THE DETAILS:
  • Location: To be based at any of our campuses., United Kingdom,
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £95,000.00 - £100,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 04 March, 2024 12:00 AM
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Vice Principal: Finance

Vice Principal: Finance

NPTC Group of Colleges
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional and experienced leader to join our successful Group of Colleges. Working as a member of the Executive and Senior Management Team, as Vice Principal with responsibility for the financial performance of the Group you will take strategic responsibility for Finance, Estates, Insurance, Procurement, Risk Management, Pensions and Policy Management by developing and implementing relevant college strategies and operational plans.

The successful candidate will also be heavily involved in setting and maintaining the strategic direction of the Group, along with the Executive Team and the Governors.

NPTC Group of Colleges is a thriving tertiary and general FE college covering a third of the land mass of Wales and is one of the largest in terms of student numbers. We provide almost every conceivable vocational area of education and training, including an outstanding Sixth Form Academy based at Neath College. We have an outstanding university education programme, delivered in partnership with a number of local universities. We are also a founding member of the University of Wales Technical Institute. We are the lead provider and contract holder in Skills Academy Wales, a partnership of very experienced training providers who deliver a substantial work-based learning contract. Our wide-ranging curriculum is delivered over 8 centres throughout Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Swansea and Bridgend, with the highest concentration of students based at Neath College. We also own and operate a private further education college in Portsmouth, operating as an international language school. In addition, we own and operate a further 6 wholly owned subsidiary companies and you would become a Director of these companies.

NPTC Group of Colleges has ambitious expansion plans for the Colleges it runs, including a major new build. We also have ambitious plans to expand our work internationally.

Salary: Senior Post Holder, Point 1, £105,563 per annum.

Contract: Full time, permanent.

Location: NPTC Group of Colleges - to be based at any of our campuses.

Interviews: To be confirmed

About you: Our ideal candidate will be a Chartered Accountant with experience of management at a senior level, including financial planning at a strategic level, financial management systems, management of data with legislative requirements and regulations regarding financial administration and information systems. Experience of FE funding methodologies would be advantageous.

About us: NPTC Group of Colleges is one of the largest Further Education providers in Wales, providing almost every conceivable vocational area of education and training including an exciting and varied programme of full and part-time courses stretching across locations from South to Mid Wales.

NPTC Group of Colleges has been educating future generations for over 90 years, we believe that qualifications and training are key to many rewarding career paths, with our highly qualified teaching staff and their wealth of industry knowledge on hand we will open the door to a successful and rewarding future, students are at the heart of everything we do, and we want them to leave us having had more than just an education.

Why work for us?

As well as competitive salaries, our pension schemes are some of the best available. These are administered via the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teacher's Pension Scheme and provide pensions that are increased each year in line with inflation. We contribute over £21 into your pension, for every £100 you earn.

The holiday allowance is excellent right from year 1. You have 37 days per year of holiday, and as we close the College for up to 5 days over Christmas, this means up to an additional 5 days of leave. With the 8 days of public/bank holidays on top of this, you could benefit from 50 days of annual leave as a manager. This is work-life balance!

We have a range of potential flexible working options available including agile working, sabbatical leave and job share, where it meets the needs of the College. Sickness benefits here are generous, and staff are also provided with free access to independent occupational health, the Employee Support Helpline, a 24-hour life management and personal support helpline. The College also employs a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, who provides support and organises very popular events across the Group, as well as providing access to a variety of free wellbeing resources.

There is free car parking at all of our main colleges as well as bike storage, and if you are based in the South, we can also offer a 10% discount at the Lilliput Day Nursery in Neath.

The College is an educator and as such we actively promote and encourage Continuous Professional Development for all of our staff; we may even be able to contribute to the fees for higher degrees and other qualifications helpful to your job.

On top of all this, working at the College gives us the privilege of being involved in helping our learners and our communities succeed and thrive.

NPTC Group of Colleges offers far more than just good salaries!