Finance Manager (potential CFO/FD/Vice Principal)

Salary: £54,384 to £59,615

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience

(potential to progress to more senior responsibility in the College)

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Required:  Immediate Start Available


This campus based, full time role, is we hope, a great career opportunity to join a well-established, friendly and successful Sixth-Form College team and to contribute to great post-16 education and skills development in our region.

Our Finance Director will be retiring by the autumn of 2025 after nine successful years of service. This role offers you two years to learn and establish an authoritative understanding of our ever-evolving Further Education operating environment and the potential to step-up to more senior roles in the College.

You will need to be a highly experienced and qualified accountant capable of being fully responsible for cost and cash aspects of budgeting, forecasting and management accounting, for the end-of-year accounts and statutory audit, including responding to an evolving regulatory reporting framework.

Our longstanding accounting system Resource 32000 ceases by autumn 2025 providing a good opportunity to further shape and improve on our streamlined and effective financial reporting systems.

You will provide professional advice and support to our talented education, support and “non-core” delivery managers while managing a committed, competent and highly experienced finance team.

The College is an exempt charity, with a strongly pastoral, “can do” culture, where we care for and support each other to enable our students to fulfil their fullest possible potential.

Closing Date: 11th March 2024, noon

PLEASE APPLY NOW – This position will close once sufficient applications are received.

PLEASE NOTE – we do not accept CVs as a method of application. Please complete the application form provided. Please pay particular attention to the ‘letter’ element where you set out why this role interests or enthuses you.

We regret that due to the large number of applications we receive we are only able to contact those candidates to be interviewed.

Benefits include: LGPS defined benefit pension scheme – 24%+ college pension contribution, reviewed annually (including life assurance), generous holidays, sick pay scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, free on-site car parking, on-site fitness suite, Refectory and Cycle to Work Scheme.

Cirencester College may carry out online searches during the recruitment process on shortlisted candidates, as part of due diligence checks.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Cirencester College welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.