Director of Finance and Information Systems

London (Central), London (Greater)
21 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

The Nuffield Foundation funds research, analysis, and student programmes that advance educational opportunity and social well-being across the United Kingdom. Established in 1943 by Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motors, the Foundation has an asset base of c £400 million and is financially and politically independent.

We want to improve people’s lives, and their ability to participate in society, by understanding the social and economic factors that affect their chances in life. The research we fund aims to improve the design and operation of social policy, particularly in Education, Welfare, and Justice. Our student programmes provide opportunities for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to develop skills and confidence in quantitative and scientific methods.

With a newly appointed CEO and a revised strategic plan we are looking to build on the fantastic work of the Foundation to date and increase our reach and impact.

In order to achieve this we have recently expanded the Senior Leadership Team and now wish to appoint a Director of Finance and Information Systems to lead these two vital functions.

This is a pivotal role which will be at the centre of transforming the working of the Foundation. We are looking for someone who understands information systems and their potential to transform organisations, who has led a finance function and can take a future focussed approach to integrating our Finance and Information Systems facilities and teams effectively throughout the organisation.

Ideally with some understanding of charity accounting, corporate governance, risk and compliance, you will also be a skilled communicator and have an inherent interest in, and commitment to, the Foundation’s agenda and values.

This new role will not only provide you with the scope to develop and transform both functions, but to also contribute to the development and delivery of our ambitious strategic agenda as part of the leadership team.

This is a tremendous opportunity for someone who can balance financial assurance, compliance, and systems design and delivery with an innovative and progressive approach to enabling us to achieve our mission, and enhance our strong leadership team.

Further details are available on our microsite:

For an informal discussion please contact Joanna Moriarty on 020 3145 3433.

Closing date: Friday, 25 August 2017 at noon.

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