Spark Inside

Head of Finance and Resources

Spark Inside
Near London Euston Station, London (Greater)
£50,000 - £60,000
04 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Finance and Resources

Euston, London

£50,000 to £60,000 per annum


Spark Inside has a vision for a world without crime and without prisons.

We are an innovative and passionate team, driven by our values to achieve our aims. Established in 2012, Spark Inside runs coaching programmes for young people in prison that encourage rehabilitation, reduce reoffending and improve the relationships between prisoners and prison staff.

The new post of Head of Finance and Resources will help to build on the success of the organisation by leading on corporate services and, as part of the Senior Manager Team, developing initiatives to improve income growth and organisational effectiveness.

Spark Inside provides a supportive, engaging and enthusiastic place to work, with 31 days leave and a 5% contribution.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified, or part-qualified accountant with experience of delivering projects in a senior role.

Core responsibilities

  • Lead the organisation as a member of the SMT, developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve organisational aims
  • Lead responsibility for all of the organisations financial management and administration
  • Lead responsibility for ensuring HR systems, IT and back office functions are efficient and enhance the delivery of services

Essential criteria

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) or part-qualified with a clear plan for achieving full qualification
  • Excellent working knowledge of financial issues for charities (e.g. SORP reporting requirements, restricted fund accounting, VAT)
  • Experience of managing HR projects

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