Chief Strategy and Finance Officer

Northern Ireland
28 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Ulster University

Chief Strategy and Finance Officer

Ulster University enjoys a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, innovation and regional engagement. The University is in the process of developing a new strategic plan and wishes to appoint an outstanding leader to the newly created position of Chief Strategy and Finance Officer. The position, which forms part of a refreshed leadership team, offers an exciting opportunity for an energetic and dynamic individual who will embrace the University’s ambitions and help shape its future direction and success.

The Chief Strategy and Finance Officer will have a key role to play in ensuring that the University’s strategic objectives are supported by effective and efficient professional services across a range of functions including; Finance, Risk Management, Estates, Digital Services, Business Intelligence and Strategic Planning and Performance. They will have leadership responsibility for the Directors leading these professional services functions. They will be a strategic thinker with the ability to maximise the synergies and opportunities presented by this broad portfolio.

The position is both challenging and rewarding, with a broad range of responsibilities. In addition to the specific responsibilities, overarching responsibilities fall into three broad areas: strategic leadership; organisational development and effectiveness; and building strategic partnerships and relationships.

For this key role the University is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with proven leadership credentials and with the ability to inspire and lead a diverse range of staff. The successful candidate will have the vision, strategic perspective and commitment to deliver institutional and civic leadership reflecting the University’s values of ‘Inclusion, Integrity, Collaboration and Enhancing Potential’. They will have an inclusive and determined approach to leadership, encouraging ideas, initiative and innovation in others and must be able to build strong stakeholder relationships and play a key strategic role in enabling the University to fulfil its potential.

The University offers an attractive reward package including a competitive starting salary, access to an attractive pension scheme and financial assistance with relocation expenses where appropriate.

The post can be based at any of the University’s campuses as the role requires regular working at each of the University’s campuses. This new role is available at an early date mutually convenient to the University and the appointee.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1 March ’21.

We are being supported in the recruitment to this position by our recruitment partner Clarendon Executive. For further detail on this position and to register your interest, please contact Joanne.mcauley@clarendonexecutive.com Tel: 07834 321139

The University and Clarendon Executive are equal opportunities employers.