An exceptional opportunity with Excalibur Academies Trust for an enterprising and inspirational qualified accountant with highly developed financial acumen and strategic vision to lead on finance, business and strategic planning across a growing multi academy trust.

Founded in 2012, Excalibur Academies Trust has grown from two schools in Marlborough, Wiltshire, to 15 schools from Bristol to Reading along the M4 corridor, providing high quality education to over 6000 children from age 2 to 18. With an exemplary track record of raising the achievement of disadvantaged pupils across the trust, we are committed to promoting social mobility and personal fulfilment through the transformative power of education.

What makes Excalibur Academies Trust special is our relentless pursuit of excellence, our culture and values of collaboration, promotion of wellbeing, diversity and respect, and our aspiration for every member of the Excalibur family to celebrate and develop their individuality with no limits to their achievement. We encourage our children to believe they can change the world, and we give them the education to help them do it.

A pivotal member of the executive team and advisor to the CEO, the CFO will have overall responsibility for strategic oversight of the finance function across the Trust. This will include:-

• strategic oversight of budget setting, capital planning and financial controls.
• providing advice and guidance to the CEO and Trust Board on all aspects of non-academic operations.
• providing advice and guidance to the Board of Directors on governance processes.
• supporting the CEO and Board in developing the Strategic Plan, with particular focus on finance, HR, estate management and IT.

For an informal, confidential discussion about the role contact our retained consultant Liz Hayden at Satis Education on 077706 333575 or
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• Closing date for applications Tuesday 5th July 2022
• Interview date Wednesday 13th July 2022

You could base yourself at any one of the Trust’s secondary schools. Homeworking is welcomed however you will need to be at the Trust’s offices in Marlborough at least two days every week as dictated by business needs.

To apply, send your current CV or completed application form, along with a short statement outlining how your experience and personal qualities meet the job description and person specification to

Excalibur Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust is proud to serve a diverse student and parent community. The aims of the Trust’s recruitment policy are to ensure that the best possible staff are recruited on the basis of their merits, abilities and suitability for the position; to ensure that all job applicants are considered equally and consistently; to ensure that no job applicant is treated unfairly on any grounds including race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, disability or age.

Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.
Posted: 15/06/2022
Job type
£Competitive; negotiable depending on experience + pension + benefits
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