Director of Finance and Resources
Harrogate with travel to North West
Closing date: Monday, 25th Oct 2021
Annual Leave 30 days plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata for part-time)
Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download
‘I know that without the support of Henshaws throughout my life I wouldn’t be the confident, independent person that I am today.’ Tom, Henshaws Ambassador and Service user.
Founded in 1837, Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations. We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.
Due to the retirement of the current post holder, we are currently seeking a Director of Finance and Resources to oversee the implementation of Henshaws strategic plan and add value and expert advice to the senior leadership team.
The Director of Finance and Resources, reporting to the Chief Executive and a Board of Trustees, is responsible for delivering improvements through financial reporting, and informed decision making, They will have accountability for the financial strategy and ensuring long-term financial sustainability of the charity. There will be an expectation to provide financial insights into the performance of the business, identifying risks and opportunities which can be converted into positive outcomes, with a focus on supporting Henshaws strategic aims.
The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level and be fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or CCAB equivalent). They will have post qualification experience, demonstrating the ability to adapt to differing environments, sectors and industries. A sound knowledge and understanding of charity accounting, charity law and regulations would be advantageous.
We’re keen to ensure our board is diverse in every way and we’re committed to ensuring our senior management team reflect our society, our charity and the people we support. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Closing date Monday 25th October 2021 – 12 Noon
To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.
Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.
Registered Charity No: 221888