Director of Finance and Planning

Winchester, Hampshire (GB)
30 Jun 2022
28 Jul 2022
Where will they be working?
From our office
Salary band
Full Time

The University of Winchester is a growing, ambitious institution with a commitment to educational excellence and student success.

Founded in 1840 by the Church of England to train teachers working in disadvantaged communities, the University has grown to be an institution of over 8,000 students and nearly 1,000 members of staff. The University is widely known for its strengths in education; business; health, wellbeing, and sport; social sciences, humanities, and the arts.

The University is located on a beautiful campus within the historic city of Winchester and is proud to be recognised for its work in preparing students for success, ranking 10th in the country for graduate employment. Its primary and secondary initial teacher training programmes are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

We are now seeking to appoint a new Director of Finance and Planning to lead and develop the Finance and Planning teams and take responsibility for the management and investment of the University’s financial resources. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with the Executive Leadership Team, they will provide advice to the Board, Executive Leadership Team and managers on all financial and business matters and ensure all statutory reporting requirements are met. They will be responsible for all matters relating to finance and planning including treasury management, determining budgets, project feasibilities, negotiations for funding, preparation of monthly management and annual account, procurement, and student number planning.

They will be an inspiring, energetic, and supportive individual with experience in financial management, service transformation, and cultural change within a complex organisation. The postholder will demonstrate the capacity to effectively translate their professional experience into our academic environment and to work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver a cohesive and agile service. We are seeking a highly motivated professional who shares a deep commitment to our values and will be a positive catalyst for change. Membership of a recognised accounting professional body is essential.

The University would welcome applications from candidates with the qualifications and experience to undertake this role. We are committed to being a fully inclusive and diverse community. We seek and encourage applications for this role from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups.

Applications should consist of a covering letter, full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements.

Candidates who have particular requirements, if invited to interview, should make them clear in their applications.

Applications can be uploaded at Please quote reference 5967.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th July at midnight BST.

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