Head of Finance and Operations – Charity

Maidstone, Kent
£37,168 to £47,093
09 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is one of the largest of the 47 Wildlife Trusts, which together make up the Wildlife Partnership. They are supported and governed by their 31,000 members and have the simple aim of protecting Kent’s wildlife for the future. To this end they own or manage some 69 nature reserves covering 8,100 acres; work with and inform politicians, decision makers and landowners to ensure site protection and good habitat management; and they run a full programme of education work with schools, colleges and adult groups.

The Trust also has four Visitor Centres and a trading subsidiary and operates from its headquarters at Tyland Barn, just north of Maidstone. The 85 professional and support staff work within five sections of Reserves; Conservation, Policy and Evidence; People Engagement, including Marketing and Membership; Finance and Support Services.


Job Title: Head of Finance and Operations – Charity

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Points 28-40 currently £37,168 to £47,093

Location: Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent


The Job:

The Trust is a busy and ambitious charity. With diverse income streams and complex project delivery the Finance function is dynamic and crucial. You will contribute to leading change in the systems of the organisation to support the professional delivery teams. 

The Head of Finance and Operations will be part of the senior management team developing business strategy with the Chief Executive and Trustees, be responsible for monitoring the financial performance of the Trust and its subsidiary supported by effective and timely management information, together with operational responsibility for compliance, quality, resilience and risk management, and financial monitoring as well as delivery of the Trust’s IT, vehicle, procurement, buildings portfolios. This is a hands-on role developing systems, budgets, reporting on progress against budget and preparing year-end accounts.

The successful candidate will be commercially savvy, an accomplished negotiator, with a proven track record in excellent operational and people management gained in a successful charity or SME at senior level, delivering efficiencies and increasing effectiveness.

If you feel you have the experience and skills to meet the challenge of this exciting and demanding role, they would be very interested to hear from you.

Closing Date: Midday, Monday 3rd July 2017

Interview Dates: Friday 14th July and Friday 21st July



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Our client has a positive approach to equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community