finance professional to lead the finance function to ensure the effective management and control of Trust finances and its constituent partner academies. This is a key role within the Trust reporting to and working closely with the Director of Finance as well as the senior Executive team, academy Principals and SLT and other support service managers. 

The Head of Finance must be an inspiring leader to the Financial Services team, bringing in-depth technical expertise as well as a track record in actively contributing to the development of more efficient finance systems and processes, with robust but pragmatic internal controls. Additionally, securing better value for money, improved customer focus and closer alignment with other key core support services will be critical success factors in this role. 

Successful candidates should hold a professional accounting CCAB qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) or be part-qualified with an active ambition for full qualification. Having an extensive educational finance background will be beneficial and candidates must demonstrate real experience of working both strategically and operationally within a dynamic and ever changing environment.

If you would like an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Paul Edwards, Finance Director - mobile 07738259898 or email

Please complete the attached application form, employment declaration and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to by 20 April 2021. 

Initial interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 26 April. Interviews may be virtual or face to face depending on national and local Covid-19 restrictions.

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to act in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for interview. Any future offer of employment would remain subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance.

The Prospect Trust has an uncompromising commitment to the safeguarding of our students

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