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Finance Director - Full-time

Brompton Academy (UKAT), Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-6906-35S
  • Posted:20/09/2021
  • Pay:Circa. £65k per annum
  • Start Date:December 2021
  • App Close Date:04/10/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:13 / 14 October 2021


Our vibrant and welcoming Trust is seeking a suitably qualified accountant to join us as our Director of Finance. The successful post-holder will have previous finance management experience and will be responsible for the effective and efficient use of the Trust’s resources ensuring appropriate controls and audit systems are in place. The Director of Finance will advise on both short and long-term financial issues which will affect the Trust and assist in setting strategic priorities and securing additional funding where possible. We are open to applications from other industries, although experience of financial management in an educational environment would be an advantage.  Based at Brompton Academy in Gillingham, this role will also involve regular travel to its local sister school Chatham Grammar, in Chatham. 

With ambitious plans for the development of the facilities, this is an exciting time to join UKAT. Outstanding financial leadership and planning qualities will be required in order to ensure the design and implementation of these plans. You will be an excellent communicator and encourage innovation, sharing a creative culture of continuous improvement amongst your team and colleagues.  You will have a positive attitude and will be a positive influence on others and will have a solution focused mindset.   We subscribe to an “in it together” culture and have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people and very much look forward to welcoming such a colleague in this role. 

We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer https://www.universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-with-ukat  


Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application form to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.  

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age. 

For further information, to download our application form or to send us your CV, please visit our website: http://www.bromptonacademy.org.uk/   

Deadline for applications:  9am on Monday 4 October 2021 

1st stage interview to be held on Wednesday 13 / Thursday 14 October 2021 

2nd stage interview to be held on Tuesday 19 October 2021 

The University of Kent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  


Information about the school

The University of Kent Academies Trust, which we call UKAT is a multi-academy trust with a supportive learning environment, characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic and forward-thinking leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer https://www.universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-with-ukat

Brompton Academy is an extremely popular oversubscribed academy with a current Ofsted rating of Good and a 400+ Adult learner education programme. We have fantastic new buildings, with outstanding facilities, and Apple technologies for all, enabling us to enhance and support cutting edge learning strategies required for continuous improvement. Brompton Academy would encourage applicants to visit for further information http://www.bromptonacademy.org.uk/

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.