Finance Director

Start date: ASAP

Salary:  Academy Leadership Pay Point 19 £62,262 per annum

Hours of work: Full Time, All year round

Closing date: 9 am Friday 12th July 2019


The Governors of this modern, successful Academy are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and experienced Finance Director with responsibility for the financial development and leadership of resources at All Saints' Academy, playing a key role in the Senior Leadership Team. 

As Finance Director, you will join a successful Senior Leadership Team who are passionate about providing excellence for the young people and families they serve. Under the outstanding leadership of Dermot McNiffe, Principal, the senior team have been instrumental in leading the Academy to be one of the best performing non-selective secondary schools in the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury area over the past two years.  

The Academy was rated “Good” for the second time in December 2018.


As Finance Director you will be responsible for:

•   Managing the financial function of the Academy

•   Financial planning and development

•   Implementation of financial procedures

•   Identification and the administration of additional funding streams to enhance the growth and facilities of the Academy

•   Identifying growth opportunities for site and community facilities


We are looking to appoint a Finance Director with the following experience:

•   Appropriate accountancy experience and a CCAB qualification; 

•   A good understanding and effective use of MIS, financial processes and procedures

•   Working knowledge of facilities management and Health & Safety


Knowledge and experience of working within a school environment would be an advantage but full consideration will be given to all applicants with the appropriate financial management experience.

Applicants are welcome to make an appointment to visit the academy prior to submitting their application. If you wish to make an appointment, please email Miss K Hand, PA to the Principal, in the first instance at Further information including the academy prospectus can be found at

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

An application form and further information can be downloaded from the academy website. Applications should be returned to Mrs. K. Jordan, HR Officer, by 9am on Tuesday 23rdApril 2019 at


Finance Director

Application Process


Application Form

All candidates must complete the application form giving FULL details of qualifications achieved including grades awarded.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to produce original certificates when they attend interview.


Letter of Application 

To be addressed to Mr Dermot McNiffe, Principal of All Saints’ Academy.

Candidates are requested to write a letter of application detailing how their skills and experience are suited to lead the finance function of the Academy and contribute to the ongoing success and growth of All Saints’ Academy. 

The letter should be no more than two sides of A4 font size 11 Arial.