Language Centre Business Support Manager


Operations and External Affairs
UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Full time
Academic Enterprise
Fixed Term
9 months

7 December 2018 23:55

14 December 2018
Grade 5 - £38,010 to £44,421
This is an exciting opportunity to join UAL's Language Centre as Business Support Manager for a 9 month fixed term contract ending at the end of September 2019. You will provide a comprehensive financial management service ensuring that senior management and other stakeholders have the appropriate financial information and advice they need to ensure the effective running of the service. You will manage a team of two and will work with a wide range of stakeholders including Language Centre staff, external suppliers, central university colleagues and project teams.  

The Language Centre offers British Council and BALEAP accredited English language courses and also runs small modern languages (LAC) and intercultural and communication training programmes. English courses include English & Arts and Presessional as well as Language Development for UAL students.

English & Arts and Presessional are profit-making programmes teaching around 1200 young adult and adult students a year from over 30 countries worldwide. Most English & Arts students combine their English studies with practical creative subject courses delivered at UAL colleges. The majority of the Presessional students have conditional offers of study at UAL and attend courses between April and August to improve their English language skills.

You will be a part qualified accountant (CIMA, ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA or equivalent) with experience of budgeting, forecasting and internal financial reporting within a commercial education or Language School environment. You will have previous managerial experience as well as being a confident communicator. You will have excellent IT skills with previous experience of the Agresso finance system being an advantage.
Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).
At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.