Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance Officer – Fixed Term for 12 Months with option to extend.
Finance in the FE sector is a challenge. As we all strive to do more for less in a tough financial landscape, it takes a special set of skills to keep everyone on track and more importantly on budget. We don’t expect you to be a magician, however, we are interested in speaking with you if you have a proven background in a senior finance role, preferably in the FE or education sector.
This Senior Post Holder position is a pivotal role and will be a key member of the College’s Senior Leadership Team and instrumental in driving forward our strategy and plans. We have some exciting times ahead that include our new Strode Creative Immersive Learning Lab (SCILL) with state-of-the-art technology and an ambition to become the Digital College of Somerset. We also have agreed funding from the FE Capital Transformation Fund for an exciting redevelopment plan to replace an existing 1960’s building at the heart of our campus. There are lots of opportunities to be part of making a difference within our College and our wider community.
We have a dedicated and committed team of staff and our students are reflective of the culture of our College, achieving an Ofsted grade of Outstanding for their behaviour and attitudes.
You will hold a professional accounting qualification and will have experience in managing both Finance and Support Service functions including MIS, Exams and Admissions, IT, Finance, Estates and Commercial functions.
It is essential that you have a flexible approach and can lead and manage multiple projects and teams.
Strode College has a local and national reputation for excellence due to the outstanding quality of our teaching and support and the resulting high levels of student aspiration and achievements. We help students realise their potential, maximise their results and achieve success at College and in the future.
Rate of Pay or Salary: £80,000 per annum.
Working Time: Full Time – all year round.
Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 Months initially.
Pension: Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme.
Leave entitlement: 37 days per year plus bank holidays (per annum).
How to Apply
Please visit the vacancies section of our website https://www.strode-college.ac.uk/college-info/working-at-strode/current-vacancies
Prior to applying for this position, we encourage potential applicants to have a confidential informal discussion with John Revill, Principal and CEO. If you would like to arrange a call please contact John’s PA, Jane Stoodley, on 01458 844402. Agency applicants will not be considered for this campaign.
Closing Date for applications: 9am on Monday 19th February 2024
Interviews will be held on: w/c 26th February or w/c 4th March 2024
Strode College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.