Chief Finance Officer

Location: Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 pa
Reference: PB / CFO/Pat
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Accountancy & Finance
Closing date: 02/10/2020

The company

Brewster Partners are delighted to be supporting Pontefract Academies Trust with the recruitment of their Chief Finance Officer.

The Trust has 6 primary and 2 secondary schools with a mission of running top quality, high achieving schools that give the children and young people the chance in life they deserve. The Trusts vision is to ensure that every child and young person makes outstanding progress through their school journey.

The job

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer will have responsibility for all aspects of Trust finance. Delivering operational rigour and strategic direction, the CFO will play an integral role in supporting the growth and development of Pontefract Academies Trust and ensure it continues to be financially sustainable. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) will lead strategically, and operationally to provide excellent financial leadership, guidance and stewardship as the Trust develops into the future. Not only will this role own the day to day numbers and provide insight to commercial decision making, the CFO will continue to build upon and embed a culture focused on working as a pro-active member of the executive across the Trust, driving internal excellence.

The person

You will need significant senior financial management and strategic leadership either in the public or private sector with accountability for a complex resource base.

Alongside exceptional technical ability you will be a strategic thinker with experience of building and empowering strong agile teams that engenders a positive collaborative and collegiate culture, sustaining high performing teams that engage with colleagues across the Trust.

You will need diplomacy, openness and approachability and a personable style of strategic leadership and resource management as well as the ability to converse with internal and external stakeholders with integrity.

The benefits

Good Benefits including free car parking and some agile working



Paula Barber
Client Director – Charity & Not-for-Profit
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group

M: 07858 518 413


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to quoting "Vacancy: Chief Finance Officer, Reference: PB / CFO/Pat". Thank you for your interest.