Piper Hill High School Director of Finance

  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
  • Location: Manchester
  • Contract: Full Time Permanent
  • Applications Close: 07/12/2020 12:00
  • Start Date: To be confirmed

Job details

Applications are invited for the post of Trust Director of Finance to join our central team. The successful candidate may be based at a number of our schools in the Prospere Learning Trust and not specifically Piper Hill School.

The Director of Finance for the Prospere Learning Trust will be a member of the Trust's Strategic Leadership Team and will provide oversight and day to day support on all finance and resource matters relating to the Trust. They will work closely with the COO to ensure the smooth running of the Trust.

The Director of Finance will lead on matters relating to finance for the Trust and provide oversight, advice and guidance to individual academies in the Trust; ensuring there is effective and efficient financial management across the Trust and that Trust mission and values are reflected well.

The Director of Finance will play a lead role in the financial development of the Trust Strategic Plan and will plan and lead in the design, development and implementation of systems, policies and procedures to ensure compliance in all relevant legislation relating to the Trust.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and skilled, ambitious, with proven technical ability and relevant experience. You will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA), have a strong track record of effective financial management and detailed knowledge of academy finances.

We offer:

  • A dynamic and forward thinking Trust that works in partnership to ensure outstanding achievement of all children
  • A commitment to your own professional development
  • An opportunity to be part of a central team with a shared vision of excellence
  • The opportunity to lead within, and contribute to, our growing Trust
  • Excellent career average pension scheme (Greater Manchester Pension Fund - see here for more information)
  • 25 days annual leave (to be taken around key month end and statutory submission deadlines, not restricted to school holidays)


About Us:

Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 850 staff and are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.

Prospere Learning Trust currently comprises of 9 schools, including 5 mainstream high schools and 4 special needs schools (both primary and secondary). We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.

The role will be based in one of our South Manchester schools. Candidates should note that the role will require regular travel between the Trust schools, which are currently based in Chorlton, Newall Green, Wythenshawe, Levenshulme and Northern Moor.

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

Email your application to: jobs@prospere.org.uk

Please note applications will only be accepted on the standard application form and CV's from Agencies will not be accepted.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Closing Date: 07 December 2020 12:00

Interviews: Week Commencing 14/12/2020

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/7039-39S