Chief Financial Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire (GB)
20 Sep 2016
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19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Universities are about enhancing life choices and transforming lives. We pride ourselves on recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and enabling them to shape their learning experience to suit their lifestyles and aspirations. We encourage our students to dare to be different, to aim to achieve great things and support them through their journey providing, an excellent learning experience.

Staffordshire University is in the midst of exciting times. In a landscape of seismic change in Higher Education, we are producing a new strategy and reshaping the way we work to ensure that we are fit for the future and able to seize emerging opportunities and deal with any challenges. This has engendered an optimism and energy amongst our staff and students who are playing a central role in shaping our future.

One of our values is to be ‘brilliant and friendly’ and that is what our staff and students are. The Students’ Union have driven our value of ‘proud to be Staffs’ and this set the tone for how we work at Staffordshire University.
We recognise that we have to improve our performance against relevant benchmarks and in external league tables, but we are pleased that we are beginning to see a step change.

Our refurbishments and new buildings on our Stoke campus and our Centres of Excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury continue to be unveiled and we are delighted to see the emerging transformation of our facilities.
We are a University that is both of and for our city and region, maximising the impact of our presence in Stoke and Staffordshire. Currently Stoke-on-Trent is the European City of Sport and we are an integral part of this achievement and activity. We are also playing a key role in the bid to become the City of Culture in 2021.

We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join the University as we embark on this next phase, contributing to the corporate, strategic and operational leadership and management of the University, beyond the functional responsibilities of the portfolio, and leading on financial strategies to support the corporate objectives of the University and deliver the Strategic Plan.
The successful candidate will have a proven successful track record of senior financial management in a large and complex organisation and be able to demonstrate an innovative and commercial approach to financial management, providing a catalyst for innovation. They will be able to motivate and inspire high performance, and have strong negotiation and advocacy skills.

For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 2717.  The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 19th October 2016.