Finance Director

Salary: Competitive based on skills and experience

Start date: As soon as possible
Contract: Full time, permanent.

School 21 represents a new force in education, adapting and developing at a fast pace. The school embodies the vision of the three founders, who bring significant educational expertise and drive to the project. Backed by government funding, School 21 opened in 2012 with just two full year groups and has grown to the point that come September 2018, all year groups encompassing ages 4-18 will be present.

Within this role, the majority of your time will be spent on the finances. In addition, however, you will be responsible for bringing together the consolidated accounts of the 3 (and in future possibly more) schools in our growing Trust. School 21 are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Finance Director who will bring enthusiasm and drive to the finances of School 21 and the development and consolidation of the Trust’s finance operations in the next exciting stage of our growth.

For those currently employed within a non-educational environment, it is important to realise that the ‘finance’ focus of our school is ultimately on achieving the best educational outcomes, to maximise income rather than ‘turn a profit’ and subsequently contribute to ensuring that available funds are spent efficiently in all procurement decisions.

For any non-educationalist, the intial challenge will be to learn and appreciate the language of the education arena, to grasp the structure and relationship between the non-curricular and curricular elements of the school.

We are looking for somebody that is educated to degree-level or who has significant relevant experience and who also holds an accountancy qualification. Ideally, you will have significant previous experience at a Finance Director/Manager level in a relevant area - e.g. within education or other relevant public sector or business sector, you will have financial management experience of a large annual budget and also experience of producing and presenting management accounts.

School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia

For any further queries regarding this position, please contact

Closing date: Tuesday, 5th June 2018 at 9am          Interview date: week commencing 11th June 2018