Are you ready to do more than to keep score?

The Sheffield College is an anchor institution in the city of Sheffield and the local economy. We play a significant role equipping students with the skills to go further in their careers and meet the needs of employers. The Sheffield College has a strong leadership team determined to improve already good academic outcomes to even higher levels and we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. We see this postholder as key to this journey.

Finances in Further Education are becoming ever tighter, yet year on year our stakeholders ask for, and deserve more. Unlocking the conundrum of maintaining financial stability, growing the organisation, and supporting all budget holders to be creative and adaptive to get the very best value from scarce resource is a real challenge. Are you a strategic financial leader ready for that challenge?

If you are then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our Executive Leadership Team and work at a strategic level to take ownership for the planning and direction of the college’s finances, including annual Income and Expenditure of c. £50 million and Net Assets of c. £100 million, and the leadership of an experienced Finance team. You will spend your time working with the Board of Governors and managers, ensuring that high-quality financial information flows across the organisation to support good decision making.

Your listening and diagnostic and planning skills will be as important as your high level of technical skill as you act as Business Partner to managers. You will focus on reporting accurately to the Board, managing and improving our liquidity, maintaining excellent relationships with our funders, bankers and auditors and playing an important role in managing large capital and revenue budgets through sound financial project management, the provision of timely and relevant information and input of innovation and creativity to deliver Best Value for Money. We would like to make some improvements to our financial systems to ensure that we continue to work smartly, so experience and skills gained in delivering positive change are essential.

In return we offer an attractive salary, pension, annual leave entitlement and excellent working conditions. We also offer a constructive environment to support you to deliver your very best.


Organisation: The Sheffield College

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £80k-£90k (for an exceptional candidate) + LGPS Pension + Generous Annual Leave + Relocation

Posted date: 14/08/2020

Closing Date: 07/09/2020

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