Chief Finance Officer

£71,983 - £77,288
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Job description

Post: Chief Finance Officer (0.6 fte)

Start: September 2023 or sooner if possible

Starting Salary: £71,983 to £77,288 per annum (paid pro-rata for part-time)

Location: Coventry University with travel between college sites in Leicester, Nuneaton & Nottingham

A relocation package will be considered

Pension: Local Government Pension Scheme

Contract type: Part-time 0.6 fte, Permanent


Better Futures Multi-Academy Trust is new and different. People focused and aiming to be ‘deliberately developmental’ in all we do, we are at the start of our journey to transform the way colleges can work together and how they can work with universities to provide excellent experiences and outcomes for our students and staff. We are now entering the next phase of our journey.

The Chief Finance Officer will make sure we use our financial and physical resources in the most effective way possible, rooted in the belief that it is our staff and our students who make Better Futures what it is.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and working alongside our Chief Development Officer, our Chief Operating Officer and three college Principals, the role is an opportunity for you to make a difference to the lives of thousands of young people. The Trust’s ambition is to increase student numbers at the three colleges and add new schools and colleges to the Trust in the next few years.

The Chief Finance Officer has two main elements – each crucial to the goals of the Trust. The first is to provide strategic leadership and expertise in the use of financial and physical resources to achieve the goals of the Trust. This will sit alongside the skills and knowledge in other key areas brought by the Chief Operating Officer and the three Principals.

The second is to make sure the Trust excels in meeting all the regulatory requirements in relation to finance. This will underpin the operations of the Trust, providing a sound and sustainable base from which the Trust and its people can create, innovate and grow.

This is a role for a finance professional who sees the bigger picture and understands performance is about more than profit and loss. We are looking for someone who is motivated by contributing to an organisation’s goals and gets their satisfaction from facilitating the work of front-line professionals. It is a role for someone driven by their values and beliefs.

You may already be working in post-16 education, or in a primary, secondary or higher education setting and are looking for a new challenge. You might also be working in another sector – public, private or chari – and be looking for a new and different phase in your career. What matters to us is your commitment to our values and our goals.

How to Apply:

If you share our vision for education and have an absolute belief in and commitment to the ongoing development of everyone throughout our colleges - both staff and students - you will be well placed to join our team and we would like to hear from you.

For more detailed information about the role please download the job information pack.


To apply for this role please use the link below.

Chief Finance Officer, Coventry - Tes Jobs


Closing date: Friday 9th June 2023 (9am)

Selection Process for shortlisted candidates: Week commencing 19th June 2023

The trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff appointments are subject to pre-employment screening including DBS clearance.

As a Trust, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as they are under-represented at this level within the Trust.

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