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Chief Financial Officer


Dear Applicant

I am delighted that you are considering applying for the post of Chief Financial Officer at the University of Strathclyde.

Established in 1796 as ‘the place of useful learning’ – with a mission to make the world better-educated, prosperous, healthy, fair and secure – we continue to live by our socially-progressive values today.

We are seeking a strategic, inspirational leader and collaborator, who will be a key member of the Senior Executive Team of the University, providing compelling direction and leadership of the CFO directorates, helping our colleagues live the University values in all that we do, and driving forward the University’s ambitious Strategic Plan – Vision 2025.

The successful candidate will be a confident and collaborative leader who cares deeply about ensuring that Strathclyde delivers: world-class education and experience for our students; globally competitive research contributions; high performance innovation activities; strong business and industry collaboration; and, strategic international relationships.

The CFO will provide broad strategic 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. The successful candidate will hold overall accountability for the delivery of key professional services, ensuring high quality and value-added services are provided to the University to ensure the achievement of its strategic vision. As a key member of the Executive Team, you will contribute to the overall management and direction of the University.

As a values-based organisation we are looking for someone who is People-Oriented, Ambitious, Bold, Innovative and Collaborative to lead this critical work. We are particularly proud of our EDI policy and reputation for encouraging applications for all posts from minority and underrepresented groups. I hope you will apply for this exciting role.

Best wishes

Professor Sir Jim McDonald
Principal & Vice-Chancellor