Head of Finance and Premises

Department: Finance

Location: The Sheiling Ringwood

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours & Working Patterns: 35 hours per week

Salary: £52,348 to £59,377 (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

Closing Date: 25 February 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 4 March 2019

Start Date: To be confirmed

Head of Finance and Premises

The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also prohibited  from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided  political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood (TSR) and /or whilst participating in activities associated with their employment within TSR. 

Do you have excellent financial skills and substantial experience of managing finance, ideally in education and including the FE sector? Are you qualified to CIPFA, CIMA, ACA, or ACCA or equivalent and have the drive to lead a culture of continuous improvement? If so, this could be the role for you.  

We are seeking a suitable candidate to join our senior management team in a role that incorporates and extends the position of Bursar across a more wide-ranging, complex and stimulating brief than that found in more traditional roles of this kind. Reporting to the Principal and the Board of Trustees you’ll be responsible for day-to-day operational finance functions, oversee site/ premises management, including Health and Safety, whilst helping to guide the strategic development of The Sheiling Ringwood.

Working in collaboration with the Heads of our education and care departments, your expertise will enable us to deliver our strategic plan and maximise the effectiveness of our physical and financial resources.  Supported by your team, key duties will include:-

  • responsibility for business modelling, financial planning and delivery
  • budget management
  • analysis and forecasting, fee negotiations
  • credit control
  • management of our buildings portfolio

 Strong technical skills coupled with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and a motivation to overcome complex professional challenges are crucial, but your ‘people’ skills will be equally valued. Knowledge of school and/or FE funding regimes will be paramount and familiarity with charitable trust requirements is advantageous. 

The Sheiling Ringwood is an independent organisation providing care and education to children and young people aged 6 – 25. We have an established and well-respected reputation which extends beyond the local vicinity, for the work we do and we are now looking to develop our provision whist maintaining our core strengths and ethos.  This is a pivotal role with scope to influence and help to steer our organisation through the next phase in its development.

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