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Director of Financial Performance

London South Bank University
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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London South Bank University (LSBU) is a modern, dynamic university with a long history of leading the way in applied education and practice-led learning. With over 17,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 130 countries, we work together to foster the development of graduates, ready to address business and societal challenges.

Our fantastic campus in central London is based around the historic, vibrant, and unique Elephant and Castle in the best student city in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2023). We also have specialist health campuses in Croydon and Havering along with South London based College and School sites in the wider Group.

We are looking for a strategically minded Director of Financial Performance to support the university and wider LSBU Group in taking forward strong financial planning, decision making and delivery.

The role will be pivotal in the design and achievement of our strategic financial plans. This is a hands-on role leading the finance business partnering activity, management accounts and short and long term financial forecasting at LSBU and consolidating these across the Group.

This is an exciting time to join the LSBU Group, we are renewing our corporate strategy and updating our financial strategy, both aspects the successful candidate will be able to contribute to. We are undertaking an estates masterplan that could have a transformative impact on our estate and lead to many interesting capital and commercial projects.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified finance professional and able to demonstrate:

Proven experience in a leadership role; and the personal skills required to develop and lead an effective and well-motivated, multi-disciplinary team;
Strong track record in leading and developing finance strategies plans and budgets;
Delivery of customer service excellence and a high degree of awareness of the needs of staff in terms of finance support and information;
Robust business case development including financial analysis to support investment decisions, project planning and process management skills.

While experience in a leadership role within a Higher Education setting would be beneficial, we are open to applications from a wide range of backgrounds. If you feel you have the right skills to succeed in this role and make LSBU the best it can be, we would love to hear from you.

At LSBU, you will get to contribute to a vibrant and dynamic culture, which is fuelled by purpose, built around people, and is genuinely diverse. You will be trusted and recognised for your unique contribution.

Recruitment timings:

Application deadline: Sunday 3rd March, midnight

Shortlisting:Thursday 7th March

First stage interviews: w/c 11th March

Second stage interviews: w/c 18th March

We are proud to exclusively partner with Allen Lane on the appointment of this critical executive post. For an informal conversation please contact Bryony Thomas via the agency website

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