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Chief Finance and Operations Officer - Full-time

Knockhall Primary School, Greenhithe

  • Ref:KCC886-2092-135L
  • Posted:13/03/2023
  • Pay:£63,027 - £73,755
  • Start Date:1st August 2023
  • App Close Date:28/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:5th and 6th April 2023


We are seeking to appoint a Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFOO) as part of the Central Trust Executive Team who will work in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Education. The CFOO will provide financial and operational leadership; strategy; guidance and oversight to the Board of Trustees, Headteachers and other central Trust teams.

The CFOO will be directly responsible for financial management, budget control and operational best practice and efficiencies that enable the Trust as a going concern to deliver educational aspirations and outcomes.

This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who is committed to systems-leadership, developing and empowering others with a logical and evidence-based approach. The core purpose of the CFOO is to lead on developing and maintaining secure, compliant and efficient financial and operational functions that enables the to deliver educational aspirations and outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have experience of leading at a senior level, overseeing a range of teams and areas.

What you will need to succeed:

  • A passion for working in the education sector and commitment to our vision
  • Ability to think strategically as well as have a good understanding of the wider context beyond education
  • Lead with integrity and ethically
  • Ability to inspire confidence and think creatively
  • A commitment to lead through others and empower teams
  • Ability to problem-solve with good organisation and prioritisation skills
  • A drive to contribute more widely to securing excellence educational outcomes across our Trust.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to all our schools within the Trust and will have the opportunity for some home working.

We are a family friendly employer and start and finish times will be discussed at interview.

We want to ensure that our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you would prefer the application form and material in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process, please do contact us.

Application Deadline: 28th March 2023

Interviews: 5th and 6th April 2023

Suitable candidates are invited to discuss this role in the first instance with members of the Trust Executive Team either in person or via telephone call. This can be arranged by contacting us.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close this position early should a suitable candidate be found. Therefore, early application is advised.

For further information, please download our application pack.

Information about the school

At Knockhall Primary School, we believe in fostering a community where kindness is at the core of everything we do. Our school is not just a place for academic growth; it is a place where we nurture compassion, empathy, and understanding. We are committed to creating an environment where every individual feels valued and respected.

Inclusion is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy. We celebrate the uniqueness of each student, recognising that our differences make us stronger as a community. Here, diversity is not just accepted; it is embraced. We strive to create a learning space where everyone feels seen, heard, and appreciated.

Our school is more than just a building; it is a community of learners, educators, and families working together towards a common goal – the success and well-being of our students. As we embark on this academic journey together, let us build bonds that go beyond the classroom. Let us create a sense of belonging that extends to every corner of our school.

I invite you to join us in cultivating a culture of kindness, promoting inclusion, and building a strong sense of community. Together, we can make Knockhall Primary School a place where everyone feels welcome, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.

For more information about Woodland Academy Trust please visit the Trust website at https://www.woodlandacademytrust.co.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs C Stredder
  • Address:Eynsford Road, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9RF
  • Telephone: 01322 382053
  • Email: sbmkhp@watschools.org.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.