Finance & Corporate Services Director

Bath, City Centre & Radstock, Somer Valley
Salary: £75k to £85k dependent on skills, qualifications and experience
19 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time



Permanent, full-time

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £75k to £85k dependent on skills, qualifications and experience

Campus: This role will be based at our Somer Valley campus though there will be a requirement to work at our City Centre campus.


An opportunity has arisen for a high calibre finance professional to join Bath College as a Senior Post Holder.

Reporting to the Principal & Chief Executive, the Finance Director will play a key role in working with senior colleagues to lead, drive and deliver the Business Plan, working closely with the Commercial Director to maximise opportunities for growth.

Our Finance Director will need to be able to develop and implement financial strategies to ensure the College’s financial strength is maintained whilst the College develops outstanding teaching and learning and excellent outcomes for our students.

We are looking for a leader to embrace change, ensuring that effective and efficient processes and systems operate, providing accurate and timely financial management information to stakeholders. You will be expected to provide strategic leadership and direction across Finance, IT Services and Procurement & Contracts, whilst also supporting managers to maximise the effectiveness of their resource management.

Our successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a track record of financial planning and control and of delivering results at the highest level within a challenging environment, using excellent networking and influencing skills to establish effective working relationships with senior management colleagues, Governors, the broader organisation, and with local, regional and national partners.

Experience in the education sector or in a public sector organisation is essential, as are excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work accurately to deadlines. 

This is an excellent opportunity to play a key part in the future success of the College, and will offer a developmental career opportunity for the right individual.

If you would like further information regarding this role please contact Laurel Penrose, Principal & Chief Executive an informal discussion on 01225 328736

For further information regarding this role, please visit the Bath College website.

Job Ref: 17/51   

Closing Date: Monday 31st July at 12 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 30th August

Bath College is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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