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Chief Finance Officer Vacancy



Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum

Start date: As soon as possible

  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Access to staff benefits including Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Re-location package may be available
  • Position based in Torbay, South Devon - easily accessible via South Devon Highway.

Coast Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust, requires a self-motivated and ambitious individual with a proven background in strategic finance and business to be a member of our Senior Executive Team.  The post is a fixed term for one year to the end of the summer term 2022.

The CFO will be expected to manage and oversee the finance function of the Trust as well as adding strategic value at Board level.  In addition, the post-holder will play a leading role operationally across the organisation and lead all commercial decision making and third-party negotiations, delivering high quality outcomes.

The successful candidate will hold a recognised accountancy qualification and have experience of managing financial and business strategies as well as experience of leading a team in a fast-paced environment. 

Coast Academies is an aspirational organisation comprising of three large Primary Schools situated in the beautiful coastal location of Torbay, South Devon.   The position will be based in our central team office and will require an element of travel between our schools.

If you have the qualities we are seeking, along with the aspiration to perform this challenging role in a dynamic and exciting environment, please apply.  We are happy to consider applications on either a full or part time basis and please note that no specific education sector experience is required - the key priority is to find the right person for the post.

If you would like to find out more about us and the post, please come and visit us at one of our Schools.  Alternatively, we would be happy to chat to you informally either over the phone or via a teams/zoom call. Please contact our HR Manager, Julie Drew on 01803 217866 or email to make any of these arrangements.

Please visit the ‘Vacancies’ section of our website: for more information about the post, including the Job Description, Person Specification and a downloadable application form.

Completed application forms to be emailed to: by the closing date of 9.00 a.m. on Friday 18 June 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and other pre-employment and reference checks.