Founded in 1869, Girton was Britain's first residential institution for the higher education of women. Still at the cutting edge of widening participation, Girton has been mixed for 40 years, and is a thriving centre for world-class learning and research within the collegiate University of Cambridge. One of the larger Cambridge Colleges, Girton admits students to almost every subject available within the University. There are currently just over 500 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate students, over 100 Fellows and 130 staff.
The College Council seeks to appoint a Bursar to play a central role in the administration and direction of the College, with statutory responsibility for finance and oversight of the estate. She/he will, as a member of the College Council, work closely with its committees (especially the Investments and Financial Planning Committees) to create and implement the financial strategy needed to support the College’s future objectives. The Bursar has a lead role in compliance, and as a Senior Officer is responsible, with the Mistress and Senior Tutor, for overseeing good governance, and maintaining a collaborative, supportive living, learning and working environment.
- Responsible to the College Council, and working closely with senior officers, including the Mistress, for the oversight and control of the finances of the College and management of its investments.
- Responsible for shaping, and providing oversight of, the strategic development of the College’s operational estate.
- A lead role in ensuring Girton’s legal compliance as an educational charity.
- Management of the Bursary, together with certain operational line management roles, to be agreed.
- Representing Girton’s interests within the collegiate University and externally, both directly and working closely with their counterparts in other colleges and with wider stakeholders.
- Demonstrable skills and experience in strategic financial planning, financial management and oversight, and budgeting for medium to large organisations; excellent financial acumen.
- Proven success in senior management roles, demonstrating a flexible and sensitive leadership style, and a collaborative spirit.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills, particularly in relation to financial matters and messages.
- An interest in engaging with funding and finance for higher education, and an appreciation and willingness to work with financial models appropriate to the collegiate university.
- Committed to good governance and attentive to good and effective working relationships with Fellows, staff and students of the College, and, where appropriate, with alumni and donors.
Please note that although this advert expires on 01/04/2019, applications will be accepted via the Berwick Partners website until 19/04/2019.