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Director of Business and Finance

SMART Multi Academy Trust

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: £55,000 – £65,000 per annum, depending on relevant experience.

SMART is a multi-academy trust in Newcastle consisting of eight primary schools, seven graded good and one RI. Formed in 2016 we are ambitious, forward thinking and committed to the delivery of high quality education to all 2352 pupils.

A recently appointed CEO will take up his post in August and as part of a review of the senior leadership team, an inspirational and financially astute leader is required to work with the Board to manage and develop the trust’s business and financial operations and strategy. The role will involve working collaboratively with the trust schools’ senior leaders to ensure successful business operations in support of the trust’s objective of positive outcomes for all pupils.

You will be instrumental in managing, developing and expanding current services as well as introducing new provisions and partnerships that will benefit the trust, the schools and local communities. You will need lots of drive, energy and resilience and be able to demonstrate a successful track record in a high level finance and business leadership role.

To find out more about SMART, go to: http://www.smartacademies.net/web

To apply, please request an application pack from the Administration & Finance Support Officer at [email protected] or ring 0191 255 9351.

If you would like to visit, please contact the AFSO at the details above.

Informal discussions are welcome, to arrange, please call 0191 255 9351.

Closing date is 12 noon, Tuesday 9 July, shortlisting will take place immediately thereafter. Interviews will take place week commencing 15 July.