Director of Finance and Funding

Salary: up to £68,000 + benefits.

Relocation support is available.

Closing date: Noon on Thursday 2 December 2021

Interview date: Monday 13 December 2021

 

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Introduction

To inspire our community through learning for all.

Everything we do at South Devon College is built around our students. Our passion for learning is unwavering and we pride ourselves in delivering excellent experiences for students, staff and the communities we serve.  Ensuring we have a sustainable financial and funding strategy to deliver on our commitments is crucial to us achieving our mission and vision.

We are now seeking a new Director of Finance and Funding to oversee and direct the financial, funding, external projects and partnerships operations of the College. To succeed in this role, you will have senior financial leadership experience, proven strategic ability and a full professional accounting qualification.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this crucial appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

November 2021

Dear Candidate

Director of Finance and Funding

Thank you for your interest in this exciting and challenging role at South Devon College.

South Devon College is a successful £31 million College of Further and Higher Education located in Paignton on the beautiful English Riviera. At the heart of our local community, the College helps over 10,000 learners of all ages achieve their ambitions and progress into employment, apprenticeships and continuing education every year. We are passionate about outstanding teaching and learning and the ability to transform lives, and are committed to improving and increasing local social and economic prospects.

We are led by our mission, “To inspire our community through learning for all” and driven by our values of Aspiration, Inclusion, Innovation, Support & Progress.

Our priority for our learners is to ensure high-quality education provision which leads to excellent outcomes including qualification achievement, academic progress and personal development, and progression to positive destinations. We are the largest local provider of further and higher education and a key anchor and civic institution working to facilitate long-term growth and prosperity in our area through education and learning.

I am proud that, at South Devon College, there is true partnership between students, colleagues, governors, schools, employers, friends, other colleges, partners and stakeholders throughout the South West Region.

We are ambitious for our students, our colleagues and our place in Torbay and South Devon. We work hard to raise aspirations for education and learning, to inspire and to create opportunities for learners to successfully progress into employment or further or higher study. We are proud of our very broad and outcomes-focused curriculum offer, from aged 14 in the College’s High School through to University Centre, South Devon, including a wide range of apprenticeship pathways. We have a sharp focus on our core business of securing and delivering high-quality teaching, learning and student progress, and are relentless in our focus to return to Ofsted Outstanding at our next inspection.

The College is an employer of choice and a key contributor to the local economy. We are proud to be an Investors in People Platinum employer for over 4 years, recognising our commitment to providing the highest quality, supportive learning and working culture allied to a ‘best practice’ approach to developing careers and professional opportunities. As a large and values-based employer, the College is committed to demonstrating excellent employment practice, including apprentices, trainees and interns contributing to the work and success of the College.

Governors take a keen interest in all aspects of the College and in addition to formal meetings, they contribute individually to the College, attending events and performances, cross-college meetings and learning walks. Our governors are equally passionate about making the difference for our young people, employers and communities.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this crucial appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

I am delighted that you are interested in this role at South Devon College which I know will be challenging, rewarding and provide great opportunities for development and professional progression, and I look forward to receiving your application.

Laurence Frewin
Principal & CEO

 

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, application form and the equality and diversity 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 documents.

We have appointed FE Associates to help us find the right person for this role.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

Closing date: Noon on Thursday 2 December 2021

Interview date: Monday 13 December 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 and Funding role at South Devon College.

    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an informal discussion with Amanda Hart, you must email your application to recruitment@fea.co.uk by the closing date deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

    Your application must include the following 2 documents:

    1. A fully completed Application Form (located above). Please do not include your CV as part of, or substitute for, the application form.
    2. The Equality and Diversity Form (located below the Application Form).

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: Noon on Thursday 2 December 2021

    Interview date: Monday 13 December 2021