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Chief Financial Officer - Full-time

The Island Learning Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F76-2-L
  • Posted:11/01/2022
  • Pay:Negotiable
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:24/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 7th February 2022


The Island Learning Trust currently have a vacancy for a Chief Financial Officer.

Being a key member of our senior leadership team, you will be directly responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of our growing MAT. You will provide support and advice on strategic financial issues with responsibility for financial management and leadership management of the business and admin team.

The successful candidate is expected to bring a modern, business-like approach to the leadership of the business and admin function. You will show a strong aptitude for running it as a highly competent and efficient service with an emphasis on business partnership across the MAT and with devolution of the service where appropriate.

In addition to leading the finance team, the CFO will contribute to strategy and financial policy development to fully support the MAT's aims and objectives. The post holder will ensure the provision of management's information for the MAT's planning and monitoring systems and will ensure the completion of the returns to external agencies.

To be successful in your application for this key strategic position, you will need to hold a relevant degree or have an equivalent level of proven experience. In addition, you will hold a recognised accounting qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA, AAT or CPFA or have considerable experience with a Level 5 Level 6 Diploma. You will have a high level of IT competence, outstanding literacy and numeracy skills along with clear analytical skills and the ability to present complex management accounts. The ability to negotiate, persuade and communicate clearly and confidently in a professional manner at all levels is paramount to this role. You will be emotionally intelligent, a team player and have good leadership skills and an ability to inspire and challenge colleagues.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read though the Candidate Information Pack below. This will provide you with a comprehensive job description, detailed person specification and information about our growing Trust.

Candidates are encouraged to meet or have a conversation with our CEO prior to submitting an application. Please contact Sarah Stanier (TILT Recruitment Manager) on 01795 606458 Ext. 207 or email her at admin@tiltrust.org.

Thank you for taking an interest in working at The Island Learning Trust and we look forward to hearing from you.

*The Island Learning Trust reserves the right to withdraw this advert if a suitable candidate is appointed prior to the closing date*

Information about the trust

TILT is a local, high performing Trust that is invested in raising aspirations for children and families in Swale. The Island Learning Trust promotes and achieves excellence. It recognises the importance of outstanding teaching and learning by actively encouraging creativity and innovation, whilst having consistent standards of behaviour and attendance. Treating everyone as equal, whilst celebrating diversity, is a non-negotiable; protecting all through safeguarding, health and safety and welfare is paramount. The Trust's core mission is to drive transformation in eductional standards for all pupils; accelerating progress, raising standards of education achieved and the aspirations of the children and families we serve, developing high performing, outstanding schools for the future.

Staff have a responsibility to be positive in their relationships with pupils and supportive of each other. We have a responsibilty to ensure every moment a child is in our school will be spent productively. Through thorough use of evidence we will enable all children to make excellent progress. Our motto is "...to be the best we can be..." We maintain a relentless focus on raising standards of achievement so that all pupils have opportunites to achieve their full potential.

We expect all staff to maintain the highest professional standards at all times. We put children first. Staff are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for their pupils. Our aim should always be to provide for the pupils of our school what we would want for our own children. In order to do this we maintain a rigorous focus on: accelerating and improving attainment and progress, improving the quality of teaching and learning so that it is at least strongly good, effective leadership and accountability structures and ensuring consistent application of agreed systems and processes throughout all TILT schools.

The Island Learning Trust was established on 1st November 2016. The MAT was comprised of Minster Primary and Halfway Houses Primary, both schools are on the Isle of Sheppey, an area of high deprivation and socio economic challenges. These two founding schools are both Ofsted rated good schools. The outcomes at Minster Primary are outstanding. Sunny Bank Primary School in Sittingbourne joined TILT in February 2020 under a sponsorship arrangement and significant all round improvement has been made with the support of the MAT.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sarah Stanier
  • Address:Brecon Chase,
    ME12 2HX
  • Telephone: 01795 606458
  • Email: admin@tiltrust.org



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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).