Director of Finance and Resources
Prospectus is delighted to be supporting a progressive fund-raising disability charity to recruit for a new Director of Finance and Resources. This fantastic organisation raise money for their member charities and other grassroots organisations that help improve lives across London.
This is a critical and exciting time for the organisation, with new leadership in place and a growth plan underway to ensure their sustainability and impact. The charity is in the process of undertaking a brand overhaul to reflect their passion and professionalism and to engage new audiences, and will be launching their new name and brand in October 2019. Crucially, a new strategy is underway which will offer a step-change in their capacity to change lives
The Director of Finance and Resources is responsible for all financial management. This role presents an opportunity for a seasoned charity finance executive looking for a new challenge in an innovative organisation, or an exciting entry to the charity sector for a private sector executive looking to change career and work in a dynamic and high performance organisation. It is a strategic and operational role, leading finance, HR, IT and all office/ organisational management, working closely with the Chief Executive.
The successful candidate needs to be able to provide inspirational leadership and direction in the financial management of the organisation, as well as in all other areas of organisational support. As a key member of the Executive Team, the Director of Finance and Resources is expected to support the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy, financial modelling and forecasting.
Experience and attributes to include:
-Significant experience in finance, IT and operations.
-Experience of leading teams, ideally in an outcomes-focused organisation.
-Experience of line managing finance functions, ideally including growth and scale.
-Experience of producing and managing budgets with diverse income streams and expenditure.
-Experience of developing and managing finance systems and of implementing financial policies, processes and controls.
-Experience of working with Boards and/ or Executive Teams and the presentation of financial information at this level.
-Solutions-focused and willing to roll-up sleeves in a small team.
-Confident with the desire to work in a dynamic environment.
-Professional accountancy qualification (Desirable).
To apply, please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement as part of your application, addressing your experience in relation to the key points on the person specification, which should be no longer than 2 sides of A4.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis therefore candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted applications. As part of the selection process candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices.
If shortlisted by Prospectus and selected for interview with the charity, interviews are planned to take place on the dates below:
Panel Interviews (1st stage): 2nd, 4th and 7th October
Panel Interviews (2nd stage): 14th October