Swindon College, Deputy Principal - Finance/Audit

Swindon, Wiltshire
From £85k + Relocation or Travel Bursary
31 Jan 2019
19 Feb 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Deputy Principal - Swindon College

Could you be our new Deputy Principal? 

Absolutely.  If you’re a motivated and personable qualified accountant ready to lead our strategic Financial/Audit direction and the operational management of our Finance, Estates, IT and MIS departments come and assist us to grow in partnership with our  wider community.

Swindon College is a small to medium sized Further Education College with ESFA financial health rated as “Good”.  We have experienced considerable change in the last few years as our 16-18 student numbers have fallen but full time applications are now significantly up. Our recent Ofsted journey was disappointing (to “requires improvement with some good aspects”) but also re-energising and whilst we have improvements to make, we do that knowing our Adult and Apprenticeship provision is strong. We also have a well progressed Institute of Technology bid which has the potential to herald a new era of strong collaborative working within our region. This makes it an incredibly exciting time to join us and your experience in running capital build projects will be invaluable.

Swindon College prides itself in being a widening participation college that has re-designed its curriculum to expect (and deliver) more for its students. Our approach puts the interests of our students first and we embrace the greater emphasis on encouraging a growth mindset and supporting our students to overcome obstacles to springboard personal and career success.

We are open minded about your precise portfolio and appointing the right person for the College is more important than achieving a precise match. We value further education experience, but if you are ambitious to progress into this field, and, come from a different, relevant background, we’d like to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will share our values, and have the resilience to continue to offer skilled support even when the going can occasionally get tough. You’ll also bring the knowledge, communication skills and adaptability to truly deliver in this diverse career role with succession potential. In return, you can expect an exciting, varied, challenging and highly fulfilling experience.

Closing Date Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 12.00 pm.

If requested (onsite / Skype) conversation with the Principal and/or existing Deputy Principal will be held end of February / early March

Selection day scheduled for 13th March 2019

Please download an application pack by visiting www.protocol.co.uk/swindon and email an up to date CV and a comprehensive supporting statement (2 pages of A4) to swindoncollege@protocol.co.uk

Protocol will send an acknowledgement of receipt to you via email to all applicants within 24 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, then please call Nadia Wells on 0115 911 1165.

It is important that you give evidence of your experience and knowledge, showing how this matches the criteria set out in the person specification.

Please also provide

  • Your current salary
  • Any notice period
  • Contact details
  • The names addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We expect to take up references for candidates who have been shortlisted, unless you tell us otherwise.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Protocol’s David Beynon (07970 042334) or Chloe Skillington (07900 605368)

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