Brewster Partners are delighted to be supporting Pontefract Academy Trust with the recruitment of their Chief Finance Officer.
The Trust has 6 primary and 2 secondary schools with a mission of running top quality, high achieving schools that give the children and young people the chance in life they deserve. This underpins the culture and vision that the Trust ensures that every child and young person makes outstanding progress through their school journey.
As a member of the Trust Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer will have responsibility for all aspects of Trust finance. Delivering operational rigour and strategic direction, the CFO will play an integral role in supporting the growth and development of The Pontefract Academies Trust and ensure it continues to be financially sustainable. The Director of Finance will lead strategically, and operationally and have leadership capabilities to provide excellent financial leadership, guidance and stewardship as the Trust develops into the future. Not only will this role own the day to day numbers and provide insight to commercial decision making, the Director of Finance will continue to build upon and embed a culture focused on working as a pro-active member of the executive across the Trust, driving internal excellence and growth
You will need significant senior financial management and strategic leadership either in the public or private sector with accountability for a complex resource base.
Alongside exceptional technical ability you will be a strategic thinker with experience of building and empowering strong agile teams that engenders a positive collaborative and collegiate culture, sustaining high performing and effective teams that engage with colleagues across the Trust.
You will need diplomacy, openness and approachability and a personable style of strategic leadership and resource management as well as the ability to converse with internal and external stakeholders with integrity.
Good Benefits including free car parking and some agile working.
All direct applications will be forwarded to Brewster Partners.