QED Academy Trust

Director of Finance and Operations
Post Start Date: TBC
Closing date: 23/04/2021
Closing time: 5:00 PM

We are looking for a Director of Finance and Operations to lead on the strategic management of finance across our multi-academy trust. They will act as our company Chief Financial Officer. 

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum, to be negotiated with the successful candidate based on experience; 
Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday. This is an all-year round role (AYR);
Contract: Permanent Contract;
Work Location: You will be based at Northwood School but may be required to travel to our schools from time to time. 

QED Academy Trust is a charitable organisation that operates several schools in the northwest London area with a turnover of approximately £15m, employing 350+ predominantly graduate staff. Our objective is to deliver consistently high standards of education, always striving for excellence. 

Our ideal candidate for this role will be someone with a strong financial background and a professional financial qualification. Previous experience of an educational setting is desirable, but not essential as induction will be provided. 

The successful applicant will also:
  • Be able to deliver effective financial and operational reporting to a variety of audiences, providing performance evaluation and forward planning.
  • Demonstrate previous experience of delivering projects and initiatives to maximise revenue streams and deliver cost efficiencies.
  • Be an individual of integrity supporting the aims and vision of the Trust. 
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Victoria Ajayi via email on vajayi@qedacademytrust.org.uk.

Application Instructions: As an educational organisation we cannot accept a CV alone and ask that you complete our application form providing a full career history to ensure we comply with safeguarding best practices. The post-holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, reference checks and other mandatory pre-employment checks. 

Closing Date: Friday 23rd April 2021 at 5:00 pm;
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 26th April 2021.

Supporting Documents

Additional Information
Please review the advert body on instructions on how to apply for the role, since standalone CVs will not be accepted.

Safeguarding Statement
The QED Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Our Location
Address: c/o Northwood School, Pinner Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1QN