Job Details

Trust Finance Director

The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is seeking an outstanding Finance Director to help us to achieve our strategic obejectives.

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Job Grade: Senior Management

Salary: £50,000.00 - £55,000.00

Hours: part time 0.6 / 0.8

Start Date: 01/11/2019

Interviews: 04/10/2019

Closing date: 30/09/2019


Part-time 0.6/0.8

Salary £50,000 to £55,000 per annum (FTE) dependent upon experience/qualifications

The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is seeking an outstanding Finance Director to help us to achieve our strategic objectives.

The Finance Director is a key appointment for The Hawksmoor Learning Trust. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team you will provide strategic and professional leadership by developing and directly overseeing the finance and operations strategy across the Trust. In addition, you will offer advice, and insights to the Executive leadership team and the Board of Trustees in determining the strategic business direction of the Trust. The successful candidate will also be the Trust’s Company Secretary advising on best practice governance.

The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is a small multi-academy trust comprising three schools in the South Northants area (Towcester/ Brackley) with a strong reputation for high quality primary education. The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is inspired by the privilege, moral responsibility and challenge of preparing our children for real life ahead of them in an unpredictable, ever changing world. We know that great schools make a difference. We strive for our individual and collective best to achieve excellence for all.  In ‘Building Excellence’ in our schools, children come first in all our decision making. We have high ambitions that The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is recognised as a centre of excellent educational practice and a source of motivation and pride for our Trust community.  We are in exciting times with opportunities to expand further within our local area.

You will have proven experience, within education or other relevant public or business sector, of financial accounting; strategic leadership of a finance service; developing innovative income streams; the ability to balance the strategic and operational priorities and ensure that we deliver an organisational culture of financial compliance. You will have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to promote and demonstrate our values of quality, enthusiasm and partnership and a demonstrable record of developing and maintaining positive working relationships with stakeholders.

The Trust can provide the successful candidate an opportunity to be involved in the continuous development of a growing Trust team whilst offering a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement and employer pension contributions.

To Apply

Please read the attached job outline and person specification and complete the online application form available at and send along with a supporting statement and CV, to   by the 30th September 2019, 12 noon.

The Hawksmoor Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Executive Principal – Andrea Curtis , The Hawksmoor Learning Trust, c/o Balmoral Close, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6JA

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