Finance Director

Job Description

Post Title: Finance Director


Post Reference: MAN36


Hours: 37 hours per week Monday – Friday with flexibility to meet business needs


Salary: £55,789 - £60,701 per annum which is Point M21 – M25 on the Management Salary Scale.


Job Purpose: To provide a comprehensive and professional financial management control service to Kingston Maurward College.


Vision: We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Finance Director to support the Principal in the strategic financial and risk management of the college.  The post holder will work closely with the Strategic Management team, Head of Estates, Marketing Manager, and Heads of curriculum departments.  The role will lead the Finance Manager and Finance team to play a significant role in ensuring effective financial control and seek opportunities to improve processes and enhance services across the college.  The person will be a confident, successful qualified accountant with a broad range of financial experience particularly in areas of management accounting, budgeting and cost control. FE experience is desirable and the post holder will be expected to have an understanding of the public sector.


Status: Permanent


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Luke Rake on 01305 215123 during normal working hours.


The Closing Date for Applications:           Friday 25 September 2020 at 9:00am


Proposed Interview Date:                           Thursday 15 October 2020


To Apply:


Please visit the KMC website for a College Application Form and a full Job Description.


Please return the completed Application Form by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.


Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form. CVs will not be accepted.


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For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing


You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.


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Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.


Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.


Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).