Deputy Director of Finance

Deputy Director of Finance


Salary:    N11 -  £52,566 to £55,840 per annum (pay award pending)

Hours:  Full time, 37 hours per week, all year round

Contract:     Permanent

Start date:    ASAP

Location:      Gosforth Group Head Office, Seaton Burn

You will be employed by the Gosforth Group and may need to work across all locations within the Multi Academy Trust as required.

About the Trust

Gosforth Group are a thriving and ambitious Multi Academy Trust, committed to excellence in education, where all students are valued equally, regardless of their background or ability. 

‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi Academy Trust: to educate, support and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.

We are extremely proud of what we have achieved so far and as a collective group, we have an ambitious vision for future growth. Currently, the Gosforth Group comprises of 6 academies, providing education to approx. 6000 students in middle, secondary and post 16-settings, across Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside. We employ over approx. 650 colleagues across the group, who are responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of empowerment, growth and unrivalled support, making the Gosforth Group a special place to both work and learn.

About the role

The Deputy Director of Finance is responsible for ensuring effective management of the Trust’s financial systems and processes through the targeted planning, implementation and embedding of finance projects, policies, procedures and initiative, aligned to the core purpose and strategic direction of the Trust ensuring compliance with Financial and Statutory Regulations.

As a fast-growing multi-academy trust, timely, accurate financial information and control is paramount, as such we are looking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced finance professional to lead the team and help bring about organisational change.

The Deputy Director of Finance will work regularly with key internal and external stakeholders and provide support to other members of the central finance team and the Director of Finance.

What we are looking for

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled finance professional who has the ability to achieve our Trust Vision, ensure the team deliver excellence in customer service and provide support on a diverse range of projects to strict deadlines.

You can find further details in the job profile and person specification.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Benefits include; LGPS pension scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, free on-site parking and gym facilities
  • An opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • Wider career development opportunities to be involved across the Gosforth Group

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact either Claire Johnson on 0191 285100 

To apply

Please apply online on our vacancy website:

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, and so early application is encouraged.  We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy prior to this date.


Monday 24th  June  at 9.00am

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  This means certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide and you can view our Policy on the Employment of Ex-offenders here


Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will normally be requested prior to interview for those candidates shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, along with other relevant pre-employment checks, including an online check.


The Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.


Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview, will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.