Director of Finance and Operations
UK Community Foundations are the leader of a national network accredited Community Foundations across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The network makes grants totalling over £70 million annually to small local charities and grass roots organisations. Their network consists of 46 Community Foundations, which cover every postcode in the United Kingdom, and have an unparalleled reach into local communities.
Community Foundations are the only way for local people to give right to the heart of their communities wherever they live across Britain. Our Community Foundations support local projects on a range of issues, such as poverty alleviation, emergency crisis response, and youth engagement.
UK Community Foundation
Director of Finance and Operations
The Director of Finance and Operations is a key appointment for this organisation and will be providing strategic and operational leadership of UK Community Foundation's finance and operations activities, working closely with the Chief Executive and being a key member of their small Senior Management Team. The post holder will be responsible for managing UKCF's corporate resources and ensuring its effective operation and providing a strategic operational lead for Finance, IT, HR and office management. Other key areas will include taking the lead on project management and business planning, thereby helping UKCF support the development of community foundations and the building of thriving communities across the UK.
We are looking for a qualified accountant with a proven track record of financial leadership within a complex organisation. With a background in or strong understanding of the charity finance environment, the Director of Finance and Operations will be an expert in financial planning, budgeting, analysing, reporting and have knowledge of political environment and surrounding regulatory and legislative issues. You will be a true leader, experienced at motivating teams as well as inspiring colleagues and stakeholders with financial insight that supports organisation growth. You will also be committed to playing a key role in the executive leadership team and dedicated to and interested in the vital work of UKCF and its network of Community Foundations.
To register your interest, please submit your CV via the Prospectus website by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application, this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description. This should be no longer than two sides of A4. The full job description is available to download from the Prospectus website.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.
First stage interviews with the client are currently scheduled for W/C 18th September.
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