c. £80 - £85k + benefits
For over 70 years, Leonard Cheshire has led the way in establishing effective ways of supporting disabled people. Today, we are the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people in the UK and around the world. Together with partners, we open doors to opportunity and break down barriers that deny disabled people their basic rights. With 5,000 staff and 4,000 volunteers, last year we reached over 435,000 people and organisations. We directly supported over 71,800 disabled people in the UK and around the world, directly reached another 27,000 people and organisations, indirectly reached over 115,000 people, and built awareness and support with over 221,000 people and organisations.
We promote independent living by providing support to 2,500 people in a variety of 129 UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 9,000 disabled people living elsewhere in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and ‘access to livelihoods’ programmes to more than 60,000 people across Asia and Africa. We work with organisations and the public to adopt inclusive behaviours and practices; and we influence local, national and global governments to change laws and policies which positively affect the lives of disabled people.
Our new Finance Director will join us at an extremely exciting point in our journey. We are making excellent progress with a programme of transformation which will ensure that we are in the best possible shape to address the issues of the future. This includes a new management information system, improved financial processes and controls, and clear expectations about how we deliver expert professional support to business partners and stakeholders. Reporting directly to the CFO (and on occasion deputising), you’ll also support the delivery of our long-term business plans and will provide high-level financial intelligence and advice to colleagues across the organisation.
Your career to date is likely to include a track record of success in a comparable role, probably in a charity, and you will have gained an astute insight into how high-performing financial operations can support and accelerate organisational transformation. You’ll bring extensive experience of leading this function, including team management, internal and external reporting, forecasting and budget-setting. Relationships and communication will be at the heart of your success, and you should be able to demonstrate a sophisticated approach to management and leadership, as well as an appropriately commercial mindset and a commitment to outstanding customer service.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees, regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status or any other dimension of diversity. We believe that we each have a personal accountability for success in this area, and we encourage everyone to contribute to an inclusive workplace culture. We actively encourage applications from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences.
To find out more, visit https://cadence-leonardcheshire.co.uk/
For an informal discussion, please contact Philip Nelson at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing date: 9 am, 7 June 2021.
However, please apply promptly, as shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.