I am delighted that you are interested in the role of National Director: Finance with Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT). This is a unique opportunity to work at the most challenging and interesting strategic level in a high-performing and respected organisation.

OAT champions the excellent academic achievement and all-round wellbeing and development of the 29,000+ young people it serves, across 39 academies nationwide. Our vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential, whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We are determined to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.

As you will have gathered from the job advert, we are aware that increasing the efficiency of the way we work and deliver services will be key to releasing resources for school improvement. If we are to hold fast to our values, and deliver life-changing education for every child, we must also be sure that we are the best-run organisation in the sector. You will play a pivotal role in shaping and delivering a ‘fit for future’ finance function, with leadership and integrity commensurate with our overall mission.

With change, growth and continued ambition across the Trust; a high-performing group of colleagues in the Executive; and a strong, talented Board of Trustees, there couldn’t be a better home for your track record, experience, vision and ideas than OAT. We have engaged Navigate NDC to support us with this appointment, so if you’ve any questions about the role or the process, please don’t hesitate to contact our advisors Jo Fish / David Gooda on 0113 287 8445 or email oat-ND@navigategroup.co.uk

I’m very much looking forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely

Nick Hudson
Chief Executive, OAT