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Strategic Director Finance and Resources

Blackburn, flexibility to include home working
CANW scale points 50 – 55 - £48,338 - £53,444 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2021
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Job Details

We are recruiting to the role of Strategic Director of Finance and Resources to complete our dynamic senior leadership team.

Job Role: Strategic Director Finance and Resources
Service Area: 
Senior Leadership Team
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Hours/Pattern of work: 37 hours per week -9am to 5pm Mon to Thurs 9am to 4.30pm Fri.
Some flexibility required in line with business/service need
Contract: Permanent
Salary: CANW scale points 50 – 55 - £48,338 - £53,444 per annum
Office Base: CANW Head Office, Whalley Road, Wilpshire, Blackburn, BB1 9LL
Flexibility to include home working

All roles within CANW have a responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults. This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

About the Charity

Child Action Northwest is an award winning charity providing a range of innovative and creative services across the North of England that support children, families and vulnerable adults.  Our values of caring, empowerment, and never giving up are present in all we do and underpin our work.  We believe in the power of the individual and communities to grow, develop and change.

About the role

You will hold overall responsibility for Child Action Northwest’s Group finances including budget control, banking arrangements and investments.  You will work alongside the CEO and senior leadership team leading on the financial planning and resource management of the Charity and reporting to the Board of Trustees and relevant committees.

About you

We are looking for someone who is a team player and can bring a professional accountancy expertise and experience to the Charity. You will have a professional accountancy qualification and the experience to lead our busy finance team; with experience of preparing, budgets, forecasts, management accounts and all aspects of financial programming.  You will be enable to undertake financial analysis and planning to ensure we achieve our ambitious development plans. You will be an excellent communicator and will be able to work across all levels, and feel confident working with other senior leaders in public and third sector organisations.  You will be able to make strategic decisions take a proactive approach to opportunities, issues and problems.


  •  An established and respected regional charity addressing local problems with local people
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement increasing to 30 and bank holidays
  • Excellent reward and recognition policies
  • Workplace wellbeing support
  • Employer Pension contribution
  • Excellent personal and learning development opportunities
  • A Health Plan Scheme
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme

Closing date: 5pm on Friday, 28th May 2021.  
Interview date 7th June 2021.


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