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Head of Finance

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
£55000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
1 Aug 2021

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Job Details

Job Title: Head of Finance
Location: London, NW3
Salary Range: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 1st August 2021 (17:00 GMT)
About Us:
Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.
This role operates within the context of a volunteer-led global charitable organisation with 152 Member Organisations.
Job Purpose:
To ensure the finances of WAGGGS are managed efficiently and properly, in accordance with the highest standards of good practice in the charity sector, and that its financial obligations in the UK and overseas are met efficiently, complying with all financial and statutory requirements.
To maximise the impact of WAGGGS’s financial resources and finance function enabling WAGGGS to deliver high-quality services and programmes, which meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders.
- Build the Finance function to deliver exceptional finance services to WAGGGS’s teams with a clear focus on continuous improvement, problem-solving and development, ensuring a high level of performance with a customer focus
- Act as a strategic financial adviser to the Leadership and Senior Management Team, providing sound advice, guidance and information on organisational performance, risks and opportunities
- Take overall responsibility for preparation of management reporting, annual accounts and audit matters to ensure compliance with statutory requirements, donor reporting and governance structures
- Work closely with and direct financial operations, including via outsourced third-party suppliers, for WAGGGS entities and offices in 5 countries – India, Belgium, Switzerland, UK, Mexico
- The Head of Finance will be a high performing, professionally qualified individual with senior management experience who can lead WAGGGS’s finance function and deliver its finance strategy, providing and continuously improving financial plans, systems, procedures and practices. This individual is a collaborative finance professional, technically sound, commercially savvy and an advocate of business partnering
This individual will build the Finance function to deliver exceptional finance services to WAGGGS’s teams. They will provide effective leadership, encouragement and mentorship to the team so that it serves both internal and external stakeholders efficiently and effectively.
Key responsibilities:
- Finance Control and Reporting
- Change Project
- Leadership and Team Management
- Governance and Key Stakeholders
This job description is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements of the post holder. The line manager may stipulate other reasonable requirements.
The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be subject to change.
If you are interested in this position, please select the apply button shown to download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter & CV.
We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.
If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.
We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you.
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


There are over a billion girls in the world.  Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the space they need to be the best they can be.

For over 100 years, WAGGGS has been the only global movement geared entirely towards every girl and any girl. In places local to them – safe from judgment, stereotyping and violence – girls learn by doing, making friends and having fun

WAGGGS and its Member Organisations give girls the chance girls to reach their full potential.  They become happy and adventurous individuals, with the skills and attitudes, which are changing their community and their world

Girl Guiding creates connected generations of capable, fair and daring girls.

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