Vice-President for Finance and Operations

Ref: 6314

Munster Technological University

South-West, Ireland

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Role coordinated by:

Claire Anderson

Senior Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: €156,472 per annum

Closing Date: 01/03/2024

Formal Interview Date: Early May

Munster Technological University - Vice-President, Finance and Operations

Munster Technological University (MTU) was established on 1st January 2021 and is the newest University in the South-West with six campuses across Cork and Kerry. MTU has over 18,000 learners, 2,000 staff and 140 courses and programmes ranging from apprenticeships, degrees, Masters to PhDs. Its mission is to lead change and, through education, empower people for a successful future in a globalised world. MTU provides a broad range of programmes and research opportunities across multiple disciplines, contributing to regional development and innovation. This is an exciting time to join the MTU community as they continue through a period of transition and transformation. Through their distinct focus on high quality teaching, industry partnership, and community engagement and development, MTU provides significant contribution to the South-West region of Ireland. As MTU continues to grow and transition, the South-West region is similarly set to experience a significant expansion in its population and enterprise activity and the University is ready to serve to empower and enhance the region to meet the needs of the future.

Within this period of transition and transformation, MTU is seeking to appoint a Vice-President for Finance and Operations to join the Executive Team. The Vice-President will report directly to the President and is responsible for providing leadership and strategic consideration for finance, physical infrastructure, digital infrastructure, and sustainability across all six campuses in MTU.

The successful appointee will have demonstrable experience of leadership of a finance function in a large and diverse organisation and the ability to operate at a strategic level. They will also need to demonstrate an ability to successfully engage, nurture and develop relationships with external stakeholders including the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science, the Higher Education Authority, auditors, and local authorities.

How to Apply

Perrett Laver, the appointed advisers of MTU, are conducting an executive search exercise alongside the public advertisement for this role. Perrett Laver will support the Search Committee in the discharge of its duties. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing academic and professional qualifications and experience, full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, relevant achievements and budgets and staff managed. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the candidate profile and why the appointment is of interest. Candidates are asked to set out briefly their vision for the role.

Additional assessments may form part of the interview process.

Applications can be uploaded to referencing the project number 6314. The closing date of applications is Friday 1st March.

Munster Technological University is an equal opportunities employer.

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