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Director of Finance and Operations

Based at Bristol Headquarters – hybrid working offered. Some regional travel expected.
£50,000 - £60,000
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Are you a strong financial leader with a passion for the natural environment and the ability to galvanise teams to deliver ambitious goals?

Director of Finance and Operations 
£50,000 - £60,000 
Contract type: Permanent  
Working hours: Full time 
Location: Bristol area. The post will be based at the employer’s headquarters in Bristol (BS1 5) with the option to work a few days a week from home. Some regional travel will be expected. 
Occasional evening and weekend work as necessary (TOIL awarded).

About the Employer
Our client is the largest local charity working to protect wildlife in the West of England area. They are one of 46 regional Charitable trusts Trusts and the correpsonding Royal Society thereof. Together, They are the biggest organisation in the UK working solely for nature.

Today, this organisation employs over 50 staff and works alongside over 800 volunteers, supported by over 18,000 members. They work to bring wildlife back by managing and restoring habitats and inspiring people to take action for wildlife.

About the Role
They are looking for an exceptional individual to become their new Director of Finance and Operations. You will be a finance leader with broad commercial acumen, strong people management skills and the appetite to drive and hold accountability for the charity’s membership and income growth ambitions.  

They have exciting plans to create and restore habitats, enable people to take action for wildlife, and secure more land for nature for wildlife across the West of England. 

As Director of Finance and operations, you will be at the heart of the organisation’s success.  

You will: 

  • Lead the Group’s financial planning, operations and accounting 
  • Ensure effective management of the organisation’s people and resources 
  • Drive development of the charity’s fundraising and commercial activities  
  • Work with the CEO and Leadership Team to develop, implement and periodically review the organisation’s strategic and financial plans
  • Work closely with all Departments to ensure effective financial and operational processes, support financial planning and inform future decisions. 

If this is you, our client looks forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 11:59pm, Monday 3rd June 2024
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a first interview to be online on Wednesday 12th June 2024.
Applicants may be asked to attend a second interview, anticipated to be on Thursday 20th June 2024.


Please click 'Apply' and follow the job board process. You will receive an email from CHM Recruit containing further information on how to apply for the role.
Please note that although you may be asked by the job board to upload a CV, you are not applying at this stage.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is a key part of this organisation's strategy. They want to reach a wider range of communities, remove barriers to getting involved in nature and build an organisation that reflects the strength and diversity of communities in their area.

Nature is for everyone and this charity is committed to building an inclusive organisation where the workforce reflects the cities and areas they serve and where colleagues feel confident about being themselves at work. 

Applications are welcome from people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, marital status, age and religion, and are particularly encouraged from sections of society that are under-represented in the conservation sector. All appointments are made on merit.  

No agencies please.

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