Head of Finance

Plumpton, Lewes, BN7 3AE
£42,594 to £50,861
12 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Plumpton College is now seeking to appoint to the new position of Head of Finance. This is an excellent opportunity to manage the finance team at a progressive and growing College, ensuring it delivers the highest possible contribution to the strategic aims of the organisation.  The Head of Finance will lead a team of six, ensuring that they perform finance functions effectively and deputising for the Finance Director when required.

For this key role we are seeking a qualified accountant with strong technical skills who has the ability to provide sound, comprehensive financial information and reports, ensuring accuracy at all times. With the ability to implement robust financial controls the successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical accounting expertise. An experienced people manager and strong communicator, the Head of Finance will provide leadership to the finance team, motivating them as well as establishing strong relationships across the College. The Head of Finance will demonstrate the confidence and capability to lead the team in delivering the College’s financial accounting, management accounts, statutory accounts and returns. Experience of Further Education, ESFA funding and group reporting is desirable.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 7 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

To apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to recruitment@plumpton.ac.uk or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website www.plumpton.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: Monday 13th May 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews will be held: Tuesday 21st May