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Appointing a chief financial officer (CFO) is likely to be the most important recruitment decision a MAT makes. Learn how to market your vacancy to appeal to experienced CFOs and finance directors from outside the education sector.

Here, Dan Allen, chief financial officer (CFO) at The Key, shares advice on how to go about the first critical step in recruiting a CFO or finance director from outside the education sector, for multi-academy trusts (MATs) that are looking to do so.

How to market the opportunity attractively

The challenges and changes in the MAT sector can make for an interesting proposition for CFOs from sectors beyond education. When advertising your vacancy, make sure you:

Highlight the similarities between MATs and businesses

In doing so, draw out the similarities with working in the private sector. Dan said this should help to challenge any assumptions that the education sector is a very tightly regulated, local

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