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The University is embarking on a new venture as an academy sponsor and is setting up a multi-academy Trust to manage a group of sponsored and converter academies. The Director of Financial and Commercial Services is a new role supporting a critical new initiative for the University which will require the post holder to have the flexibility, creativity and professionalism required to lead the implementation of the University’s business plan for academies, potential academies and key stakeholders.
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to take responsibility for the establishment of business systems and processes for the new trust and associated academies to ensure sound financial control. You will have first rate analytical skills, significant financial/statistical experience at a senior level, excellent communication skills and a knowledge and understanding of the Academies programme and wider changes to pre-16 education in the UK. Experience of negotiating and managing external contracts would also be an advantage.
The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with the University of Chichester, although the post holder may be formally seconded to the Academies Trust once established.
Informal enquiries are welcomed on a confidential basis by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ian Child, via Jan Salisbury, PA to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, on 01243 816387 or email I.Child@chi.ac.uk.