Head of Finance

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and committed Head of Finance to join us at Sheiling School.

Set in a lovely 30-acre rural setting in Thornbury, close to Bristol, on-site accommodation may be available if required.

  • 6.6 weeks paid holiday, which includes bank holiday allowance
  • Free onsite parking, subject to availability
  • Pension
  • Perkbox benefits package (exclusive freebies and discounts), Employee Assistance Programme and 24/7 online access to medical professionals via Perkbox Medical

  • Maintaining accurate financial records and providing relevant financial information to ensure the effective running of Sheiling School
  • Providing high quality support to the CEO in planning and controlling the work of Sheiling School and the Charity
  • Working closely with the Heads of HR, Resource, Fundraising and Development

Candidates must have excellent leadership skills, be educated to degree level or equivalent and must have a recognised professional accounting qualification with a thorough practical understanding of management accounting principles and techniques. The ideal candidate will also have experience of charity accounting (desirable).


Candidates are encouraged to contact the CEO for further information. Please contact Claire Nolan claire.nolan@sheilingschool.org.uk to arrange a telephone conversation.

Competitive Salary

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday


Full Job Description

  • Applications will be accepted until the post is filled
  • Start date: ASAP

Application Form

Application Form

Safer Recruitment

Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including thorough checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please read the following policies prior to interview:

Child Protection Policy

Adult Protection Policy and Procedures



Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and DBS.

HR Department
Sheiling School
Thornbury Park
Park Road
Bristol BS35 1HP
01454 412 194
01454 411 860

Sheiling School on Eteach

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