Director of Finance & Resources

Ref: 4714

Wandle Learning Trust


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Role Managed by:

Diana Stewart-Brown

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6231


Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 23/07/2020

Wandle Learning Trust was founded in 2018 by the leaders of Chesterton Primary School and Chestnut Grove Academy in Wandsworth. Harnessing the power of the successful and longstanding partnership between their two schools, Mark Siswick and Christian Kingsley have gone on to grow a unique multi-academy trust; the only one in the country to feature a Teaching School, plus Maths, English and Early Years Hubs.

Paxton Academy joined the Trust in July 2019 and Ravenstone Primary is due to join this year. The Trust will continue to grow in a managed and sustainable way to create a community of outstanding schools with the highest expectations of all pupils, regardless of their backgrounds or starting points.

With growth comes complexity and the need to appoint a new Director of Finance and Resources. The successful candidate will be expected to bring a wealth of strategic thinking, problem solving and commitment to equality of education and inclusion to the role. Working directly with Mark and Christian the successful candidate will share their belief in the need for clear lines of accountability and transparent leadership.

We’re looking for someone with a demonstrable record of success in finance and resources leadership, with a proven ability to introduce and roll out new systems and work with multi-functional teams. The candidate will be creative in their thinking and adaptable in their approach and be guided by the question that guides all of us within the Trust – ‘What will the impact of my decision-making be on the outcomes and opportunities for the children and young people in our schools?’

Wandle Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the Board of Trustees expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.

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