Finance Director

Salary to £80,000 + Benefits more may be available for an exceptional candidate

A dynamic college for aspiring communities West Nottinghamshire College is widely regarded as one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country, offering a wide range of curriculum to meet both the needs of individuals and employers locally, regionally and nationally. The College owns a highly successful market leading online assessment company which operates in more than 20 countries worldwide and has a dedicated centre in India.

The College offers education and training in all major industry sectors and at all levels from pre-GCSE to full degree level. With just over 26,000 students, the College prides itself on providing a high quality experience to individuals and employers.

Renowned nationally for its significant apprenticeship provision, the College delivers in the range of 11,000 to 14,000 apprenticeships annually. Subcontracting has been a strong feature of the programme.

Our exceptional financial management coupled with clear vision and strong leadership puts us firmly on the map as one of the most successful colleges in the country. This allows us to continue to invest in our local provision to give people a truly world class learning opportunity.

At West Nottinghamshire College we have invested over £50m transforming our estate and have achieved this dream through vision, ambition and boldness.

The role

Reporting to the Principal/Chief Executive, as a key member of the College’s Executive team, you will lead on the development of Financial Strategies that will support the College and help it achieve its strategic objective.

Through your outstanding leadership and technical expertise you will excite, inspire and nurture a positive team culture, whilst providing excellence in service delivery.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the College’s financial budgeting and reporting processes, ensuring the College is compliant with external and internal reporting and audit requirements. The role will require you to embody the college’s values; working with Professionalism, taking Responsibility for your actions, and giving Respect to clients and colleagues alike.

About you

Together with an outstanding business acumen and solutions orientated approach, you will bring a proven ability to add value and deliver against challenging targets and timescales. You will be an inspiring leader and strong team player, who has an innate understanding of financial management as a basis for decision-making and rapid growth.

You will be CCAB qualified and have demonstrable experience of developing and implementing strategies and practices at an Executive level in a large, innovative organisation, where you have built credibility with key stakeholders.

Please provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae along with a covering letter which explains both why you are attracted to this post and what in particular makes you the right person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 2 pages.

For a confidential discussion contact: Laurence Wolahan M 07985 443 826 / 07764 902 591 or Jamie Houlders T 0113 200 3733

Preliminary interviews : 14th and 15th August 2017

Formal interviews: TBC

Note: The above dates are subject to change