Head of Finance
Could you head up our client's Finance Team and work with them to offer hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion across Bedfordshire?
Our client is a Luton-based charity working across Bedfordshire, offering hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion. For over 30 years they been working to provide support for people with complex needs who have nowhere else to turn. Staff, volunteers, partners and benefactors, provide a combination that is dedicated to recognising the potential in people who have experienced disability and helping them to realise it. They have come through some tough times with them to create an organisation that can do extraordinary things.
At the heart of their vision is a belief in the fundamental dignity and worth of every individual. Last year they met and worked with over 600 people through their Welfare Centre. They helped 250 people off the streets and trained over 800 people in a range of skills. Since 2015 over 350 have been assisted into employment.
The charity has an annual turnover of c£2m, employs 60 staff and is assisted by some 300 volunteers. Income sources are fairly diverse with only 15% generated from grants and donations. Most of the income is historically generated by social enterprise, training and employment commissions and welfare contracts. Going forward into 2021 and beyond, they are looking to significantly develop their fundraising initiatives including capital fundraising as they embark on a rebuild of the Welfare Centre.
Appointment of a Head of Finance
They are recruiting for a Head of Finance to join the Senior Management Team. The role reports directly into the CEO and represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of the charity in terms of effective financial control and contract management and have a real impact on the work they do to offer hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion.
The Head of Finance will lead, facilitate and ensure the implementation of the finance strategy to deliver financial sustainability and will have responsibility for financial governance and compliance matters and for setting up systems for financial control, effective planning, monitoring and evaluation.
We are looking for a qualified accountant with substantial financial management experience, with the ability to work at both a strategic and operational level.
This role presents an opportunity to work with an established organisation at an exciting point in its development. We are looking for a Head of Finance who shares the passion for the work being done. If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our client's services, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
The work of the charity is founded upon a Christian ethos and it is expected that the post holder will respect this ethos.
Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.
The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October. Shortlisted candidates will interview in the weeks commencing 26th October and 2nd November. This will be followed by interviews with candidates who have progressed to the next stage in the weeks commencing 9th or 16th October.
Head of Finance