Finance Director

  • Job Reference: 00001014-1
  • Date Posted: 28 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Ellesmere College
  • Location: Ellesmere
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Executive Positions, Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Director of Finance

Ellesmere College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated Director of Finance to support the strategic and financial management of all matters relating to the College. The Director of Finance is accountable to the Headmaster and the Chair of the Board of Governors for the use of all funds and resources made available to the College and for the proper exercise of all financial, contractual and other responsibilities. 

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Senior Management Team to support the strategic decision making of the College. The post holder will be expected to lead the current Finance Team, interacting with both teaching and non-teaching staff, Parents and Governors and will be responsible for the School’s financial performance and accountability.

The successful candidate must have a strong flair for business opportunity, expertise in finance, experience of working with high-performing teams at senior leadership level and a clear understanding of how to run highly efficient support services to assist the organisation’s mission. Prior experience of working in a boarding/day school environment is not essential but candidates must possess a precise, analytical and agile mind, creativity, strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, a collaborative, team orientated approach, a sense of humour and commitment to the ethos and aims of the College.

Salary will be commensurate with the responsibilities of this role and calibre of the successful applicant.

In order to apply, please submit an application form along with a comprehensive CV and covering letter which sets out your interest in the role and encapsulates the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria. 

Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.


Closing date for applications:     12.00pm Wednesday 14th October  

                                                        Initial interviews will commence from the 19th October 

Further details and application form are available online or from, Personnel and Regulatory Compliance Secretary, Ellesmere College, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9AB.    Tel: 01691 622321 Fax 01691 623286


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The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects its staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be prepared to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and DBS


Ellesmere College is a Woodard School                                 Registered Charity number 1103049