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Viking Academy Trust

Viking Academy Trust


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER for the Viking Academy Trust...

The role of the Viking Academy Trust Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is to provide high quality leadership and management of the Trust’s financial functions, in order that the Trust can run efficiently and effectively in delivering its vision, aims and objectives.

Salary: IRO £40-45,000 (negotiable for the right candidate)

The CFO will work with the Board, the Heads of School and the Trust Leadership Team, (of which he or she will be a member), to establish the vision for the future financial management of the Trust. The CFO will contribute to the Board’s strategic decision making, whilst taking advantage of economies of scale by centralising contracts and by rationalising the accounting function as appropriate to the Trust’s present and intended structure.

The CFO will ensure that sound and appropriate financial governance and risk management arrangements are in place across the Trust, that budgets are prepared and monitored and that annual accounts are delivered in accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook, the EFSA guidelines and with all statutory requirements.

The CFO will lead the promotion and delivery by the whole organisation of good financial management so that public money is safeguarded at all times and used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further details of the role.

Previous finance / accounts experience essential.

Previous school finance experience beneficial but not essential.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Trust Secretary, Mrs C Southern, to arrange a meeting to discuss the role prior to submitting an application. or via Chilton school office: 01843 597695

Applicants are advised to visit the Viking Academy Trust website to gain further understanding of the Multi-Academy Trust:   

Please visit Kent-Teach for further details


Schools Direct Placements at THE VIKING ACADEMY TRUST

School Direct is a new route into teaching. Whether you have just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years School Direct offers a brilliant teacher training opportunity. You will be based at one of our outstanding schools, learning on the job with and alongside outstanding practitioners. Successful completion of a School Direct course with the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


Applications for School Direct places with EKLA for September 2018 OPEN IN OCTOBER 2017

Applications for 2018 -19 places are managed by UCAS through a single admissions system.

Applications for School Direct Trainees to start in September 2018 open from October 2017 

Please follow this link for detailed information:


The EKLA will be holding the following 2018 entry School Direct Information Evenings:

Wednesday 18th October 2017 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - King Ethelbert School, Birchington (booking required)
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 6:30 pm - Best Western Hotel, Canterbury (drop in)
Thursday 11th January 2018 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Joy Lane Primary School (booking required)

Please contact EKLA to book your place: 

Phone:  01843 830 215


For more information about School Direct placements and funding arrangements please visit: