ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC (RNCM)

Director of Finance and Strategic Planning

Location
Manchester (GB)
Posted
07 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Royal Northern College of Music
Director of Finance and Strategic Planning

The RNCM is a leading international conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester, with a reputation for attracting talented students, teachers, conductors and composers from all over the world.

Now in its fifth decade, the RNCM is relatively young, but its rich history spans back to 1893 when Sir Charles Hallé founded the Royal Manchester College of Music. In 1973, this institution merged with the Northern School of Music, and the RNCM was born. Today, the College is a thriving conservatoire with around 320 teaching staff and over 800 students from 60 different countries.

A world-leading conservatoire, with a £21 million turnover, the RNCM was awarded Gold in the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s first Teaching Excellence Framework. It is currently the UK’s leading music college for research following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and is proud that 100% of its graduates in 2016 and 2017 were in employment or further study within six months of leaving the institution. The RNCM has also been awarded two Times Higher Education Awards: Excellence and Innovation in the Arts (2015) and Outstanding International Student Strategy (2016).

RNCM is seeking a dynamic, creative and highly experienced finance professional to join the Royal Northern College of Music, as their new Director of Finance and Strategic Planning. A member of the RNCM’s Executive Committee reporting directly to the Principal, this person 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, this Director 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; the successful candidate 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, the appointee 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, they will play a major role in enabling the RNCM to realise its exciting ambitions and fulfil its creative potential.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to RNCM on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference code KACIB. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 0207 227 0880 during office hours. Applications should be received by noon on Friday 12th January 2018.