Director of Finance and Operations

Job Title: Director of Finance and Operations
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + pension and career development
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3920458_1611161764
Contact Name: Andrew Wilson
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 20, 2021 16:56

Job Description

An exciting new Director of Finance and Operations role in Oxfordshire with attractive remuneration & package.

Your new company
The Cothill Trust is a group of five prep schools and is undergoing an exciting period of renewal. Following a period of rapid change and improvement, the organisation is now poised to play a leading role in the future of the UK prep sector. The Trust boasts a portfolio of strong schools, which are supported by an appropriately skilled Trust Office. The Trust is overseen by an experienced Board of Trustees, who are fully committed to playing their part as a leading charity in the sector.

Your new role
The ideal candidate will be commercially aware and able to join the Executive Board to develop the best path of sustainable growth, displaying a strong track record of achievement, a keen interest in the opportunities that prep school education provides and an ability to deliver results in a collaborative and collegiate manner. You will challenge assumptions, make decisions and provide commercial analysis and guidance on activities, plans, targets and business drivers; contributing fully to the development of Trust strategy across all areas of the business.

We are looking for an experienced executive to join the leadership team at Trust Office. You will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Trust and improve further the services that the team at Trust Office provides. You will need to demonstrate a strong track record as a leader, a passion for education and a commitment to a collegiate way of working.

What you'll need to succeed
Graduate with a relevant post graduate professional services qualification
Experience of leading and motivating a team in a large organisation
Experience of business development and the management of professional service providers
Experience of devising and implementing strategic plans Strong presentation skills, comfortable at Board level Good project management skills Genuine interest in the sector and the mission of the Trust
Able to adapt quickly to changing conditions.
Flexible and creative.
Collaborative and collegiate approach, enjoy working as part of a team
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively in a matrix environment
Accounting, MBA or property-related qualification

What you'll get in return
The Cothill Trust is prepared to offer an attractive and competitive salary to secure the best candidate.
The following notes provide guidance, without prejudice, on the likely main provisions:
* A competitive remuneration package is available, with a salary commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate.
* Fee remission is available at our schools
* A competitive pension scheme
* Annual holiday entitlement is 27 days (plus 3 days between Christmas and New Year when the office is closed) and bank holidays
* The successful applicant will be required to complete a self-disclosure Medical Questionnaire
* The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, clearance from the DBS, proof of identity and qualifications

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