Director of Finance and Central Services
Closing Date: 20th June 2018
Interview Date: w/c 9th July 2018
We are seeking a highly experienced, committed and influential individual looking for that challenging and rewarding senior role to join Thames Reach as Director of Finance and Central Services and oversee the direction, development, operation, quality and outcomes of all our central infrastructure teams.
At Thames Reach we are driven and committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people.
About the role
Our successful candidate will become a key member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and share responsibility for providing clear leadership and strategic direction to the organisation, enabling Thames Reach to achieve its stated aims and objectives. Relationship-building is an essential element of the role and you will be expected to form strong working relationships with every member of the SMT and other internal parties, plus important external stakeholders, including auditors, funders, partners and investors.
You will have overall responsibility for the effective delivery of the organisation’s central services functions, providing effective management, support and professional development to the Heads of Finance, HR and Business Development, as well as all other members within your department, and will have particular responsibility for the organisation’s finance, audit and fundraising strategies and obligations, as well as optimising financial performance.
What we are looking for
To be successful, you will be a qualified accountant registered with a CCAB-recognised body and have evidence of continuing your professional development. You will also possess a wealth of experience overseeing a broad range of resource functions e.g. HR, IT, Finance, Business Development and have a proven record of providing effective management, support and guidance.
An outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, you will have impressive relationship-building skills and be able to operate at a strategic level as a collaborative and supportive member of a senior team. Strong negotiation, procurement, commissioning and contract management skills are also vital.
What we offer:
- 29 days holiday, 8 paid bank holidays
- Childcare vouchers
- Confidential counselling services (EAP)
- Flexible working
- Reimbursement of the cost of yearly eye test
- Occupational sickness pay
- Form part of Thames Reach’s terms and conditions
Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.
To apply, please visit our website.