Head of Finance, BH12 5HH

£48,835 - £54,943 per annum

Posted 2 weeks ago | ref: 241232

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Head of Finance (Hybrid)

We are looking for a Head of finance to join our team in a Higher Education Institution in Dorset. This role is perfect for an individual who is looking to lead and manage staff across the Finance section in support of the University’s strategic mission, vision, and values, providing coaching and support as required.

The Role

  • To lead and manage the Finance professionals and team with responsibility for the
    development and implementation of policies in relation to Finance, ensuring that these
    are aligned to the strategic direction of the University and implemented to high levels of
    user satisfaction.
  •  To deliver a considerable variety of work with recognised expertise from strategic
    financial reporting, forecasting and budget planning through to the implementation of
    finance systems, the provision of management accounts information, the payment of staff
    and all stakeholders and the collection of income.
  • To oversee project implementations, integrations, and upgrades of financial functions
    with the ability to evaluate the best business process within those systems to enhance
    the University’s digital infrastructure.
  • To work with customers, other services and external agencies as appropriate
    as may be required in the delivery of duties.
  • To plan and allocate work within the Finance section. Take responsibility for
    longer term planning in line with the overall direction and longer-term plans of
    the Finance area.

You Will Need

  • Experience with working within Higher Education (Desirable)
  • Experience of managing and leading staff


  • Post graduate qualification in relevant subject 
  • Degree Level qualification
  • Subject related qualification or professional membership accreditation- ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA

What’s on Offer?

  • Monday to Friday 
  • £48,835 – £54,943 per annum

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.