Chief Finance and Operations Officer – St Joseph Catholic MAT

Location: Liverpool - North West

Salary: Competitive to attract the best and will be commensurate with experience

Job Start Date: 

Job Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 17 May 2022

Job Description


St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is looking for a new Chief Finance and Operations Officer to lead the finance, business planning and operations functions of a new and fast growing Multi-Academy Trust.

Recently formed St Joseph CMAT has been established to support schools as they face the challenges of educational landscape. We currently have 2 secondary academies and 4 primary academies, with plans for further rapid growth.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Chief Finance and Operations Officer who can share the Trust’s ambition and aspirations, and support the Trust with its ambitious growth plan.

The CFOO will be responsible for:

  • Providing high-quality leadership and management of the Trust’s financial functions
  • Ensuring all statutory, regulatory and government requirements (including reporting arrangements) are met
  • Overseeing HR, Estates Management, Health and Safety, Governance and other Trust Business
  • Developing opportunities for growth of the St Joseph CMAT and positive impact on the wider education system
  • Maximising income generation opportunities across the Trust
  • Providing efficient assistance to the CEO, the Board, Headteachers, Business Managers and other key staeholders.

This is a unique opportunity to join a truly unique organisation where ambitions are achieved, where aspirations are encouraged, including among our staff, and are dedicated to the professional development of all our employees.

To find out more, please visit For an informal discussion please contact Laura McGunigle at to arrange a call or 07931384683. To apply, please complete an application form and in addition, please outline any relevant experience and personal qualities you would bring to St Joseph CMAT, sending to

  • Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 17 May 2022
  • Interviews: Friday 20 May 2022
  • The role will be based at LACE, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, where interviews will take place

St Joseph CMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we will check the suitability of staff to work with children. Applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and overseas police checks (where applicable).