Head of Finance

Recruiter
ATLANTIC COLLEGE
Location
Llantwit Major
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Apr 2017
Expires
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
UWC Atlantic College, founded in 1962, is the original United World College. Enjoying a spectacular location at the 12 century, Grade 1 listed St. Donat's Castle, perched above the Bristol Channel approximately 20 miles west of Cardiff, our 350 students are drawn from over 90 countries, with many attending on scholarship and all of them taking part in a well-developed co-curricular programme.

Our unique and distinctive mission is 'to be a world class educational institution equipping students with the skills and developing the commitment and confidence needed to create a more peaceful, socially just and sustainable world'. The College encourages international understanding and tolerance by demonstrating that conflict and hostility can be overcome if young people from different nations, races and religions are brought together and challenged physically and academically.

Instrumental in the creation of the International Baccalaureate, UWC Atlantic College has a global reputation for educational innovation. It continues to develop new programmes such as the Atlantic Diploma in which students undertake experiential work in areas such as outdoor service, social justice, sustainability and conflict resolution.

Working closely with the Principal and Business Director, you will act as the lead manager for the finance function of the College, with an annual turnover in excess of GBP13m. You will ideally be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified and possess strong technical, financial and management accounting skills. Experience in the education sector or within a commercial business environment is required.

Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to establish credibility quickly and lead and manage improvements and efficiencies in financial management throughout the College, working closely with budget holders, senior management, Governors and external funders.

UWC Atlantic College is committed to the safeguarding of children and the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure check.

Closing date for completed applications is 10:00 a.m. 26 April 2017.

Interviews for this post will take place on 12 May 2017.