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Elmwood & Penrose Federation are seeking to appoint a permanent full time Strategic Finance and Development Officer

Grade 9 Full time 37 hours per week all year round. To start as soon as possible

Elmwood & Penrose Federation are seeking to appoint a flexible, dynamic and strategic finance and development officer to join the growing organisation. This is a very exciting time for the federation as they are about to move into the new Polden Bower School. The Federation is an outward facing organisation, has an excellent reputation within the local community and is working in partnership with both The Bridge school, Sedgemoor and Avalon Special School. 

We are seeking a Strategic Finance and Development Officer to support the Executive Headteacher and the Governing Board to oversee the work of the Support Services. To create new business opportunities which create a sustainable organisation which is at the heart of the local community.

we are looking for someone who can:

  • Think strategically, create new sustainable business opportunities 
  • Lead a highly skilled and dedicated team within the support services
  • Understand school budgets and provide a strategic overview of the schools finances including benchmarking to ensure effectice and efficient use of funds
  • Write strategic reports to both Executive leaders and Governing boards
  • Committed to their own continuing professional development and training 

We are committed to offering our staff extensive CPD and training opportunities and a dedicated skilled team of staff.

Please apply by emailing completed application form to Sue Pring at

Should you need any further information please contact Mrs Sue Pring on 01278 456243

Closing date: Tuesday 18 May 2021 at midday

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 26 May 2021

Elmwood & Penrose Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

Elmwood & Penrose Federation, Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AW

Tel: 01278 456243     Email:

Age range: 4-19


Strategic Finance and Development Officer - Job Description

Non Teaching Application Form August 2020

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