Head of Finance

UWC AtlanticVale of Glamorgan

Head of Finance

Salary £46,552 - £53,681 

UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of progressive education worldwide.  We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18 schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and aspirations in which we all believe.  We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.  It drives everything we do.

We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).

Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  They are selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace.  These inspirational young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and commercially astute Head of Finance. The

successful applicant will play a critical role in the achievement and delivery of our mission.

Working closely with the Director of Facilities and Operations and College Leadership, you will manage the Finance function and oversee all aspects of financial control and financial management of the College and its commercial subsidiary with an annual turnover in excess of £12m. 

Ideally CCAB Qualified, you will possess strong technical, financial and management accounting skills. You will be comfortable dealing with all aspects of the annual accounts and audit process and also in developing the internal financial controls and processes as required in a modern and innovative education environment.

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.  

The successful candidate 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 any associated plans e.g. Income generation, improved service delivery etc.

Experience within the education sector or within the charity sector is desirable, but to be commercially astute with relevant experience is essential.

For all information and an application form please go to our website at: https://www.atlanticcollege.org/discover/careers/current-vacancies

Completed application forms should be emailed to hr@atlanticcollege.org

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Friday 22 January 2021 at 9.00 am

The selection process will be held on:  Monday 1/Tuesday 2 February 2021 (Provisional)

Please not that we do not accept CV’s, and due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the selection process will be undertaken virtually.

UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity Number: 525761