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Head of Finance, Resources & Internal Services / Deputy CEO

Harris Hill
A mix of in the office in Blackfriars and home working
£65,000 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
28 May 2021
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established and successful adult education charity as its Head of Finance, Resources & Internal Services / Deputy CEO

Founded in 1982, this charity is a UK-wide movement of locally run charities that provide a wide range of opportunities for members who are no longer in full-time work to come together to learn for fun. There are 1,057 interest groups with over 450,000 members across the country.

The charity defines the third age as being people who are no longer in fulltime work. Each locally run charity provides a wide range of opportunities for its members to meet, draw on their knowledge and experience to learn and develop their interests, and also to make new friends, and have fun.

Members deliver this on an entirely voluntary basis, and a typical local charity will be home to many interest groups together covering hundreds of different subjects - from art to zoology and everything in between.

The charity has recently undergone a reorganisation which has created the need for the role of Head of Finance, Resources & Internal Services / Deputy CEO

Key details:

Role: Head of Finance, Resources & Internal Services / Deputy CEO

Location: A mix of in the office in Blackfriars and home working

Salary: £65,000 per annum plus benefits         

Contract: Permanent        

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising and supporting the Chief Executive on all internal service operational issues.
  • Overseeing financial procedures including budget setting, financial reporting and monitoring of financial risk and all regulatory matters.
  • Providing line management support to the Finance Team. Operations Manager and Contracts Manager.
  • Identifying and delivering opportunities for raising charitable funds for example through fundraising bids and partnerships.
  • Overseeing all aspects of the office processes, policies and procedures, HR, and premises.
  • Overseeing the IT infrastructure including the membership database and annual return process.

As such we are looking for someone who has:

  • A relevant experience in understanding and examining charity accounts or professional qualification in accountancy (CIMA, ACA, ACCA, CIPFA).
  • Experience of providing financial information for fundraising bids, competitive tenders and reports.
  • The ability to communicate complex financial and legal issues clearly to non-finance experts and develop effective financial management systems.
  • The ability to think strategically and deliver against the charity’s strategy.
  • Proven experience of building strong staff teams including developing a shared vision where every team member counts.

This will be an ideal role for someone who wants to make a significant difference to people in their third age who has the talent and experience in leading and managing services to achieve impactful results.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 28th May       

Initial Interview: W/C 1st June      

If you would like to apply, please submit a CV and Cover Letter to Jenny Hills at Harris Hill.      

Jenny Hills:

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

Please note: an earlier version of this role was previously posted in error, for which Harris Hill apologises. Please use this corrected version in considering this position.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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