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Chief Finance Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£47,511 - £50,448
Highams Park School, 34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. 1 FTE ( Maternity Cover).
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/02/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9PJ


Chief Financial Officer - Maternity Cover - May 2020

NJC POINT PO7 43-46 £47,511- £50,448 (Outer London)


The Chief Financial Officer will be directly responsible to the Principal who is the Accounting Officer for the Academy and is ultimately responsible for the proper financial conduct of the institution.


The Chief Financial Officer will provide advice on strategic financial issues, be responsible for financial management for the Academy and the leadership and management of the financial team.  The Chief Financial Officer is a key member of the Academy’s Senior Management Team and is expected to bring a modern, business-like approach to the leadership of the finance function, running it as a highly competent and efficient service. The appointee will develop and deliver a proactive, customer–focused service.


The Chief Financial Officer will line manage the Finance Controller, the Finance Officer and link with the Data Support Services Manager for Educational Visits.


The team is responsible for all aspects of financial management.


In addition to leading the finance team, the Chief Financial Officer will contribute to strategy and policy development to support the academy’s aims and objectives, will ensure the provision of management information for the schools planning and monitoring systems, and will ensure the completion of statistical returns to external agencies.


 Please email the school on  HR Manager, or go to our

 website to find out more.  Please complete our application form (download from website) and return by midday 21 February 2020.


Early applications will be considered on receipt and interviews scheduled accordingly. Visits to the School can be arranged by contacting the HR Manager.


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Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.