Trustee Vacancy - Finance Specialism

Cornerstone Academy Trust are wanting to recruit to a vacancy on the main trustee board and finance committee for an Accountancy/Finance specialist.

About the Trust

Cornerstone Academy Trust in Devon is a forward looking, agile multi academy trust where like-minded schools can collaborate and develop in a local, supportive learning environment with distinctive, extended curriculum opportunities.

Broadclyst Community Primary School (Ofsted Outstanding), which became one of the first Academies in the UK in 2010, was the first school in the Trust, and the Trust then opened Westclyst Community Primary School in September 2016. Westclyst, whilst temporarily based on the BCPS site, achieved an Ofsted Outstanding grading on its initial inspection in 2019 and the school then moved to its permanent position in the heart of Westclyst in September 2019, occupying a state-of-the-art building.

The Trust expanded further in January 2019 when Yeo Valley Primary School in Barnstaple joined the MAT as part of a sponsorship agreement. In September 2020 the Trust opened another Primary School in Monkerton just outside of Exeter. The Trust is also a Teaching School, as well as being a Science Learning Partnership and an English Hub, providing conferences and learning opportunities for its own staff as well as other schools in the local area and beyond. We are also a designated EdTech Demonstrator.

The Role

We are looking for a person/people to work with us who share our ethos and commitment to excellence. The applicant should have a current recognisedaccountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA etc). Experience of working in the education sector is not essential but would be beneficial.

Finance meetings are held on a Monday night at Broadclyst School from 5-8pm once a month and the Full Trust Board normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 7pm. The commitment would be for around 6 hours per month of meetings with preparation time beforehand. The applicant would need to have a full DBS check. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-award-winning team that serves to provide an education standard “a cut-above” the rest.


Applicants should email a copy of their CV and a short paragraph detailing why they would be suitable for the role to the Chair of Trustees, Samantha Chapman via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also email Sam for any additional information or if you have any questions.