Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
We are seeking a proactive and ambitious person to join our small, committed team. The Finance Manager position is ideal for a team player who relishes the challenges that come with a wide-ranging finance role in a growing organisation.
You will bring a naturally thorough, diligent approach, with a good understanding of all aspects of managing the finances of a medium sized organisation. Alongside this you will need strong collaboration and communication skills in order to work effectively with non-finance staff on development of new projects and approaches. This is a busy role and you need to be highly organised and demonstrate effective judgment when prioritising multiple strands of work.
You will have financial administration support (approximately one day per week), though you need to be confident to work in a hands-on way across all financial processes when needed. As the organisation grows you will need to be prepared to proactively expand the finance function, which in due course might involve line management of staff or external contractors. Due to the diversity of the charity’s work and income, we understand that you may not bring expert knowledge in all relevant areas of our financial operations; however you will be keen and be supported to take on new challenges, have the ability to proactively expand your knowledge, and to identify and draw down expert advice from external sources as needed.