Director of Finance: Sparsholt College Hampshire

Competitive salary package (c£80k), plus benefits
07 May 2021
23 May 2021
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time

Director of Finance: Sparsholt College Hampshire

  • Competitive salary package (c£80k), plus benefits
  • Full time, with opportunities for flexible working by negotiation

As a senior post holder, reporting to the Principal & Chief Executive and appointed by the board of Sparsholt College Services Ltd, the Director of Finance is at the heart of decision-making for the College Group (Sparsholt College, Andover College, University Centre Sparsholt and our subsidiary companies).

You will join an expert Strategic Leadership Team working innovatively and collaboratively to ensure that Sparsholt College Hampshire progresses on its journey towards outstanding; continuing to build an agile and resilient organisation, capable of responding to the education and training demands of our market whilst maintaining sound financial health.

We are looking to appoint a qualified accountant and experienced finance leader with a track record of outstanding financial management and control within a variable funding environment and complex organisation and with the competencies needed to have a positive impact in this senior role.

As Director of Finance, you will have responsibility for planning the financial strategy and leading the financial and accounting functions of the College Group. You will have direct responsibility for the finance and procurement functions and support the curriculum delivery teams to enhance the curriculum and student experience within a financially sustainable College Group. 

You will be responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing all aspects of the College Group’s financial forecasting, accounting, controls and reporting, ensuring compliance with the regulatory and funding requirements, and liaising with funding authorities, banks and other commercial partners.

You will be joining a college which is proud of its reputation for excellence in a number of fields,  rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and ‘Outstanding’ for financial health by the ESFA, and which is ambitious for our students’ futures.

The role will be based mainly at Sparsholt College (near Winchester), with some time at Andover College.

We are looking to appoint the very best candidate and would consider flexible working or, in exceptional circumstances, part-time arrangements.

Benefits include: eligibility to join the Local Government (defined benefits) Pension Scheme; private health scheme; 30 days holiday entitlement; occupational sick pay scheme and free on-site car parking.

For further information, please visit our website or email [email protected] Closing Date for applications: 23 May 2021.  Interview date: 7 June 2021.