Director of Finance

Eastbourne, East Sussex
£55,000 to £65,000 + benefits
01 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership

Director of Finance


£55,000 to £65,000 + benefits

First we’ll collaborate. Then we’ll educate.

The merger of Sussex Coast College and Sussex Downs College will create East Sussex College Group – and a new era in education for the county. From Hastings, Eastbourne, Newhaven and Lewes, we’ll deliver real-world skills for a changing world and boost local businesses, communities and families. You can be part of it from year zero – giving us the financial stability to succeed.

You’ll need real passion and determination as you inspire our Finance team, shape our policies and procedures, and make best practice and best value a way of life. Naturally you’ll ensure we comply with the requirements of external funding bodies, prepare winning tender documents, oversee all financial and tax returns, and undertake detailed fiscal planning – but you knew that already. The exciting part is that you’ll join our Senior Management Team and profoundly shape the way we deliver our services, with input into how we think well as everything we do.

Great relationship-building skills and innate commercial acumen should be at the heart of your DNA and you will be keen to build partnerships, consensus and a persuasive vision of our financial future. You’ll have the experience and qualifications (ACA/CIMA/ACCA/CIPFA) you need to hit the ground sprinting, with a proven record of success in further education, local authority or complex business environments – and you’ll be ready to go the extra mile to boost our bottom line.

In short, you will innovate whilst we collaborate then educate – helping us transform the landscape for learning in Sussex.

To find out more about this unique opportunity, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss the role in confidence, please email:  

Closing date: 18 March 2018.