Job Details

Chief Medical Officer

“Primary responsive, Secondary ready, prepared for life.”

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Job Grade: £61,420 to £70,002 per annum NJC scp 55 -62 depending on experience.

Salary: £61,420.00 - £70,002.00

Hours: 36 hours, 52 weeks

Interviews: 01/10/2021

Closing date: 24/09/2021


The Manor Trust MAT was formed in February 2019. It came into fruition as a natural development of positive relationships built between two neighbouring schools in the local area, one secondary and one primary.  We believe that collaboration is the key to a successful education system and recognise each school’s independence. Our ethos and mission statement is thus;

“We are ambitious for our schools, our students, their families and our local community because we believe that there is no limit to what can be achieved by anyone.  We want to work together to challenge, share best practice and support each other whilst maintaining each school’s own distinctive identity”.  


The Trustees of The Manor Trust are seeking to employ an experienced and innovative Chief Financial Officer to work collaboratively across our central  finance and executive team. The incumbent will have  responsibility for all financial aspects of the Trust, and through delivering operational rigour and strategic direction, the CFO will play an integral role in supporting the growth and development of the Trust in the next phase of our development.  

The schools and the trust maintain strong links with the local community and work closely together. Looking ahead the Trust is seeking to ensure that it is able to fully support future expansion while maintaining the quality of provision it currently provides and the appointment of a full time CFO will underpin this. The creation of a single finance function, working closely with senior leaders in the schools and the Finance, Audit and Risk committee as well as the Trust Board will be crucial to the future development of the MAT.


We  would welcome applications from those already undertaking this key role which includes a CFO  or from those who feel they are ready to take on this role as a new challenge.  Applicants should be a qualified accountant or hold / be working towards level 7 post graduate certificate and have an in depth knowledge of statutory requirements, procedures and regulatory requirements relating to Multi Academy Trusts, including but not exhaustively ESFA, Charites Act, Companies Act and DfE requirements[DO1]   (Academy Trust Handbook).   

Training and support is available and all staff are encouraged to maintain their own professional development when they join us.


If you would like to visit the schools or talk to us in advance of applying then please contact Amanda Compton (CEO of The Manor Trust) or Debbi McCardie (HR manager for The Manor Trust)


Working with us:

We have a health cash plan with Simply Health, Bike2Work scheme and staff wellbeing programme which includes staff yoga and regular social activities.


Applications should be submitted on the Norbury Manor support staff application form which can be downloaded from Completed applications should submitted online or be scanned and sent to by the closing date.


Equal Opportunities & Safeguarding

Norbury Manor is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

 [DO1]See comment too under Management and Financial Resources