Director of Finance

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: Noon on Wednesday 10 March 2021

Interview date:  Thursday 18 March 2021

Morley College London
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Introduction

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IN SERVICE OF OTHERS

Founded in 1889, Morley is now a London-wide college with centres in North Kensington, Chelsea and Waterloo. We specialise in providing outstanding learning opportunities in the arts, culture and applied sciences to adults and young people and our staff are at the heart of us achieving our aims and ambitions.

We are now seeking a new Director of Finance to work to our Chief Finance Officer in the development and delivery of excellent financial services, processes and reporting. You will have the depth and breadth of experience to lead finance and payroll and provide motivational leadership to our team of dedicated professionals.

Welcome

February 2021

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the new role of Director of Finance, a leadership role that is crucial to the achievement of our strategic aims and objectives.

Founded in 1889, we are one of the UK’s leading centres for adult education specialising in providing outstanding learning opportunities in the arts, culture and applied sciences. Although we have a well-established track record in the delivery of excellent teaching and learning to the adult population of London, the recent merger of Kensington and Chelsea College into Morley College London means we are also at a new stage of organisational development. Attracting and retaining highly skilled, passionate and innovative staff has been a hallmark of our history and we are now looking forward to welcoming our new Director of Finance to our team.

Our new Director of Finance will report to me as Chief Financial Officer and in this post you will have a critical role in enabling Morley College London to achieve our strategic goals and operational objectives through ensuring sound financial leadership, management and reporting. As a recently merged organisation, we are very much in a new phase of development and this will provide you with an exciting opportunity to make an impact on how the organisation evolves and develops. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the provision of excellent finance and payroll services and you will have the opportunity to draw on your expertise and knowledge to best effect.

We are seeking a high calibre senior finance professional with experience of working in an organisation of similar complexity. With specific expertise across accountancy, budget preparation and management, the implementation of financial strategy and a successful track record of providing financial and management reports to stakeholders, our new Director of Finance will utilise their skills and expertise to build positive relationships across the organisation. We are specifically looking for someone with strong and inclusive people leadership skills as we need the post holder to motivate and inspire their direct reports.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this important appointment and we recommend that interest parties have an initial conversation with our lead consultant, Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, ahead of the closing date and prior to submitting an application.

I very much hope you are as excited about this role as I am and if you feel you meet the requirements of the role and have a strong commitment to our mission and vision, I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully

Ralph Moran
Chief Financial Officer

 

How to Apply

If you have the very special qualities and the passion to make a real a difference to the future of our students and business, then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the registration form below to access the Candidate Information Pack and Application Form.

NB:  Please ensure you complete all fields and click on both the Terms and Conditions check box as well as the Consent check box to enable access to the Candidate Information Pack and Application form.

We have appointed FE Associates to help us find the right person and interested parties are encouraged to have an initial conversation with our recruitment partner, Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, ahead of the closing date and prior to submitting an application.

Closing date: Noon on Wednesday 10 March 2021

Interview date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Stage 1 of 2: Complete the form below

    How to Apply

    Thank you for registering your interest. You can now download the following information relating to the Director of Finance role at Morley College London.

    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    We encourage all interested parties to make contact with our recruitment partner, Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, for an initial discussion ahead of the closing date and prior to submitting an application.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an initial discussion with Jo Johnston, you must email your fully completed application form to recruitment@fea.co.uk by the closing date deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.  DO NOT include your CV as substitute for the application form.

    Please read the 'How to Apply' Section in the Candidate Information Pack for full instructions on how to submit your application.

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: Noon on Wednesday 10 March 2021

    Interview date: Thursday 18 March 2021