Contract Type: Full Time
Finance Director
Salary: FTE £51,315 - £59,492
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Mallard Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9PW
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Finance Director

We are open to applications for the post as a part-time opportunity.

Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of children and young people? Then you could be exactly the person we are looking for at The Bishop of Winchester Academy.

We are seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Finance Director who has the qualities of an inspiring leader and the skills and experience to ensure continued financial sustainability and development of the academy.

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant who has an understanding of the legal and financial regulations and procedures relevant to the academy sector.

The successful candidate will be able to successfully lead the finance team, bringing in-depth knowledge and actively contributing to the development of efficient finance systems and process, with a robust but pragmatic internal controls. Additionally, be self-motivated with a commitment to improving the lives of the children and communities we serve.

Why work for The Bishop of Winchester Academy?

• We are a Christian school with a strong vision, values and leadership – ethos
• Improving the life chances of all our students is at the very centre of our work
• Enrolment into the LGPS – One of the most generous pension schemes in the UK
• Cycle to work scheme
• We occupy a brand new building with 21st century facilities
• Supportive community
• There is ample on-site staff parking

We are proud of our unique Christian ethos and links with the local church communities. Our school is  committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

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About The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Academy is a Church of England school that serves Bournemouth families who want their children to experience education within a distinctively Christian ethos. We are very proud of our recent Ofsted report which identified that increasing numbers of students make Outstanding progress. The report also identified Leadership and Management, student behaviour, the curriculum and Governance as Outstanding. "The Academy has made great progress in improving student achievement, attendance and behaviour since it opened." (Ofsted July 2013)

We are tremendously excited with our new buildings.  Students now thrive in state of the art buildings with first class resources.  The vast majority of students now aspire to continuing their education in our exciting new 6th Form which opened in September 2014.

The academy is hugely popular and oversubscribed in all year groups. Visitors always comment positively on the friendly, happy and purposeful atmosphere which characterises our community. Our students are proud of their school. We celebrate our students at every opportunity. It is truly humbling to be trusted with helping to shape their futures. It is a trust that we do not take lightly. I am always happy to show parents around our school. Please feel welcome to visit us and see us at work, I would be happy to take you on a tour personally.