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Head of Finance

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
ST17 0WT, Stafford, The Wolseley Centre
£36,548.00 - £47,250.00 Head of Department Band
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are seeking a

Head of Finance

The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT

Full Time – 35 hpw 


£36,548.00 - £47,250.00 (Dept. Head Band)


We are looking for a self-starting Head of Finance to provide strategic financial leadership to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. You will join us at an exciting time of growth and ambition and bring confidence, aptitude and diplomacy alongside professional skills and expertise. Help us on our journey to reach 30% of land managed for wildlife by 2030 and 1 in 4 people taking action for wildlife in Staffordshire.


About You.

You will be a confident manager and leader, with experience leading varied finance teams. You will develop the team, as well as the key controls and processes within the team, enabling the organisation to operate effectively. You will think strategically and drive forward a long term financial plan.


About the Role.

You will be able to operate in a fast-paced and often complex environment and demonstrate good judgement. You will exhibit a curiosity about the work going on across the organisation, and can share with others the impactful work of the charity.

This role will be crucial in transforming financial processes and systems and developing the team, all in support of delivering our 8-year strategy. You will be responsible for the Finance function in its entirety, supporting and ensuring the achievement of the organisation's strategic and financial objectives.  

The role holder will focus on policy implementation and implement systems and procedures necessary for the efficient running of the finance department and the organisation generally.

The role holder with operate as the financial gate keeper and ensure all relevant financial statutory and regulatory requirements are met.


About Us.

“Staffordshire Wildlife Trust protects and enhances the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and promotes understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.”

A registered charity established in 1969 we are one of 46 county Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and are supported by over 18,500 members.

The Trust owns or manages 32 nature reserves covering an area of over 1804 hectares. Our 160 staff are based in six locations around the county including our Headquarters at Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, with our work divided up into five departments: Resources, People Engagement, Conservation Delivery, Fundraising, Communication and Membership & Commercial. The Trust has a diverse workforce of including site wardens, wildlife surveyors, community and education officers, catering, retail and administration.

In addition, we have the trading company which looks after the trading side of our business. This includes cafés at The Wolseley Centre and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, charity shops in Leek, Penkridge and Codsall and a retail shop in The Wolseley Centre.


We are welcoming. One of the core values of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is that we nurture a culture of equality, inclusivity and diversity. We are welcoming to those underrepresented in our communities and we strive to listen learn and share from each other.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are committed to keeping children and young people safe, you can see our policy here:
Safeguarding and protecting our visitors, customers, members, staff and volunteers is the responsibility of every trustee, employee, and volunteer at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.


For more information and to request an application pack contact Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on or visit our website


Closing Date:               9am, Monday 6th June 2022

Interviews:                   w/c 13th June

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