Head of Finance
This is a unique opportunity to lead the finance function for England’s new independent regulator for our world-leading higher education sector. The Office for Students (OfS) was established by the Higher Education and Research Act in 2017 and became fully operational in April 2018. The OfS aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.
The Head of Finance will focus on the leadership of the OfS’ Finance team, ensuring that the organisation uses its financial resources in an efficient and effective way to deliver its strategic objectives. In addition, the post-holder will be required to lead on key aspects of OfS’ engagement with the Department for Education (DfE).
The successful candidate will need experience of leading a finance function and have excellent relationship management skills which will ensure successful working with both the internal and external stakeholder communities. As a professionally qualified accountant, with strong management skills, and an ability to drive change and deliver results within a complex environment, the successful candidate will need experience of working in a regulatory context and/or the wider public sector.
This is an exciting opportunity for those who wish to be part of something new and help regulate and influence a sector that is of significant importance to the entire country. If you think you have the skills, experience, passion and drive to help OfS deliver our objectives we want to hear from you.
For an informal and confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Paul Aristides at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7426 3987, or Hilda Gjika at email@example.com or 020 7426 3981 . For more information or to apply please visit our dedicated microsite https://www.ofs-appointments.com/
Closing date: 21 May 2018
The organisation is working towards equal opportunities in employment.