Chief Financial Officer

Satis Education

  • Competitive to attract the best
  • Cheshire / North West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

Chief Financial Officer

The Heath Family Trust

·       Based at: The Heath Family Trust Central Office, North West – travel is required to schools within the Trust

·       Salary: Competitive

·       Contract: Full time, permanent

·       Accountable to: THF Trust Board / Chief Executive Officer

·       Accountable for: Trust Finance Managers, School Finance Teams, MAT & Schools Finance Function


We are looking to appoint a dedicated and forward-thinking Chief Financial Officer to provide strong financial leadership within a successful Multi-Academy Trust.

The Heath Family Trust operates across the North West of England, with three secondary and five primary schools in Halton, Knowsley and Sefton. 

Our Executive Leaders work closely with school leaders to provide support and challenge – with the aim being that the partnership acts as a catalyst to our schools achieving their aims and ambitions.

Our Trust believes passionately in the power of collaboration and the importance of developing schools who work together to ensure every child and staff member can thrive.  For that to happen, we are committed to providing children and young people with inspiring places to learn, and environments where they feel respected, safe and, crucially, happy and fulfilled.

We exist to empower our children to overcome barriers, be able to compete with the best, and shape the future.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team to oversee all aspects of finance within the Trust and ensure that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place to guide the Trust’s financial decision making.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone commercially astute with exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, able to make decisions based on accurate and appropriate analysis.

Our ideal candidate will have strong business acumen and extensive experience in budget management and forecasting and have high ethical standards and influencing skills with the ability to engage effectively with all staff across the Trust and with the Trust Board.

Experience of working with and leading high-performing teams and a clear understanding of how to run highly efficient central services in support of an organisation’s mission is essential to the role.

We require an individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels whilst working across a range of sites, able to influence and pursue challenging and rigorous questions.

The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for:

Overall performance of the finance function, including line management of the finance team.
Providing strategic management and leadership of the financial and commercial operations and performance of The Heath Family (NW).
Implementation, development and delivery of the Trust’s Improvement Plan and be a catalyst for driving effectiveness across the Trust.
Attendance and full contribution to the Trust’s Business, Finance & Audit Committee.
To find out more and register your interest for the role please visit

If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Liz Hayden on 07706333575 or

·       The closing date for applications is: 9am on Tuesday 23rd April 2024

·       Interviews: To be held shortly after closing

The Heath Family Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people and an enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

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