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Financial Consultant

Financial Consultant

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

  • Salary:

    £63500 - £76000 per annum + Hybrid working

  • Contact:

    Hannah Welfoot

  • Email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Yolk Recruitment Public Sector and Not-for-Profit is proud to be working with a statutory regulator for higher education in England. Its aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. It does so by regulating the higher education providers on its register to make sure they are delivering high quality courses and positive outcomes for their students; where they are not, it takes action.


You can be based in Bristol or London, with regular travel to Bristol).

Travel to HE provider locations will be a necessary part of the role, although will be variable depending on business need.

The Opportunity:

The role is responsible for the financial monitoring at HE providers - for the protection of the student interest.

  • Undertake detailed review of financial data and modelling output relating to individual providers (on a case by case basis) where financial sustainability risk is greater.
  • Engage with senior management at individual providers, particularly financial directors (or equivalent) and accountable officers, on how they are managing financial risks, and preparing for risks crystallising.
  • Ensure this regulator has an up to date understanding of providers finances, contingency plans, and capacity to adapt to financial risks.
  • Provide expert advice, supported by evidence, about the financial management of providers in the context of financial risks.
  • Make formal recommendations where financial management requires improvement (if necessary, creating new specific conditions of registration).


  • Qualified Accountant and financial management (essential)
  • Auditing/ financial interrogation
  • Senior Management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Relationship management
  • Good understanding of HE sector and HE sector finances is desirable
  • Corporate Governance and Regulation experience


  • Learning and development: From dedicated development days to mentoring and shadowing opportunities.
  • Hybrid working.
  • Holiday entitlement starts at 25 days per year and rises to 30 after five years' service, plus generous public holiday leave on top of this
  • Civil Service pension scheme
  • On-site facilities - If you prefer walking, cycling or even running to work, showers and lockers re provided.
  • Additional benefits including free eye tests and flu jabs, and a staff social club who subsidise activities such as theatre trips and days out.

If you think this one's for you:

Please contact Hannah Welfoot at Yolk Recruitment: 07458 143 279

Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.

Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.

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