Head of Finance, St Helens College and Knowsley Community College

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Helens CollegeSt Helens College and Knowsley Community College

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £44,000 - £47,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Closing date: Monday 22 July 2019

Interviews: 30/31 July 2019

St Helens College is seeking to appoint a motivating and dynamic Head of Finance to provide operational leadership to the Finance Department as the College seeks to establish itself as good provider of education in the Liverpool City Region. This role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to gain experience working strategically with the College Senior Leadership team.

Accountable to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the Head of Finance will:

Have responsibility for the for the management of the College, and its subsidiaries, finances in accordance with the regulatory and legislative frameworks for Further Education Colleges, and recommended best practice.

Be accountable for all systems, processes and procedures relating to budgeting and finance.

Line management of senior members of the Finance team including management, supervision and professional development.

Working closely with Curriculum and non-curriculum managers you will support the development of improvements and efficiencies in financial management throughout the College.

The successful candidate must have: 

Good organisational skills and a track record of managing a centrally located Finance team within a multi-site organization

Excellent forecasting skills

A commercial outlook

An accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Good communication skills and be able to explain complex financial terms in a simplified format, and explain the business implications of financial data to non-financial managers

The benefits package includes generous annual leave, membership of final salary or career average pension scheme, professional development and training, free on-site car parking, and other voluntary benefit schemes, including cycle to work scheme.

St Helens College is committed to Equality and Diversity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Please note we do not accept CV’s from recruitment agencies. Any speculative CVs sent to the College will NOT be considered.



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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Water Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1PP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1744 733 766
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