Director of Finance and Resources

Job Title: Director of Finance and Resources

Location: Sleaford

Salary: Competitive Salary DOE (Expected £55,000)

Job type: Permanent, Full time


The Role:

The Director of Finance and Resources will develop, lead and manage support staff ensuring that the financial resources of the Trust are deployed effectively and efficiently to achieve the educational aims of the Trust.

Due to the strategic nature of this role, there is a requirement of the post holder to attend Board meetings of the Trust.



To set out the strategy for all areas of responsibility in line with the overall educational strategy of the Trust.
To be a member of the Trust Leadership Team, contributing to strategic planning and decision-making and attending Trust Board meetings, and LGB meetings, as required.
To deliver operationally in a high-expectations environment to enable the Executive Headteacher, Heads of School and other senior leaders to focus on the delivery of the Trust's vision.
To be responsible for all aspects of Finance, HR, Payroll and Pensions, ICT, Catering, Premises, Community Usage, Administration and operations support to contribute to the achievement of the educational vision for the Trust.
To work with other schools and academies in the Trust to develop high quality systems and services throughout the network, offering support where required.Financial

To be responsible directly to the Executive Headteacher and to the Trust Board for all financial and accounting procedures, including the Scheme of Delegation.
To control, monitor and evaluate the Trust finances, ensuring compliance with financial requirements and ensuring value for money.
To be responsible for budget, scenario planning, preparing an annual plan of Trust priorities in consultation with the Executive Headteacher, salary forecasts, and the annual budget for approval by the Trust Board.
To be responsible for managing financial inspections by internal and external audit and other bodies and acting on any recommendations made.
To be responsible for the development and implementation of robust financial systems and processes which include on-going review and improvement to meet the Trust's needs.
To prepare the clear and timely management and financial accounts as required for the Executive Headteacher and Trust Board.
To ensure the effective implementation and operation of financial controls within the Trust and support budget managers with budget reports and budget management.Please note the above list is non-exhaustive and the right candidate will also have responsibilities relating to:

Capital Projects, Premises Management and Security
Purchasing and Lettings
Health and Safety
Human Resources
ICT Support
Leading, Motivating and Developing
AdministrationTrust Ethos and Culture

Support the Senior Leadership Teams in fostering a strong sense of community and ethos among both staff and students.
To keep abreast of developments and changes in the sector advising the Executive Headteacher and Trust Board where appropriate and to be able to implement change in relation to legal and compliance issues as well as best practice.
To drive forward change and initiatives which promote regularity, propriety, value for money and best standards.
Promote consistent implementation of behaviour policy and system of rewards and sanctions, characterised by orderly behaviour and, caring and respectful relationships.
Act as a positive role model to staff and students.Other

To ensure, in relation to the above responsibilities, that systems for monitoring and reporting are in operation.

To carry out other reasonable tasks from time to time as directed by the Executive Headteacher or the Trust Board.


The Director of Finance and Resources is directly accountable to the Executive Headteacher for all aspects of financial management. The Director of Finance and Resources is also expected to work closely with other members of the Trust Leadership Team and the Trust Board.

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of Project Director, Operations Director, Head of Financial Operations, Director of Operations, Head of Operations, Managing Director, Business Director, Director of Business, Finance Director, Director of Finance, Financial Manager, CFO, Head of Finance, Head of Accounts, FD and Director of Finance may also be considered for this role