Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust
London, Greater London (On-site)
£83,425 per year + excellent benefits including Local Government Pension Scheme
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Chief Finance Officer

Up to £83,425 p/a + excellent benefits including LGPS


East London (hybrid / remote working options available – willing to consider 0.8 FTE)

Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust, (OLOG) who are looking to appoint a Chief Finance Officer which is a pivotal appointment within their team.

The Trust was founded in 2015 with the aim of developing the whole child and ensuring Gospel Values drive aspiration in serving their community throughout their lives. All those involved in the Trust want to ensure the long-term sustainability of Catholic education within Newham. Now comprising 6 primary schools, the schools are working collaboratively to offer an excellent and high-quality education for all their children.

As the Chief Finance Officer for the Trust, you will provide strategic management and leadership of the financial and commercial operations and line manage and supervise the school business managers and also finance teams in each of the Academies operated by the Trust.

As a member of the Trust’s Team, you will attend Trust Board meetings and be a trusted advisor on financial matters to the Trustees. You will support the Accounting Officer, Trust Board and Heads’ Group in identifying new schools to join the Trust and lead on the financial due diligence to be undertaken in respect of those schools.

This role will be based at St Helen’s Catholic Primary School, but you will be expected to attend meetings and work at each of the Academy sites which fall within the responsibility of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust (the “Trust”), in Newham, East London. 

The Trust has a hands-on, pragmatic team culture so it is essential that you can roll up your sleeves and be involved in the day-to-day operations as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve their financial processes. This is a financially strong Multi Academies Trust so this role will contribute to an ambitious and driven organisation.

This is an exciting time to join OLOG, so if you are a professionally qualified accountant and feel you have the drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.

In return, they are offering a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package including competitive annual leave, a Local Government Pension Scheme and free parking on site. Flexible and agile working arrangements including working from home for the right candidate will also be available.

For more information about the role and organisation please contact Senan Pierce, Senior Business Director at Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust.

All job offers are made subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks which includes satisfactory references, medical questionnaire and clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for all applications: Sunday 29th May 2022.

Interviews will take place: 9th June 2022.

All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Senan Pierce at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.

Posted on: 06 May 2022
Closed date: 29 May 2022 at 23:30
Job ref: 4192216
Tags: Finance