Director of Finance, Telford College

Telford College

Salary - c£80,000 Closing date - Sunday 21 May 2017

Telford College
Director of Finance

Following its Area Based Review and a public consultation, Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) and New College Telford (NCT) are proposed to officially merge on 1 August 2017 and be rebranded as Telford College.

The merger of the two colleges will create a single college offering one of the widest choices of academic, professional and technical education and training opportunities in Shropshire, providing significant benefits to students, employers and the local communities.

It is an exciting time to be joining the senior team at Telford College. Following the appointment of the new Principal and CEO we have created an impactful new structure of Senior Leadership Posts to develop an outstanding college and we have ambitious plans in place including developing a commercial brand to grow our apprenticeships and employer links.

In order to deliver our ambitious strategy, we are seeking to appoint a results-driven Director of Finance to oversee the Finance function. Working with the Principal and Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will take a senior role in leading, promoting and ensuring financial stability which will enable the college to achieve a strong financial health rating, whilst maximising new opportunities for further growth.

Our successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a significant track record of financial planning and control at a senior level.  Key to this role is your ability to lead and motivate a dynamic team within a progressive environment. Knowledge of the Further Education arena and the education funding regime would be beneficial; however, we welcome applications from high calibre individuals from diverse sector backgrounds.

This is a high profile role which will play a key part in transforming our college while also offering a superb developmental career opportunity for the right individual.

To discuss the post in more detail please contact Harpreet Jossan or Bernie Cullen on 020 7034 2631 or email

Closing date for applications is Sunday 21 May 2017
Final selection will take place in the college on Thursday 8 June 2017


Telford College





Date Posted
04 May 2017
Close Date
21 May 2017




In order to be considered for this role, please send the following documents by email to

All applications must be received by Sunday 21 May 2017.

Welcome Letter from the Chair and the Principal

Job Description & Person Specification – Director of Finance

Organisational Structure

Employee Benefits

Telford College of Arts & Technology website

New College Telford website

College Mission Statement, Vision and Values

Draft SAR Report 2015-2016

NCT Ofsted Report February 2015

TCAT Ofsted Monitoring Report July 2016

TCAT Ofsted Report May 2016

Merger Consultation Document

The Marches and Worcestershire further education area review report

Marches LEP

Telford & Wrekin Council

Shropshire Tourism & Leisure Guide

Enterprise Telford

Invest in Telford