Finance Director/VP Finance
West Nottinghamshire College
West Nottinghamshire College is a huge asset to the communities it serves and the 26,000 students it educates, trains and develops. The facilities of the College are some of the best in the country, having overseen £50m of capital projects – including a University Centre for Mansfield with a purpose to raise aspirations in the local area.
Having enjoyed over a decade of growth, improvement and development across its quality of provision, scale of delivery and estate it is now experiencing a period of financial challenge and is being supported through regulatory intervention and ongoing review. Subsequently, the journey ahead will be a challenging, yet achievable one, assisted by the support of a strong executive team, enthusiastic Board and engaged staff team.
The College seeks to appoint an experienced Finance Director/VP Finance to support the College and work closely with the Principal & CEO, Board and executive team to bring financial stability to the College and to satisfy the requirements of stakeholders, funders and regulators. The next 12/24 months will be a busy period of change within the organisation and the Finance Director/VP Finance will need to drive the College through a challenging landscape, to ensure the quality of education and student experience consistently improves and is not affected by the backdrop of financial difficulty.
Reporting to the Principal & CEO the successful candidate will be an integral member of the Executive team and will play a key role in managing the college through this challenging, yet achievable period. With a strong track record in finance you will have a high level of commercial acumen and strong strategic skills. We are looking for someone with demonstrable success in rigorous financial appraisal and management gained in education, public sector or commerce.
It is expected that candidates for this role will have held a similar role within either the FE or Commercial Sector. This role will suit someone who thrives on challenge and cares deeply about providing high quality education and training to support social mobility.
We think you will agree that this is an exciting opportunity. If you have the drive, energy and expertise needed to succeed, then you are the kind of person we want.
If you would like an informal conversation about the Finance Director/VP Finance role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:
Closing date for Finance Director/VP Finance applications: 9am, Monday 25th March