(SFCA Leadership Scale: L13-L16 - £61,005-£65,503)
We are looking for a qualified accountant (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc) with the professional and personal skills to join our Senior Leadership Team and be responsible for the financial management of the College and for delivering the College’s financial strategy.
We would like the successful applicant to take up post as soon as possible, but we understand that we will need to be flexible, to meet your notice requirements.
There is, of course, no requirement that you be a teacher.
"Under the exemplary leadership of the principal, the excellent management team has worked assiduously to develop and improve the quality of education the college provides, resulting in an outstanding experience for learners."
"The college’s inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and enrichment and high-quality support promote personal development, excellent behaviour and learners’ welfare exceptionally well; learners develop into confident, articulate, respectful young adults who are very well prepared for their next steps."
"Equality of opportunity is central to the college’s mission. Learners are valued for who they are and this in turn results in a respectful and harmonious learner community, in which all members accept each other’s differences."
"Leaders and managers have maintained the strong financial position of the college, to ensure that the quality of provision is sustained and improved further."
Following the retirement of the previous post-holder, this is a vital appointment for our award-winning College. Reporting to the Principal, the Director of Finance and Resources has the primary responsibility for the financial management of the College and for delivering the College’s financial strategy.
As a stand-alone Sixth Form College, rather than being a part of a Multi-Academy Trust, we can offer the successful candidate a role with considerable autonomy - one with real scope to effect change and to make a difference. Building on the work of your predecessor, the postholder will enjoy ample opportunity both to incrementally improve and to transform our systems. We are therefore looking for someone with dynamic ideas and working practices, who can further strengthen our College and safeguard us for the future.
We have ensured that the College’s finances are as robust as possible, and we are determined that despite real-term cuts to funding, faced by all Colleges, our young people will experience no drop in the quality of experience they receive.
The role will suit:-
• A qualified accountant (with recognised accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA) who has a thorough understanding of financial policies and procedures.
• Someone with a good track record of working at a senior level in Finance, ideally (but not essentially) in education.
• Someone with excellent communication skills.
"Leaders and managers, together with teachers and support staff, have improved and accelerated learners’ progress very effectively, so that the great majority achieve much better outcomes than prior attainment would suggest...
...The college has no significant weaknesses."
Each year, we prepare a Prospectus for students hoping to enrol on a course at Huddersfield New College. The Prospectus gives a 'feel' for the life of the College. Want to read more?
We have prepared a full application pack, with a Job Description and a Person Specification, a welcome letter from the Principal, and all the papers, dates and deadlines you'll need. Want to get one?
"Leaders and governors have worked tirelessly to ensure that the college is financially sound. They have maintained a budget surplus under very tight financial constraints and much reduced funding. Despite these difficulties, they fund staff bursaries, enable learners to participate in life-enhancing visits and experiences, and have extended, developed and improved the college estate."
Huddersfield New College is a sixth form college on a single green-field site located to the north of the town. The proportion of school leavers in Kirklees achieving five GCSE grades A* to C, including English and mathematics, is similar to the national average.
The vast majority of the college’s learners are aged 16 to 18 and taking advanced-level courses. The college offers a wide range of AS-level, A-level and vocational courses, with a smaller number of courses at lower levels.
The college has more than 2,000 learners. The largest areas of provision are health and social care, science and mathematics, and sport. Other areas include arts and media, languages and literature, business, travel and tourism, social sciences, humanities and information and communications technology.
"With an unrelenting focus on a high-quality learning experience for young people, the principal has developed a highly skilled leadership team, and established a culture in which staff and learners flourish and grow. There is a pervasive appetite for teaching and learning at Huddersfield New College within a vibrant culture of high expectations for academic, vocational, personal and sporting excellence. Consequently, the principal, college leaders and governors make a genuine investment in transforming the lives of the young people who attend. They oversee a college in which learners develop a love of learning and make rapid progress."
To apply, please complete the Application Form in the pack (You'll need to download your pack by clicking the button below and then completing the form (you can then download everything instantly from this site) or by calling ASDTi on 01457 851407).
When you've completed your application form, please send it, with any letter of application you'd like us to read, by e-mail to ASDTi (not the College) by 11pm, Monday 2nd December 2019.
Interviews are scheduled for Monday 9th December 2019 - do let us know if this would cause you difficulty..
It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment as soon as possible, however this is fully negotiable.
"The promotion of equality of opportunity and understanding of diversity are exemplary; learners celebrate and welcome their differences and feel extremely comfortable at college. They appreciate a culture in which they are valued for who they are. For example, gender-neutral toilets exist throughout the college. Because leaders have developed a highly inclusive college ethos, learners exemplify the very best of British values. For example, the large majority of learners participated in recent elections to the student union."
The College is located on a greenfield site to the North of Huddersfield, on the fringe of beautiful Pennine towns and countryside, but still an easy commute from the towns and cities of West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and parts of North Derbyshire.
The College is near to the culture and bustle of town and city life, but lies close to some of the North and North West's finest countryside.