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Finance Director

£80,000 per annum

Please note - applications close at 5pm on the stated closing date.

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West Nottinghamshire College is widely regarded as one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country, offering a wide range of curriculum to meet both the needs of individuals and employers locally, regionally and nationally. The College owns a highly successful market leading online assessment company which operates in more than 20 countries worldwide and has a dedicated centre in India.

The College offers education and training in all major industry sectors and at all levels from pre-GCSE to full degree level. With just over 26,000 students, the College prides itself on providing a high quality experience to individuals and employers.

Renowned nationally for its significant apprenticeship provision, the College delivers in the range of 11,000 to 14,000 apprenticeships annually. Subcontracting has been a strong feature of the programme.

Our exceptional financial management coupled with clear vision and strong leadership puts us firmly on the map as one of the most successful colleges in the country. This allows us to continue to invest in our local provision to give people a truly world class learning opportunity.

At West Nottinghamshire College we have invested over £50m transforming our estate and have achieved this dream through vision, ambition and boldness.

The role

Reporting to the Principal/Chief Executive, as a key member of the College’s Executive team, you will lead on the development of Financial Strategies that will support the College and help it achieve its strategic objective.

Through your outstanding leadership and technical expertise you will excite, inspire and nurture a positive team culture, whilst providing excellence in service delivery.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the College’s financial budgeting and reporting processes, ensuring the College is compliant with external and internal reporting and audit requirements. The role will require you to embody the college’s values; working with Professionalism, taking Responsibility for your actions, and giving Respect to clients and colleagues alike.

About you

Together with an outstanding business acumen and solutions orientated approach, you will bring a proven ability to add value and deliver against challenging targets and timescales. You will be an inspiring leader and strong team player, who has an innate understanding of financial management as a basis for decision-making and rapid growth.

You will be CCAB qualified and have demonstrable experience of developing and implementing strategies and practices at an Executive level in a large, innovative organisation, where you have built credibility with key stakeholders.

To apply

Please note the application process is via Hayes.

Please provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae along with a covering letter which explains both why you are attracted to this post and what in particular makes you the right person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 2 pages.

For further information and to apply please visit:

For a confidential discussion contact: Laurence Wolahan M 07985 443 826 / 07764 902 591 or Jamie Houlders T 0113 200 3733


Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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