West Nottinghamshire College Leadership – Principal & Chief Executive and Finance Director/VP Finance

West Nottinghamshire College Leadership – Principal & Chief Executive and Finance Director/VP Finance

Principal & Chief Executive 
West Nottinghamshire College
Remuneration: 
Competitive
Benefits: 35 days, plus bank holidays – Pension Scheme

West Nottinghamshire College is a huge asset to the communities it serves and the 26,000 students it educates, trains and develops. The facilities of the College are some of the best in the country, having overseen £50m of capital projects – including a University Centre for Mansfield with a purpose to raise aspirations in the local area.

Having enjoyed over a decade of growth, improvement and development across its quality of provision, scale of delivery and estate it is now experiencing a period of financial challenge and is being supported through regulatory intervention and ongoing review. Subsequently, the journey ahead will be a challenging, yet achievable one, assisted by the support of a strong executive team, enthusiastic Board and engaged staff team.

The College seeks to appoint an experienced Principal & Chief Executive to lead the College and work closely with the Board and executive team to bring financial stability to the College and to satisfy the requirements of stakeholders, funders and regulators. The next 12/24 months will be a busy period of change within the organisation and the Principal & Chief Executive will need to lead the College through a challenging landscape, to ensure the quality of education and student experience consistently improves and is not affected by the backdrop of financial difficulty.

It is expected that candidates for this role will have led substantial change programmes within the FE Sector. This role will suit someone who thrives on challenge and cares deeply about providing high quality education and training to support social mobility and improve the lives of the students, enabling them to reach their chosen potential. You will need to be resilient in your approach to engaging with a vast array of complex stakeholders, both internally and externally and keen to re-establish relationships and confidence across the community, local employers and your staff team as you lead the college through this challenging period.

This is a high-profile appointment due to the high-profile nature of the College.

Closing date for Principal & Chief Executive applications: 9am, Monday 11th March 2019

Finance Director/VP Finance
West Nottinghamshire College
Remuneration: 
Competitive
Benefits: 35 days, plus bank holidays – Pension Scheme

West Nottinghamshire College is a huge asset to the communities it serves and the 26,000 students it educates, trains and develops. The facilities of the College are some of the best in the country, having overseen £50m of capital projects – including a University Centre for Mansfield with a purpose to raise aspirations in the local area.

Having enjoyed over a decade of growth, improvement and development across its quality of provision, scale of delivery and estate it is now experiencing a period of financial challenge and is being supported through regulatory intervention and ongoing review. Subsequently, the journey ahead will be a challenging, yet achievable one, assisted by the support of a strong executive team, enthusiastic Board and engaged staff team.

The College seeks to appoint an experienced Finance Director/VP Finance to support the College and work closely with the Principal & Chief Executive, Board and executive team to bring financial stability to the College and to satisfy the requirements of stakeholders, funders and regulators. The next 12/24 months will be a busy period of change within the organisation and the Finance Director/VP Finance will need to drive the College through a challenging landscape, to ensure the quality of education and student experience consistently improves and is not affected by the backdrop of financial difficulty.

Reporting to the Principal & Chief Executive the successful candidate will be an integral member of the Executive team and will play a key role in managing the college through this challenging, yet achievable period. 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.

It is expected that candidates for this role will have held a similar role within either the FE or Commercial Sector. This role will suit someone who thrives on challenge and cares deeply about providing high quality education and training to support social mobility.

Closing date for Finance Director/VP Finance applications: 9am, Monday 25th March

Both roles will require post-holders to embody the College’s values; working with professionalism, taking responsibility for your actions, and giving respect to clients and colleagues alike. 

For more information about the roles and to apply please visit our dedicated microsite: http://www.peridotportal.co.uk/wnc/index.php.

If you would like an informal conversation about the Principal & Chief Executive and Finance Director/VP Finance roles you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

For a discussion about the role of Finance Director/VP Finance:
Sarah Szulczewski
07841 017 043
sarahs@peridotpartners.co.uk

For a discussion about the role of Principal & Chief Executive:
Drew Richardson-Walsh
07739 364 033
drew@peridotpartners.co.uk

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