Chief Finance and Operations Officer – Ambitions Academies Trust

Satis Education

  • Competitive
  • Poole / South West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Chief Finance and Operations Officer
Ambitions Academies Trust

Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Permanent, full time
Location: Ambitions Academies Trust Head Office, with some travel amongst Trust schools a requirement of this role
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

Ambitions Academies Trust is seeking an experienced and motivated Chief Finance and Operations Officer to oversee all aspects of the strategic development and operational delivery of key Trust professional services.

Ambitions Academies Trust was created in March 2012 and now operates with 6,100 students and 1000 members of staff. Now in an exciting phase of growth and development under a new CEO, the Trust is seeking to reshape its school improvement offer, bringing on board new senior leaders with fresh ideas to take an innovative, best practice approach that shapes a new direction for the Trust.

The Chief Finance and Operations Officer will report to the CEO, acting as a key advisor on organisational strategy and operational matters. This role will work closely with other leaders within and beyond the executive and professional services team to ensure that day to day operations run effectively.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal leadership role in defining and delivering the Trust’s strategy for operational effectiveness and long-term financial sustainability.

The role requires an experienced individual, relentless in their focus on school improvement and open to new ideas and innovations. An accountancy qualification from a relevant professional body, with at least five years post qualification experience, is essential to the role.

We require someone who is able demonstrate diligence, tenacity, enthusiasm, drive and self-motivation, and respond positively to pressure, whilst maintaining accessibility and consistency.

Above all, we are looking for someone who shares our commitment to transforming the life chances of children through education.

To find our 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 Laura McGunigle on 07931 384683or
• The closing date for application is: Friday 31 May 2024
• Interviews will be held: Friday 7 June 2024

The Trust reserves the right to close the application window early.
Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to providing a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for all its pupils following Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidelines. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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