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Chief Financial Officer

University of Strathclyde

Chief Financial Officer

Competitive salary



Strathclyde is a leading international technological university that is socially progressive, recognised for its strong research links with business and industry, commitment to enterprise and skills development and knowledge sharing with the private and public sectors.

As a leading international University, we pride ourselves in recruiting the best academic and professional staff to support our ground-breaking, impactful research, and our first-class student experience.

The University is seeking an inspirational and strategic CFO as a key member of the Senior Executive Team. A leading architect of the University’s growth strategy, you’ll provide critical advice to the Executive, financial stewardship; and be responsible for the executive management of high-quality service functions including Finance and Estates. With your support, we’ll realise Strathclyde’s ambitious growth strategy to 2025 and beyond, increasing our income from student recruitment and research grants and delivering investments in our campus, in major projects and in our staffing resources.

The role will provide broad financial leadership and direction to the University in order to drive, deliver and support the University’s strategy for sustainable growth and development in a rapidly changing and competitive environment.

Professionally qualified, the successful candidate will have demonstrable track record of achievement as a senior level finance professional within a large complex organisation.  You will have excellent skills in financial and resource planning at a strategic level as well as expertise in leading, developing and motivating multidisciplinary teams whilst ensuring key targets are met within resource constraints.  Possessing excellent negotiation, communication and analytical skills, you will also have the acumen and skills to develop productive relationships with key external bodies.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact Donogh O’Brien, Lauren Crichton or Gillian Blackadder on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th March 2023

To apply please upload your CV and supporting statement (together in one document) via the apply button.