Chief Operating Officer
Newham College London
Newham College London is the lead partner in a progressive group of training organisations transforming the economic prosperity of our local communities. Situated in the heart of the East End, the borough of Newham is a young, vibrant, diverse and thriving part of the capital and the apex of radical transformation over the coming years.
Undistracted by merger, we have an exceptional opportunity to position the College at the heart of the skills and employment agendas in east London. We are looking for a Board-appointed financial strategist to lead our financial planning and develop robust finances to support the College’s ambitions. Working closely with the Principal, you will have two key initial goals: to leverage our restored financial health to support and catalyse a step change in the impact we have; and to provide financial leadership in the implementation of our comprehensive estates modernisation programme. This role will also take lead strategic responsibility for Estates & Facilities, ICT, Systems and Data Management.
Using your financial background, commercial and strategic skills you will develop a commercial plan to expand the business – exploring opportunities for growth and developing the landscape to work with more employers. You will be driven, motivated, looking for continuous excellence and able to further develop a performance driven culture. Highly strategic, you will have the vision needed to make a difference and have the credibility to engage externally with employers and stakeholders. The College is part of a group structure and you will also have responsibility for the subsidiaries companies.
With a strong track record in finance you will have a high level of commercial acumen and strong strategic skills. We are looking for someone with demonstrable success in rigorous financial appraisal and management gained in education, public sector or commerce.
You will receive a salary of c£110K per annum, depending on experience, inclusive of Performance Related Pay of 7.5%.
This position is subject to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance. The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. The College is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing date: Monday 14 January 2019