This is an exciting time to join us, the DCET opened on 1 March 2022 as one of the first Catholic Multi Academy Trust’s (MATs) in Clifton Diocese. The DCET currently oversees six primary schools based in Somerset and North Somerset with a combined total of circa 1200 pupils, 200 staff and £5m budget. However, the Bishop’s ambitious growth strategy means it is expected to expand quickly over the next few years to over 20 mixed phase schools.
The Trust seeks to appoint a qualified accountant as a permanent full-time post holder with rights to work in the UK as soon as possible.
As the Trust’s most senior non-teaching employee, you will be part of Executive Leadership Team committed to working openly and ethically with the CEO and Trust Board, line managing central team staff and collaborating with other key stakeholders in the best interests of all children within and beyond DCET. You will have a major role in supporting delivery of the Bishop’s growth plan through effective advocacy, stakeholder engagement and completion of due diligence for prospective new or joining schools to enable informed decision making by the Trust Board. This is a post that will change over time; the post holder will be responsive and proactive in the context of organisational needs, strategic priorities and growth.