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Join the Nexus team as a Deputy Chief Finance Officer

We are seeking a highly competent, enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our Trust finance team as our new Deputy Chief Finance Officer.

About our Trust 

Nexus Multi Academy Trust (MAT) is an established schools Trust which currently operates across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. We have a clear growth plan, and an exemplary track record of managing schools and public finances. Our strategic plan outlines our vision, values and objectives for further growth and development, and our medium term financial strategy sets out the detail of our financial planning ethos.

About the role

The post will be based in the central team at Trust Head Offices at the Magna 34 business park, and work within a team of highly competent accountants. The Trust has a robust and exhaustive financial management framework in place, with the effectiveness of this reflected in our annual accounts and management letter. The successful applicant will therefore be joining a strong, highly effective finance department that will develop further in response to the emergent needs of our growing Trust.

The type of person we’re looking for…

The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm, resilience and a proven track record of working in a public finance setting. The post holder will be required to offer professional challenge and undertake budget and policy analysis to act and advise the Chief Finance Officer accordingly.

Experience of working within a defined chart of accounts is essential, as is a solid understanding of accounting (for example experience of posting year-end journals, reconciliation of fund types, and interpretation of key figures in year-end accounts). As the Trust is an exempt charity and also a private limited company, applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Charities Commission SORP and the role and function of Companies House.

Whilst applicants already operating at a similar level are preferential, this post could be an exciting next step for applicants on the career ladder.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Chief Finance Officer and work closely with Directors, Executive Management Team and Headteachers to ensure rigorous financial management and oversight remains in place.

Employee Benefits

Nexus MAT is a flexible employer, so applicants wishing to work part time are encouraged to apply. The Trust works to local government terms and conditions, and the successful applicant will automatically be enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme. Pay is mapped to local authority terms and conditions (Green Book), which are typically subject to annual inflationary increases as agreed by Government. The role comes with up to 37 days annual leave entitlement (FTE) plus bank holidays.

More information about the role can be found in the attached documents.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Given the post holder will be working in settings with children and young people, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Scheme check will be undertaken. Please note that references will be requested for all shortlisted candidate before the interview date, unless specified otherwise.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email Warren Carratt, Chief Executive Officer, at ceo@nexusmat.org to arrange a telephone call. More information about Nexus Multi Academy Trust can be accessed at www.nexusmat.org.

Completed application forms must be submitted to Maria Simpson, at msimpson@nexusmat.org

Supporting documentation:

Trust Annual Accounts 2020-21

Trust Annual Accounts 2020-21 Management Letter (attached document below)

Trust Medium Term Financial Strategy (attached document below)

Trust Prospectus

Trust Annual Report 2020-21


Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 12 June 2022

Shortlisting: Tuesday 14 June 2022

Interviews will be held on: Friday 24 June 2022

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Career salary

£52,997 - £56,306 (inflationary increase due in September)

Working hours

Career location

Central Trust, South Yorkshire

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