Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Competitive Salary + Benefits
06 Sep 2021
04 Oct 2021
Job Title
Finance Director
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time


A superb Finance Director opportunity that offers a lot of positive challenge, the chance to join the leadership team of a great organisation and help to lead Chesterfield College through a period of confidence, optimism and investment.

About Chesterfield College

A leading provider of further education, higher education, apprenticeships and professional training, with a national reputation for the quality of our provision and the high standards of customer service and support we offer.

Chesterfield College is located near to the town centre of Chesterfield and attracts students from across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The college is very much at the heart of the community it serves and provides a range of courses and apprenticeships that aim to offer a route into education and training for everyone, whatever level they are working at. The college works closely with local employers and research labour market information and industry projections to ensure that the curriculum they offer reflects the needs of the area.

With 7,400 students and apprentices offered a wide range of courses and qualifications in facilities that have been heavily invested in already, the college is in the process of gaining more capital funding over the next year, Learning Unlimited is the third largest apprenticeship provider in the UK.

Chesterfield College is a fantastic organisation and a superb employer

They were awarded the Great Place to Work status in November 2020 (click here) The college has values that are consistent across the whole organisation, they have a vision for what they want to achieve and they have attracted a first class leadership and management team.

About this job opportunity

A full job specification will be provided. The seven areas of responsibility are;

  • Finance & Payroll (Being the majority emphasis for the role)
  • Procurement
  • Finance Systems
  • ICT
  • Compliance & Audit
  • Funding & Student Services
  • Facilities & Estates

Duties and responsibilities include;

  • Preparation of a comprehensive management accounts pack
  • Termly reforecasting
  • Leading the finance team
  • Year-end reporting and audit lead
  • Internal audit
  • Attending the Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Corporation Committee meetings
  • Attending the periodic SMT, SLT, College Management and Finance meetings
  • Leading the funding process from the Transformation Fund
  • Overseeing the pension schemes
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Risk management  / risk register
  • Member of Health & Safety Committee
  • Cash management

Who we are looking for

  • Qualified accountant
  • A leader with gravitas
  • A strong communicator – capable of translating finance for non-finance people
  • Natural relationship builder – internally and externally with funds and advisers
  • Relevant sector experience is not  a prerequisite requirement
  • Either an experienced Finance Director or a Financial Controller level candidate looking for a step-up

What we can offer

You will be joining a great team and will benefit from the following reward package;

  • Executive level salary
  • Employer pension contribution of 15.3%
  • 51 days annual holiday allowance (including statutory days)
  • Full range of other benefits and use of college facilities listed here

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