Chief Finance Officer – Inspire Education Trust

Location: Coventry

Salary: £67,364 – £74,295 (L20 – L24)

Job Start Date: 

Job Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 10 June 2021

Job Description


Inspire Education Trust is a Multi Academy Trust that grew from a shared belief that children deserve a first-class education so that each individual pupil understands what they are capable of, what talents they have, and strives for excellence in themselves in order to succeed in the next stage of their education and the world of work.

IET currently has six schools across Coventry within our family; five primaries and one secondary school. The motto for our Trust is “Together we grow, individually we achieve’.

The CFO is a new and exciting role, and the successful candidate will lead, develop, and directly oversee the finance strategy and operations of the Trust. When the need arises, it is also essential that they are prepared to be hands on.

A chartered accountancy qualification along with proven experience within a similar environment and evidence of significant recent CPD of your professional skills is an essential requirement for this role, as is evidence of success in the independent delivery of project-type work. Experience of working in the education sector is desirable.

If you have any questions about the role, or would like a confidential and informal chat, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Craig Keady on 07591 596943 /

To download the application pack, please visit Then complete the expression of interest from to reveal a link to download the documents.

  • The closing date for applications is: 3pm Thursday 10 June 2021
  • Short-listing will take place on: Friday 11 June 2021
  • The final interviews will take place on: 17 and 18 June 2021

Inspire Education Trust 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). Please see IET’s Safeguarding and Recruitment Policies for further details.