Chief Financial Officer

Required from June 2020 for the Cambridge Primary Education Trust
Salary in the region of £60,000 depending on skills/experience
This is a permanent, full-time position with a 52-week contract
Monday to Friday (with hours to be negotiated)
Responsible to Chief Executive Officer

Cambridge Primary Education Trust has an exciting new vacancy for an exceptional finance professional with proven experience in strategic financial planning and management to direct finance operations across our Trust. The successful candidate will be required to provide strategic leadership on finance, audit, compliance and risk management in addition to having an in-depth knowledge of the principles and methods of financial control and reporting within a multi-academy trust setting. The ability to produce timely, accurate and clear financial management information allowing leaders in our schools to make informed decisions will be a key aspect of the role. The aim of the role will be to maintain financial stability for the Trust, oversee individual school budgets and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for the pupils in our schools. The post-holder will work closely with the Finance Managers in each school as well as the CEO, Headteachers and the Trustees. The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership and communication skills, build strong positive relationships across our schools and will be responsive and pro-active in the context of the Trust’s strategic aims and priorities.

Applications from candidates holding a recognised accountancy qualification (or equivalent) would be desirable.

Cambridge Primary Education Trust (CPET) is a highly successful multi‐academy trust which currently comprises of Histon & Impington Infant School, Histon & Impington Junior School, Hatton Park Primary School, Trumpington Park Primary School and Somersham Primary School. Our schools work very closely together and we promote collaborative working across the whole Trust in addition to providing outstanding professional development opportunities for all of our staff.

Cambridge Primary Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th April 2020 (by midday)
Interviews: April 2020

Visits are warmly welcomed; please contact the School Office at Histon & Impington Junior School, telephone 01223 712192 to arrange an appointment.
Application packs can be downloaded from the Cambridge Primary Education Trust website or by emailing

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Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Friday 24 April 2020
School name
Cambridge Primary Education Trust
Mrs L Birch
DfE school no.
The Green Histon Cambridge
CB24 9JA
01223 712192
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