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Director of Finance and Resources – The Mill Hill School Foundation

London NW7


Applications are invited for the post of Director of Finance and Resources at the Mill Hill School Foundation.

Situated in 160 acres of magnificent parkland in North London, The Mill Hill School Foundation is a successful family of four leading co-educational schools providing an outstanding educational experience for pupils aged 3-18. Mill Hill School, the Senior School, is one of London’s leading co-educational day and boarding schools; Grimsdell Mill Hill Pre-Preparatory School is a day school for pupils aged 3 to 7; Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School is a day school for pupils aged 7 to 13 and The Mount, Mill Hill International is a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 13 to 17 from non-English speaking backgrounds.

The Mill Hill School Foundation now seeks to appoint an exceptional Director of Finance and Resources. This is an exciting time of development for the Foundation with the recent appointment of the Chief Executive Officer, Antony Spencer. In recent years there has been a period of sustained growth, resulting in around 1600 pupils, and approximately £35m of annual fee income.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Finance and Resources will manage the Foundation’s finances and be responsible for the effective and efficient use of all its resources. The Foundation has ambitious plans for the future, and excellent financial leadership will be vital to achieving this. In addition s/he will have oversight of both the Foundation HR and IT functions. As a key member of the executive team, the successful applicant will make a significant contribution to the shaping of overall strategy, including the formation of a strategic development plan.

S/he will have a proven track record of senior leadership in an operational finance role, leading a finance function and supporting a CEO, Head or General manager to drive excellence and best practice within an operating business. Warm and tenacious s/he will evidence effective management of people in a complex setting and will possess strong influencing and relationship management skills.

Prior experience of working in a school or charity is not required but a genuine interest in education and sympathy with the educational ethos of The Mill Hill School Foundation is essential.

The importance of the post is recognised in a very attractive remuneration package.

The post is available from April 2020, but the actual start date is flexible for the successful candidate.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Nina Lambert to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or 07764 185745

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download on this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form which should be addressed to Antony Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, The Mill Hill School Foundation.

Please email both documents as pdf files to Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator at

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th February 2020 at 10:00am.

The Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced DBS.

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Key Dates

  • Closing Date for Applications 28 February 2020 10:00am
  • Preliminary interviews with the CEO will take place on either 06 March 2020 or 09 March 2020
  • Final interviews 16 March 2020