Director of Finance and Strategic Planning

Salary Grade: Personal grade. Competitive.
Closing date: 12 January 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed

We are seeking a dynamic, creative and highly experienced finance professional to join the Royal Northern College of Music, one of the world’s leading international conservatoires, as our new Director of Finance and Strategic Planning.

A member of the RNCM’s Executive Committee reporting directly to the Principal, you will provide strategic leadership to the College’s Finance Department, Academic Registry and Business Systems Development Unit, ensuring a high quality, responsive and customer-focused service for governors, staff, students and external stakeholders. A persuasive and influential member of the leadership team, you will advise and guide the Principal, Board of Governors and senior colleagues on financial and planning issues facing the College, including the constraints and priorities, playing a leading role in the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans, risk management and data analysis and reporting; you will also draft responses to formal consultations and prepare external bids on behalf of the institution, as appropriate.

Responsible for financial and student number planning, you will work closely with senior academic colleagues to set annual recruitment targets, ensuring that scholarship and bursary funding is deployed strategically to incentivise recruitment and achieve an appropriate overall student ecology. Fully abreast of the challenges facing the Higher Education and Conservatoire sectors, you will play a major role in enabling the RNCM to realise its exciting ambitions and fulfil its creative potential.

How to Apply

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Candidates should apply for this role at using code KACIB

Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover letter, and complete the application and equal opportunities monitoring* form.

The closing date for applications is noon on 12 January 2018

If you are unable to apply through the website, please email quoting reference KACIB

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