Head of Finance, St Donat's, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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UWC Atlantic CollegeSt Donat's, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary £46,552 - £53,681
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Finance

Salary £46,552 - £53,681

UWC Atlantic, founded in 1962, is the original United World College. Enjoying a spectacular location at St. Donat’s Castle, perched above the Bristol Channel approximately 20 miles west of Cardiff, our 380 students are drawn from over 90 countries, with many attending on scholarship and all of them taking part in a well-developed co-curricular programme.

Our unique and distinctive mission is ‘to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.  The College encourages international understanding and tolerance by demonstrating that conflict and hostility can be overcome if young people from different nations, races and religions are brought together and challenged physically and academically. 

Instrumental in the creation of the International Baccalaureate, UWC Atlantic has a global reputation for educational innovation.  Students come inspired by our mission and values and graduate empowered to make a positive difference in the world.  2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the IB Diploma Programme, developed by UWC Atlantic in collaboration with the Geneva International School and the United Nations School in New York.  It is now time for the next bold innovation in international education. UWC Atlantic, and the wider UWC global educational movement, are uniquely qualified and placed to develop and deliver such a pioneering new curricular approach.

As Head of Finance, you will play a critical role in our mission.  Working closely with the Principal and Director of Facilities and Operations, you will act as the lead manager for the finance function of the College, with an annual turnover in excess of £13m, assisting the development and implementation of a 5-year medium term plan.

Ideally ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified, you possess strong technical, financial and management accounting skills. You will be comfortable dealing with the annual accounts and audit process and coaching and mentoring members of the Finance Team to take ownership and be accountable for their areas of work. 

Confident, articulate, tenacious, able to remain calm under pressure and cope with the unexpected, you will be able to establish credibility quickly and lead and manage improvements and efficiencies in financial management throughout the College, working closely with budget holders, senior management, Governors and external funders.  

Entrepreneurial, solutions focused and driven you will lead and manage strategic projects to support the College’s ambitions and also lead, develop and implement a 5-year financial  plan setting the strategic and tactical direction for associated plans e.g. Income generation

Experience in the education sector or within a commercial business environment is essential. 

To apply for this position please visit our website at: https://www.atlanticcollege.org/head-of-finance/  to complete an application form, and email it through to: hr@atlanticcollege.org

UWC Atlantic College is committed to the safeguarding of children and the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure check.

Closing date for completed applications is noon on 18 July 2019

Interviews for this post will take place on 29 July 2019.

Registered Charity Number: 525761

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More about UWC Atlantic College
Phase: Further Education
Address: St Donat's Castle, St Donat's, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1WF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1446 799000
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