Senior Finance Lead (Secondary)

The Boswells School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC5416-175S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 11 points 38 - 42 (£40,
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/12/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: Thursday 19th December 2019  

Job Description

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Start Date: As soon as possible

Paid working weeks: Full time (52.14 weeks per year, 37 hours per week)

Salary: Local Government Pay Scale 11 points 38 - 42 (£40,760 to £44,632).

The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is looking to appoint a Senior Finance Lead for the secondary schools in our trust. The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is a successful Multi-Academy Trust based in Springfield, Chelmsford with 7 schools across central and west Essex. This role presents a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the operational effectiveness of our schools.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to provide strategic and budgetary support to the 3 secondary schools in our trust. The successful candidate will also provide strategic and operational financial management to the Headteachers and finance teams in these schools. They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to work independently whilst, at the same time, be able to form effective relationships with school staff, trust staff, governors and trustees. They will also work very closely with the Senior Finance Lead (Primary) and the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the successful operation of all the trust's finance systems and processes.

Applicants should also be aware that, due to the geographical locations of all of the trust's estates, it is a pre-requisite of this job that the successful candidate is not banned from driving and has access to their own car. Mileage will be able to be claimed in line with the trust's Financial Regulations. The successful candidate will be based in the trust's offices at The Beaulieu Park School in Chelmsford but will be required to travel regularly to The Boswells School (Chelmsford) and Roding Valley High School (Loughton)

For the job description and person specification for this role, please seeattached documentation.

Deadline for applications isMonday 16th December 2019, Midday. Interviews will take place on Thursday 19th December 2019.

Completed application forms should be emailed to:

For more information about the trust, please visit our website:

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact: Ruth Sheridan (Chief Financial Officer) at:

The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is committed within its schools to:

·Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual and cultural development of children and young people;

·Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;

· The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

and we expect all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on an application form and CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

The Boswells School is a large 11-18 secondary school that serves the area of north Chelmsford. The school is an extremely popular, over-subscribed convertor academy that enjoys an excellent reputation in the local and wider community. We were graded ‘Good’ in every area by OFSTED in February 2017 and are working towards our goal of becoming a truly great school.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Maria Williams
The Boswells School
Burnham Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 6LY
Telephone: 01245 264451 EXT 384