York, York
£50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a finance professional looking to make an impact on the lives of thousands of children and young people?

If so, this exciting role at the heart of an ambitious new multi academy Trust might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for – whether you already work in education or would like to switch to a sector where you can make a genuine difference.

St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust is a family of 17 primary and secondary academies – based in York, with schools located across Yorkshire and Teesside.  

Underpinned by our strong faith and supportive community, we share a belief in the transformational power of education.  And to help our schools deliver this, our central team provides high quality professional support.

We’re incredibly proud that all our schools are rated Good or Outstanding, and to ensure we continue to be successful we are seeking to develop our central team by appointing a talented Head of Finance to join us on the next phase of our development.

This is an exciting and varied role.  Reporting into our Chief Operating Officer, you’ll take a lead across the Trust’s financial activity – managing our central and school-based teams to ensure that financial systems are effective, reporting is accurate, and a culture of excellence is promoted.   

You’ll need to demonstrate your relationship-building skills to forge effective working partnerships at all levels – from ensuring our schools and school leaders receive a first-class customer experience, to providing guidance to decision-making at board-level.    

To be successful, it is likely you will have spent several years in a senior finance role – with a demonstrable range of financial and management accounting skills, and a track record of success in people management.  Experience in education is not essential – but you will need to give confidence in your capacity for personal professional development and transferable skills. 

This is a genuinely exciting time to join us.  You will have a key voice in a growing team – able to use your influence as we develop and get involved in a range of interesting projects across the Trust.  We pride ourselves on being a welcoming team, and you’ll enjoy a supportive environment that will encourage you to perform at your very best and deliver for all the children and young people we serve.


Closing date for applications: Monday 21st June

Interviews: Tuesday 29th June


The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is central to our ethos and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to supply two references, medical check, undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to comply with the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies of the Trust.

Refreshed on: 20 May 2021
Closed date: 21 June 2021
Tags: Finance