Head of Finance and Resources

Would you like to work for an organisation that makes a difference within your local community, an organisation that supports unpaid carers and impacts positively on their lives?

Carer Support Wiltshire have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Finance and Resources to ensure the successful strategic development and effective, safe operational delivery of the charity’s back office support services relating to the administration of the charity, including Finance, HR administration and ICT

Position: Head of Finance and Resources

Location: Semington office (currently home-based due to COVID-19 restrictions)

Job type: Part-time, permanent

Hours: Part-time, 7.5 hours per day, 3 days per week, core hours 10-12 and 2-4.  Flexibility is possible on which days worked, subject to business needs. Occasional evening and weekend working

Salary: £31,200 (£52k full time)

Benefits: 28 days’ holiday in addition to bank holidays, the employer will match contributions to pension up to 5%, free annual eye tests.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 2nd August 2021

The charity provides support directly to unpaid carers of all ages, as well as raising their profile and needs with health and social care professionals, employers, and the public.

About the Role

The Head of Finance and Resources, will manage the Finance and Resources Department by allocating resources effectively and measuring performance to ensure high-quality service delivery of financial strategic planning, monitoring, budgeting, management and reporting.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Management accounting and budgetary control
  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget
  • To attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, and present reports on analysis of financial performance, challenges and risks to delivery of the Business plan and Strategy
  • Liaison with auditors
  • Acting as Company Secretary
  • Liaising with company insurers and reviewing annual premiums
  • Provision of an ICT service
  • To identify and mitigate risks associated with systems security, fraud and irregularities
  • Provision of an efficient and effective offices management/administration function
  • To have oversight of the Board’s Risk register

About You

As Head of Finance and Resources, you will have a strong experience and working knowledge of financial management and the regulatory frameworks relevant to charities along with GDPR regulations and best practice. You will be ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, AAT qualified or equivalent with the ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding through experience of charity reporting and accounting, including the appropriate accounting standards and specifically SORP.

You will have experience of:

  • Owning and driving change in a complex and well-established team
  • Successful innovations
  • Managing migration of data and processes from one software package to another

In order to fulfil the needs of the role, you will need to be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

In return…

You can work for an organisation that really makes a difference within your local community, an organisation that supports unpaid carers and impacts positively on their lives? If you want to work somewhere that can offer you a meaningful career, training and development opportunities and a great benefits package, apply today!

To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the person specification for the role to info@rootshr.org.uk no later than 5pm, Monday 2nd August 2021.

Please indicate within your Cover Letter any dates that you are not available for interview.

Please download a copy of the job description and person specification here.

About the Organisation

3 in 5 of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. Whether we are caring for a parent, partner or family member with an illness or disability, caring is a rewarding and demanding role.

Unpaid carers save the economy over £132bn every year – that’s the cost of a second NHS. The carers our client supports save the Wiltshire economy over £961 million a year.

The charity helps carers access services, information, education and training, respite, and breaks from their caring role. It ensures they have a voice that is heard and work with health and social care professionals and employers to raise carer awareness and develop best practice.

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