The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s great success stories. Within 50 years we have become one of the country’s best universities, consistently in the top 10 of UK league tables and rapidly climbing the international rankings of world class universities. With a reputation for entrepreneurial spirit and group turnover in excess of £600m the University offers exciting career opportunities.
This opportunity reports to the Finance Office and sits within the Warwick Medical School as part of its senior management team. Warwick boasts the UK’s leading Graduate Entry Medical School, with an excellent reputation for both medical research and for the demonstrable improvement it has delivered to the region’s healthcare provision since its establishment 20 years ago.
The role will support and enable the School’s ambitious strategic plans for further growth and development of its education programmes, research-excellence and healthcare transformation agendas through the provision of financial expertise to the senior leadership team and leadership of the local finance team.
Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) is home to the UK’s largest graduate-entry MB ChB programme. WMS also offers opportunities for undergraduate study, full and part-time research degrees as well as professional development across the healthcare sector. Alongside a range of educational opportunities, WMS has a reputation for research excellence, investigating solutions to significant global health challenges. For more information, see here
The University Finance Office works with all Departments in the University to ensure that the University maintains its reputation for financial integrity and reliability. We support business planning and innovation to maximise the financial resources available to the University and create the long-term sustainable financial platform required for future growth.
Finance Office staff across the University are networked as a professional community of expertise. You will be supported to continue your professional journey through access to Continuing Professional Development training opportunities, sector networks and regular Finance Office briefings. As a member of staff at Warwick you can enjoy a wide range of competitive benefits. The University also offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, and we will work with you to support your career development. We respect and reward achievement and recognise the importance of a flexible total reward package. Take a look at the benefits we offer here including an attractive pension scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement including Christmas closure, family friendly policies, and discounted Warwick Sport membership.
|The Person Specification focuses on the essential and desirable knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Enter (a), (b), (c) or (d) alongside each selection criterion in the ‘Measured by’ column.|
|Essential Criterion No.||Essential Criterion Description||Measured by|
|E1||Educated to degree level or equivalent experience||(a)|
|E2||Extensive relevant experience of financial management in the education or health sectors or transferable experience from another relevant sector.||(a),(c)|
|E3||An outstanding track record of significant business management experience and achievement at a senior management level in an organisation of at least comparable size and complexity to Warwick Medical School.||(a),(c)|
|E4||Extensive experience of contract negotiation and customer and supplier interaction to drive bottom line results.||(a),(c)|
|E5||Evidence of engaging and implementing change processes.||(a),(c)|
|E6||Experience of development of policy and procedure in complex environment.||(a),(c)|
|E7||Seasoned and effective staff management skills.||(a),(c)|
|E8||Excellent knowledge of management and financial accounting, and relevant management information systems and software packages.||(a),(c)|
|E9||Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with others.||(a),(c)|
|E10||Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present to large audiences of non-accountants, and report writing skills.||(a), (c), (d)|
|E11||Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.||(a), (c)|
|E12||A sound working knowledge of PAYE, VAT and corporation tax and accounting standards.||(a), (c)|
|E13||Project management skills, particularly in new build.||(a), (c)|
|E14||Business process evaluation skills.||(a), (c)|
|Desirable Criterion No.||Desirable Criterion Description||Measured by|
|D1||Understanding of Higher Education funding.||(a),(c)|
|D2||Understanding of NHS medical education and research funding strategy and operations.||(a),(c)|
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