Head of Finance and Support Services

Colchester, Essex
£45,000 (Depending on experience)
29 Mar 2018
11 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Finance & Support Services

£45,000 pa, Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week

We are working towards a day when leprosy no longer destroys lives. 

Together we can #BeatLeprosy

At Lepra the role of The Head of Finance & Support Services is interesting and diverse. The post holder acts as Company Secretary and has responsibility for all areas of financial management and control as well as HR, IT, facilities management, administrative and governance support. The role reports to the Chief Executive and will be a member of the senior management team.

What we would like from you:

  • Be a qualified accountant (or part qualified if significant demonstrable equivalent experience can be provided) with experience of operating at a senior level 
    Experience of providing financial support
  • Experience and understanding of regulation compliance for example that of the  Charity Commission and Companies’ House
  • A track record of building effective teams
  • Experience of managing the budgeting process at a senior level in an organisation
    Sound knowledge of charity financial accounting and reporting rules including the Charities SORP
  • Financial planning, analysis and reporting skills
    Ability to develop and maintain relationships internally and externally
  • Competent at communicating financial information to a non-financial audience

The successful candidate will require an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check to be completed prior to commencement.

What we will give to you:

  • Annual Leave: 25 days (of which 3 days must be taken between Christmas and New Year when the Colchester Office closes)
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • Contributory group personal pension scheme - 8% employer, 3% employee
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Child care vouchers
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Designated free of charge parking in central Colchester

About Lepra

We are a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. This disease affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities, but there is a cure.

More than 600 people are diagnosed and start treatment each day, over 50 of these are children.

But, due to fear and lack of knowledge, there are over 3 million people across the world living with undiagnosed leprosy and every day the disease causes more damage to their health, livelihood and future.

We work directly with communities in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique to find, diagnose and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy. Through raising awareness, pushing for early detection and reducing stigma we support people so they can transform their lives.

Last year (2016-2017) we reached more than 252,000 people directly through diagnosis, treatment and care.

We reached a further 1.3 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of diseases and reduce stigma.

Please go to www.lepra.org.uk/jobs to find out more and apply to work with us. 

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