Newbury College & University Centre, based in the heart of Berkshire, currently serves around 3,000 learners and has an annual turnover of c£9m. We are on a mission to be an outstanding education provider. As an Ofsted ‘good’ college and accredited with silver Investors in People, we are recognised as a great place to study and work.
We are looking for a Director of Finance to join our established Senior Leadership team and help us to build a strong financial base from which to meet the needs of our community and the local economy.
This pivotal role will ensure the College’s financial stability and accurate financial reporting. You will also be the Business Partner to senior colleagues ensuring that the College’s infrastructure is appropriately resourced to deliver an excellent student experience in a growing and vibrant college.
You will be an ambitious forward thinking qualified accountant, with positive communication skills who is looking to progress to that next step in your career. You will be prepared to work both operationally and at a strategic level, which means working effectively with staff, external partners and with members of the Corporation Board.
You could be someone outside of the college sector who wants to work in a job which has a positive impact on the community, or someone in the sector looking for that next role. You should have the skills to build rapport and to be diligent in continuing to build robust finances for the College.
If this resonates with you, we would welcome your application with a view to joining our friendly and dynamic college. In return you will receive a competitive remuneration package which includes generous annual leave entitlement and an excellent pension.
For this important role we have appointed Protocol to manage this assignment. In the first instance please direct any questions to our retained Recruitment Consultants, Ian Sackree, Dan Bacon and David Beynon. Conversations can also be arranged with our Principal Iain Wolloff.
Newbury College welcomes applications regardless of age, gender (or transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, disability, race, religion or belief, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled and ex-forces applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Newbury College is committed to high quality learning opportunities for individuals and employers in West Berkshire, and the surrounding areas.
We offer around 1,000 full and part-time courses from our purpose-built campus on Monks Lane and across other community venues in West Berkshire. The programmes cover a range of career-focused vocational subjects including engineering, digital, health and social care, leadership and management, public services and many more, with progression opportunities up to degrees and postgraduate programmes within the on-site University Centre Newbury (UCN).
Our full-time, career-focused programmes encompass Vocational Qualifications, maths and English GSCEs, Work-Related Activities and Progression Coaching. There are also many professional part-time and apprenticeship programmes for adults, that provide opportunities for career progression alongside your current role.
Newbury College also specialises in the support of learners with both physical and mental needs. Our overall mantra is careers not courses, and this includes supporting all learners into independent living or employability. To achieve this, our proactive and forward-thinking employer engagement team support learners at all levels and all abilities, matching them to employers and careers, leading to meaningful outcomes.
Our facilities are some of the best in the area, including an engineering solutions lab to support students working in the engineering industry, and the development of digital labs within the UCN. We also have a training restaurant and two beauty salons that are open to the general public. Our construction centre includes an area for electrical installation and carpentry. The Sports Hall is used for enrichment activities and is available to be hired out for external events and sports.
Before applying, please download and read the all the supporting documents and for an informal discussion about this role please contact Ian Sackree FCCA (07795 271559) David Beynon (07970 042334) or Dan Bacon (07934 062726)
If you wish to apply for this position, then please:
- Complete the following documents and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading of ‘Director of Finance’.
Please submit the following:
- An up-to-date CV
- A Cover Letter. Please explain your motivation for applying and what you will bring to the role. (NB – no more than 3 sides of A4, font 11, Arial)
- An Additional Information Form
- An Equality and Diversity Form
Protocol will send an acknowledgement of receipt via email to all applicants within 24 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, then please call Dan Bacon on 07934062726.
Please provide the names, addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We expect to take up references for candidates who have been shortlisted unless you tell us otherwise.
Conversations can be arranged with the Principal & Chief Executive and if you wish to take up this offer, please contact the team at Protocol to arrange.
|Closing Date for Applications||Sunday 28 November 2021|
|Discussions with Protocol||As applications are received and by Friday 3 December|
|Interview & Assessment Centre||TBC in December|
Organisation: Newbury College
Salary: Salary up to £65k, plus 35 days annual leave & Local Government Pension
Posted date: 05/11/2021
Closing Date: 28/11/2021