Head of Finance and Business
This position is an exciting post and it is important that the candidate enjoys working in an environment of development and designing new ways of working.
Purpose of the Job
This is an important role in the strategic development and growth of a dynamic Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The post holder will provide the leadership and management of all non-teaching aspects of the MAT’s operations.
The Head of Finance and Business will be responsible for and manage the financial and business aspects of the Trust, ensuring its compliance with the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH). The post holder will provide the link between the Trust and the Education Funding Agency, external and internal auditors, liaison with Surrey Local Authority, Companies House and the Charity Commission. They will also be responsible for the management of other external advisors, consultants and suppliers.
The Head of Finance and Business will provide strategic oversight of all Trust contracting and its programme of estate repair, improvement and utilisation. The post holder will provide senior leadership and support to the Executive Head Teacher in all non-teaching areas, support the MAT’s Audit Committee, attend all Board meetings, and attend Local Governing Body meetings as required.
The post holder will also provide strategic Human Resource management, overseeing the work of the MAT’s HR service (once established) and the management of external advisors. They will be responsible for the management of finance/administrative staff within the school office(s), premises staff on all sites and external contractors. The post holder will also oversee the work of the School Business Manager(s) (who also reports direct to the Executive Head Teacher on all matters pertaining to contracts, finance, strategic HR and additional business items).
Main responsibilities will include:-
- Finance and Compliance
- Human Resources
- Contract Management
- Commercial / Business