Full time or with opportunities for flexible working by
Salary; Competitive salary package (c£80k) plus benefits
Sparsholt College Hampshire (incorporating Andover
College), is designated by the ESFA as ‘Good’ in terms of Financial Health.
The college is a both a Further Education and Higher Education College just
outside Winchester (and easy access to the A34 and M3) and a separate Andover College
Campus, 15 miles from Winchester (just off the A303) with a wide diversity of
activity, including many commercial aspects and recent very successful
inspections by Ofsted and a TEF Gold for University Centre Sparsholt.
The successful candidate will be one of 4 involved in the Strategic
Leadership of the College Group and will be directly responsible to the Chief
Executive (who is also College Principal) on a day-to-day basis and to the
Board of Sparsholt College Services. The appointee will be a successful
qualified accountant with a track record of outstanding financial management
and control within a tightly constrained and complex organisation and with the
gravitas needed to have an impact in this senior role.
The core responsibility of the appointee will be for planning
the financial Strategy and the management and accounting functions of the
College Group. This will include the production of the three-year financial
plan, annual and monthly financial statements, financial assurance and audit,
liaison with lending banks, treasury management and financial risk management.
The post is directly responsible for the Finance Team, who
are responsible for the production of accurate financial data in liaison with
college managers to deliver surpluses which will enable the college to achieve
the targets in the Strategic Plan. The new Director and their team are expected
to provide accurate and reliable financial guidance, direction and support to
college staff, students and stakeholders. The Post is currently also responsible for the
Property/Premises team of the college, through its Premises Manager. However,
through discussion with the successful candidate, the extent of that Premises
responsibility and the possible oversight of other resources within the College
Group will be subject to negotiation dependent upon the background and
experience of the successful appointee.
Benefits include: eligibility to join the Local Government
Pension Scheme; private health scheme; 30 days holiday entitlement; occupational
sick pay scheme and free car parking.
Closing Date for applications: 17 January 2019. Interview date: 1, Feb 2019.
(The College is keen to attract the very best candidate, and
would consider altering the duties of the role for somebody who wished to work
less than five days per week on a pro rata basis)
The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment.
All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.