Director of Finance & Operations

Salary £74,865 - £81,793 per annum

Closing date 8th March 2021; Interview Date: 15th March 2021

Ideally starting in June 2021

Are you ready for the next chapter in your career and would like to make a significant contribution to the overall leadership, strategic planning and management of the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust (‘the Trust’)?    

An innovative Trust, comprising 15 academies, with a shared approach to delivery and a growth plan to c25-30, we have built a strong reputation providing support to over 5,000 pupils and 900+ staff.  The Trust has an annual turnover of £30m and due to retirement, we are seeking an individual who has the qualities of an inspiring leader and the skills and experience to ensure continued financial sustainability and development of the Trust.  

This role will focus on Finance but will enable you to enjoy wider responsibilities, bringing an opportunity for you to have a rewarding job and make a real difference to the life chances of children and young people.

Believing we are all on a continuous journey of discovery and learning, we can offer you a Trust with an infectious energy and enthusiasm to make a difference; with staff benefits you would expect from an organisation that places importance on being an employer of choice. 

On discovering more about the Trust and post from the Information Pack, we hope you remain enthusiastic about the prospect of joining the Trust.  Sue Samson, CEO would be pleased to answer your queries and welcomes your application by 8 March 2021 at 9am.     

To apply for this post please visit the University of Chichester’s recruitment website at where you will be able to access the University’s online application form, or visit the University of Chichester Academy Trust at to download an application form and learn more about the Trust.  

We are an inclusive organisation and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.