(FE3) Director of Finance

London | £90,000.00 - 100,000.00 Per Annum


International House London (IHL) is an independent language school based in Covent Garden, London. It has a long-established leadership position in the fields of language teaching, testing, and teacher training.
IHL, which is a not-for-profit trust, owns a 50% stake in the International House World Organisation, an affiliated network of schools in 53 countries.

Purpose of the role

This role is designed to contribute to the management and leadership of IHL to ensure efficient, effective, operations, especially in the areas of finance and IT.
In particular, the role is designed to ensure sound financial management, strong financial performance, reliable and up-to-date IT systems, and regulatory and legal compliance.

Key facts

1. Reports to CEO
2. Salary: £90-100k
3. Pension: 3% contribution to salary sacrifice scheme
4. Full-time (35-hour week)
5. Contract: permanent
6. Location: hybrid, with a minimum of 2 days per week in Central London office
7. Leave: 30 days annually, plus public holidays
8. Further benefits: cycle scheme, perks at work, opt-in health cash plan.


1. Lead IHL’s financial management, including:
2. Financial performance
3. Accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and provision of financial data to support decision-making
4. Leadership, management, and development of the finance team
5. Maintain and develop IT systems and processes, including:
6. Leadership of small IT team
7. Management of change in the direction of further digitalisation and automation
8. Management of relationships with external IT providers
9. Contribute to the overall leadership and governance of IHL including:
10. Contributing to strategy
11. Organisation of Board of Trustee meetings
12. Statutory and regulatory compliance (concerning, notably, HMRC, Companies House, and the Charity Commission)
13. Management of leases, rent reviews, and licences
14. Deputising for the CEO

How to apply

IHL's recruitment partner for this vacancy is FJWilson Talent Services.

To apply please submit a combined document of (1) your CV and (2) covering letter to resourcingteam@fjwilson.com . Please note, applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Fiona Wilson or Maria McNiven on 0203 195 3600 or email the FJWilson team at resourcingteam@fjwilson.com

The closing date for applications is 2 February at 17:00. The first round of interviews will be held on Thursday 16 February.


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This vacancy is being advertised by FJWilson Talent Services. The services advertised by FJWilson Talent Services are those of a recruitment business.
We encourage applications from all sections of the community. Furthermore, qualifications and/or experience identified are indicative. We will consider applications from candidates who have comparable qualifications and/or experience for the role advertised.