May 1, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
The Finance Director’s role is fundamental to the Trust being able to deliver on its aspirations.
Level 9, SCP 42 - 47 - (£50,512 to £55,766) pro-rota term time plus up to four weeks
Working Pattern
Full Time • Permanent
Closing Date
May 31, 2024


Full time / Part time working hours and flexible working options will all be considered.

SASH Education Trust is seeking to appoint to this role, an exceptional professional to join the Team at Ditton Park Academy.

The Finance Director’s role is fundamental to the Trust being able to deliver on its aspirations. Reporting to the CFO, you will take full ownership of preparing accurate and timely management accounts together with intelligent commentary for the Trust Board. This is to ensure that they stay informed of the financial position of the Trust as a whole, and enabling them to make evidence based decisions based on reliable and up to date information. You will necessarily assist the CFO in ensuring the delivery of all statutory financial compliance requirements of the Trust. Strategically, you will assist the CFO in improving processes and systems within the finance function, as well as more widely informing the annual business planning process that is fundamental in underpinning the delivery of our development plans.

Our relentless approach to school improvement is undertaken through close working relationships and ongoing challenge and support. You must have high expectations for all, be excellent communicator and be committed to ensure value for money across the academy.

DPA offers a truly comprehensive and inclusive education, serving a vibrant and diverse community with 1,150 students aged 11 to 18. The Academy provides excellent continuous professional development & learning opportunities.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold financial qualification/s (CIPFA, AAT, ACCA, CIMA) and/or significant experience in field.
  • Have high standards of personal integrity and the ability to inspire it in others.
  • Have the ability to gather, analyse and evaluate financial information accurately to produce management reports and information.
  • Be an excellent communicator who has a positive attitude to life and work.

If you think this new and exciting opportunity is for you, we would like to hear from you. Visits to the academy are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange a telephone call, meeting or to receive a recruitment pack then please contact Sarah Cuthbert, PA to the Principal

For more information we also encourage you to visit our website

All applicants must complete an application form found on the school website.

Closing date: 10am, Friday 31 May 2024

Interviews to be held on: w/c 3 June 2024

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 3 June 2024

Ditton Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

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