Group Financial Controller

The Tenax Schools Trust


Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9SH
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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial professional with an interest in education in this highly regarded and successful Church of England Trust.

Our successful candidate will ensure effective and compliant accounting processes and controls across the Trust and manage the Trust’s monthly and annual financial accounts, reports and
statutory returns. Working closely with our experienced Chief Financial Officer and individual School Business Managers they will play a lead role in overseeing the short-term and long-term financial position and sustainability of the Trust. The Trust is recognised for its strong financial management and the quality of its financial processes and controls, and as such contributes to the shaping of national financial policy and requirements for academies and school trusts.

The role is offered as 30 hours per week, term-time only plus 3 weeks during school holidays. A job share may be possible for the right candidate/s. The Trust is committed to flexible working and will always seek to accommodate the needs of employees, where possible agreeing alternative working arrangements.


The Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in our school communities and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure issued with the Trust and/or school as the employer.