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Head of Financial Performance & Analysis

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 9 £55.487 - £64,296 per annum
Job Type: Support
Closing Date: 02/25/2024
Date Posted: 02/12/2024
Reference: S2095



Head of Financial Performance & Analysis


Pittville Campus, Cheltenham


The University of Gloucestershire is embarking on an exciting journey that is seeking to transform the institution. The university has real opportunities over the next few years, building on its strong foundations in delivering excellent education outcomes in business, computing, education, arts and creative and health and social care. With a new City Campus in Gloucester and Cyber Hub in Cheltenham, this role will need to seize the opportunity these projects bring, working with regional, national and international partners.



About the Department


As part of the university’s transformation journey, we have taken time to review and redesign our leadership team to ensure we have a simple, streamlined and consistent approach that keeps students at the heart of everything we do.



The role sits within the CFO function which is responsible for driving the university’s commercial, finance, governance, transformation and project management activities. This role will develop a range of management information and dashboards on key financial performance indicators, deliver regulatory reporting to Funding Bodies and Agencies, develop and maintain the budget and scenario planning models, finance business partnering as well as being responsible for finance data, including the university’s finance systems. The Head of Financial Planning & Analysis is also responsible for student number planning and liaising with key stakeholders to ensure the recruitment projections are in line with strategic direction of the portfolio.  



About the role


This role will form a pivotal part of university leadership, having the opportunity to develop and influence financial performance information and the decisions for which it supports. It’s a great opportunity for a capable individual to support and lead the university’s budget and forecast process, financial performance reporting, business partnering, financial regulatory returns, financial and commercial decision support and the student planning process.



The person will foster building relationships with senior budget holders across the organisation to ensure the university’s financial performance is understood at both a university level, as well as budget holders having transparency and understanding their margins and value drivers. It will work closely with the Financial Controller and Head of Commercial and Procurement to foster a culture of taking a more commercial approach across university-wide activities.



This opportunity couldn’t arrive at a more exciting time as the university travels through its transformation programme. The post holder will be able to lead a team to drive incisive, value-add financial support and analysis which facilitates effective decision making.  This includes budget student number reporting and forecasting, ensuring key stakeholders are liaised with in order for the projections to be in line with strategic direction of the portfolio.  



Contact details

Should you wish to discuss this exciting opportunity further, please contact Lindsey Ingle at


Key dates

Closing date: 25th February 2024

Interview date: w/c 4th March 2024


To apply please clickon APPLY at the bottom of this page, you will be asked to complete our application form, alternatively, you can submit a CV and Support Statement showcasing how you meet the essential criteria, CVs alone will not be considered. Please see applicant guidance for help and advice on how to complete the application process.


For more information about out benefits and working for the University please click here


The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce.


We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing an interview to everyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the essential criteria contained within the person specification.





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