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Vacancy: Director of Finance

November 25, 2018

Director of Finance

Salary: £61,833 to £65,598 pa, pro rata


Director of Finance Candidate Information Pack


Kenton Schools Academy Trust was established in 2014 and comprises of two academies supported by our central services team. Kenton School, our largest academy has around 1800 students including a successful sixth form provision. With around 200 students expected to rise to around 500 over the next 5 years, Studio West school focusses on delivering a studio school type approach.

The role of Director of Finance is a new and exciting one established following an internal restructure. Working to the Trust and Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance will take a strategic lead on Trust finances ensuring that they are managed in accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook, Financial Regulations and good accountancy practice.

Leading a team of 3 FTE, the role will also involve taking a lead with letting of vacant school buildings, and line management of the Premises and Health and Safety Manager.

We are seeking candidates with a professional accountancy qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) combined with a proven track record of effectively operating at a senior/board level.


Candidates must possess the ability to think and act strategically and deliver working to tight deadlines, and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, motivate, negotiate and present effectively to a wide range of audiences.

In return we offer you the opportunity to join a strong, professional central services team, committed to delivering the best possible support to the Trust and the Academies it serves, at an exciting time with our academies improving key outcomes year on year.


If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, please complete and return your application form by post or by email to



Closing date
12.00 Noon on 30th November 2018


Director of Finance Candidate Information Pack





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