TRUST Finance Officer (TFO)


Trust Finance Officer (Cheam Academies Network Multi-academy Trust)


  • Contract Term: Permanent
  • Contract Length: Full-time, all year round or reduced working weeks during school holiday periods.
  • Salary: £55k - £65k starting salary (FTE), depending on experience and qualifications with progression range to be agreed on appointment
  • Pension: Employer contributions 21% of salary
  • Hours: 30 - 36 hours per week across 5 days or delivered more flexibly
  • Start Date: asap after January 2024


For those looking for a very important and stimulating role in an ambitious multi-academy trust, this Trust Financial Officer (TFO) position could be the right next step for you. 


This is a very important role within the Trust, which will give the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to contribute to the Trust’s work.  You would work closely with the CEO and Trust Board to implement, monitor, review and develop financial systems and procedures within the Trust, ensuring that the Trust meets regulatory requirements and remains in good financial health.  This will involve advising and supporting school finance teams and holding them to account and taking a leadership role.


This is a great opportunity for someone with strong finance, analytical and communication skills. Previous work in schools is not required for those with the relevant transferable skills.  The role can be full-time, or be delivered more flexibly, depending on what is required to secure the right candidate.  


The Trust is based in the London Borough of Sutton, and works across two local schools providing secondary education for 3500 students.  


See Job Description for full details.


Further information and an application form are available from the joining us/staff vacancies page on the Trust website.   Please note that applications MUST be submitted on a Trust application form; CVs alone are not accepted. Training in school systems and practices will be provided.


Application on the Trust application form to the CHEAM HR Team asap and by

9am Monday 27th November 2023 at the latest.

Please note that if sufficient applications are received, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.


Cheam Academies Network, Cheam High School, Chatsworth Road, Cheam, Surrey SM3 8PW 

Tel:  020 8644 5790


Trust Website:

CHS Website:

OPH Website:


Cheam Academies Network is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Cheam Academies Network  is an equal opportunities employer.

Page Documents Date  
TRUST Information and Guidance 10th Nov 2023 Download
Trust Finance Officer JD 04th Dec 2023 Download
TRUST Support Application 05th Jan 2022 Download