Director of Finance
REAch2 Academy Trust (remote)
The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the appointed candidate.

About the Role

Following a period of growth and change, REAch2 have created a Director of Finance role, to manage the financial, risk and contingency management strategies for the Trust and provide the Executive Team with the detailed financial analysis and the insight they need to ensure the continued financial sustainability of the Trust. This role will be CFO designate and in approximately 18-24 months the successful candidate will step up to lead as CFO for the Trust.

This role has direct responsibility for the Finance Team which includes Procurement, Contract Management, Catering and Payroll activities and accountability for the financial support provided to 62 academies. Understanding the challenges of funding across the primary sector and the impact of these challenges at school level is key to this role. The Director of Finance is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and supports the wider operations of the Trust, prior to becoming CFO.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in a senior finance role and a proven track record of managing finance at scale and system implementation. They will align with the values, aims, and ambitions for the Trust and the REAch2 Touchstones.

Given REAch2’s schools are all over the country, we have no preference where you live.
The role will involve travel across the country to visit schools and to London for meetings
with regulators and other stakeholders.

Closing Date
Friday 12th April 2024 at 12pm (midday)
Trust Social Media

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to REAch2
Academy Trust on this appointment.

Candidates should apply for this role via using code
SAPAZD. Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover
letter and complete the online equal opportunities monitoring* form.


REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A flexible work location for this role
  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
  • A competitive salary,
  • Reimbursed travel expenses,
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.