Chief Finance Officer

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
£40,000-45,000 PA
13 Apr 2018
03 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Extend Learning Academy Network (ELAN) became a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) on 1st October 2017 as a result, the Trust Central Services team wishes to recruit a commercially focussed Chief Finance Officer

Purpose of the Role

The role of Chief Finance Officer calls for a finance professional with the necessary experience, skills and personal qualities to be able to operate as part of a close-knit senior team. This is a key role leading the finance function whilst providing a robust financial infrastructure as well as an excellent opportunity to play an important and active part in the strategic direction of this forward looking, successful and thriving Trust.

Key Duties include

Please refer to the job description for full details


  • Providing strategic advice to the CEO, Trust Board and senior managers on all issues relating to financial matters.
  • Preparing the Trust’s annual financial forecasts, forecasts for corporate strategies and plans in consultation with the principal and senior colleagues, and developing and implementing strategies for maximising the Trust’s current finances.


  • Providing the financial lead to the strategic planning process, including: annual budgets, periodic forecasts and funding requirements.

Skills /qualifications

Please refer to the Person Specification for full details.

Further Information

The appointed candidate must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for business and commuting use.

Pension As an equitable employer we align with the Local Government Pension Scheme, and as such, the post holder will be automatically enrolled in the Avon Pension Scheme. The Trust pays a contribution of salary into the LGPS – this is an additional remuneration benefit.

ELAN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All candidates will need to satisfy the requirements of a DBS check, two references and qualifications check