Job Details

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Chief Finance and Operations Officer for Solent Academies Trust in Portsmouth for Spring 2020

Job Grade: Band 15

Salary: £64,605.00 - £72,423.00

Hours: full time

Start Date: 01/02/2020

Interviews: 30/01/2020

Closing date: 23/01/2020

We are looking for an inspiring and exceptional CFOO to lead the Central Team of our successful special school multi academy trust.  This is an exciting and genuine opportunity for a new leader to shape the future direction of the Solent Academies Trust, building on our vision and achievements and leading our teams to achieve their very best.  We hope that on reading the details the right person will be inspired to want to lead our successful Trust team. 


We have a track record proving that we make a positive difference to the lives of the children who learn with us.  We also have strong, collaborative relationships across the Trust and our academies work very closely together.


We are very proud of our Teaching School Alliance which has become increasingly successful in contributing to school improvement locally, in training and inducting new teachers and in leading the Portsmouth Challenge Partners Hub.


This post is important in that the job role is to lead the further development of systems and processes to enable us to grow successfully but at the same time enhance our practice in our current academies.  We are therefore looking for somebody who will not only have attention to the Trust functions but also look to develop people at the same time.


We are interested to receive applications from candidates who have a strong financial background and who have experience within a business environment as well as experience of managing complex projects and ideally asset and facilities management.


Your application must include a supporting statement that details why you are a suitable candidate to take the Trust forward and how you meet the requirements of the person specification.


An application pack can be downloaded from our Trust and school websites:

If you have any queries about the role please contact