Finance Director – Malvern College

Worcestershire

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The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record of senior leadership in an operational finance role.

Malvern College is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school for 660 pupils aged 13-18 years. A significant proportion of pupils join from the College’s two affiliated prep schools: The Downs Malvern and Abberley Hall, educating 400 boys and girls from 2-13. Situated on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, and in North Worcestershire, the three beautiful campuses, set in 300 acres of stunning grounds, provide a wonderful environment within which to learn and work. The Malvern brand is globally strong with sister schools in Qingdao, Chengdu, New Cairo, Switzerland and Hong Kong. In total, more than 4,400 pupils experience a transformational Malvern College education around the world. The Malvern College Family also includes thriving enterprise and guardianship companies, in addition to a well-established fundraising and alumni relations Society.

Malvern College is looking to appoint an exceptional Finance Director to provide financial leadership for the Malvern College Family, with responsibility for strategy and services across all educational, commercial and fundraising activities. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record of senior leadership in an operational finance role, leading a finance function and supporting a CEO, COO or Head to drive excellence and best practice within an operating business.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward looking team early in a new chapter for the Malvern College Family of Schools. The Finance Director will take a pivotal role in planning and implementing the way forward for the family of schools. The role is challenging and rewarding in equal measure, encompassing a range of stakeholders across multiple entities and sites.

The postholder will provide inspiring and motivational leadership to the finance team and will evidence effective management of people and resources within a complex organisation. Reporting to the COO, the Finance Director will be a key member of the College Senior Management Team.

The successful candidate will be an individual of proven leadership ability, a strategic thinker and will possess strong influencing and relationship management skills. Previous experience in either the independent education or charity sector is desirable but not essential.

The importance of the post is recognised in a very attractive remuneration package.

Further information on Malvern College can be found at www.malverncollege.org.uk

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics in the first instance to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role:

Nina Lambert: NinaLambert@RSAcademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 29th November 2021

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application, please click on “Apply Now” on the right side of this page and upload your documents according to the instructions provided.

You should submit the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A covering letter addressed to Mr Rob Breare, Chief Operating Officer. The letter should explain your reasons for applying.

Should you have any queries about uploading your application documents, please contact Jonathan Barnes, Head of Operations (Leadership Appointments) at: applications@rsacademics.com. Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383174.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

  • Malvern College is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
  • The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure

Key Dates

Closing date for applications

29/11/2021 10.00am

Longlist interviews at the School

02/12/2021

03/12/2021

Shortlist interviews will take place at the School on either 9th or 10th December