Finance Director, Bridgwater

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Bridgwater & Taunton CollegeBridgwater

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 73,000 Per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Bridgwater & Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ

Finance Director


The success of Bridgwater and Taunton College rests on a very strongly felt and shared set of values which determine its strategic direction. It is absolutely crucial that the successful candidate shares our values of student centredness, equality of opportunity and parity of esteem for staff and students. S/he must enjoy working within the team philosophy that has evolved in the College over a number of years. This post is not about building empires. It is about espousing and promoting corporateness. Like any other post in the College, it is about valuing people, working in partnership with others and supporting individual progression and achievement.

Bridgwater and Taunton College’s success owes much to two fundamental tenets:

  • Students come first: First and foremost, the role of the College is to enable students to achieve their potential, and it is this assumption that drives the culture and activity of the College. It also drives the College’s recruitment and personnel strategies. It is assumed that anyone who joins the College shares this philosophy.
  • All staff employed at the College are team players: Whilst every member of staff has a specific role to fulfil, their ability to do this successfully will depend to a large degree on their ability to cooperate with others, to lead by example if they are operating in a management capacity, and to support colleagues in whatever way is appropriate, and in turn to seek support when this is necessary to enable them to fulfil their role. The extent to which individuals can work with others is seen as a critical determinant in their appointment to the College. In all appointments we make it clear that we are looking for energy, passion, innovation and cooperation, as well as behaviour that will promote a positive image for the College in its wider community.


Fully completed application forms should be submitted online by 12 noon Friday 29 September 2017. Your application should include a letter of application, addressed to the Chair of Governors. 

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applicants the College receives, we are unable to contact candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. Therefore if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the post’s closing date, you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.


Interviews will be held over two days on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be notified after the closing date (email will be used wherever possible to avoid postal delays). Candidates should ensure that they are able to attend both days, the Governing Body may shortlist candidates across the two days as part of the process.

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More about Bridgwater & Taunton College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Main Campus, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1278 455464
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Bridgwater College is an extremely successful tertiary college based on a modern purpose-built campus and is responsible for the vast majority of post-16 education and training in Bridgwater and the surrounding area. 

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