Vision Foundation - Director of Finance and Resources

Bryony Feeney
London (Central), London (Greater)
05 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020
CFO, Director
Contract Type

The Vision Foundation is a sector leader in London standing up for the rights and freedoms of people living with sight loss. The charity funds organisations providing front-line projects and services across the capital, and works collaboratively through researching, building capacity, funding and investing, and advocacy. We raise funds for our grantmaking and support through fundraising and a small retail operation.

We’ve been going for a hundred years but following a cultural and organisational re-shaping, including a new strategy and rebrand last year, we have the energy and drive of a start-up. We are now looking to appoint a permanent Director of Finance and Resources who will play a significant role in shaping the Finance and Resources functions at a time of exciting and evolving change.

The Director of Finance and Resources is responsible for financial leadership and management alongside risk management and compliance, HR, IT, and facilities. In a small organisation it is imperative you can work strategically and collaboratively with your executive colleagues, business partnering across the charity. 

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, and will need to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role;
  • Experience at Board level and ability to work in collaboration with Trustees and colleagues;
  • Understanding and experience of strategic risk management, finance audit and internal controls.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual. We are seeking a confident, dynamic and engaging finance professional with excellent communication skills and confidence to operate at the highest levels. Charity experience would be an advantage, as would demonstrable leadership across wider Resources, including HR and IT. You may be a seasoned charity finance executive looking for a new challenge or a private sector executive looking for a career change. Either way, experience and/or understanding of the demands and challenges of the charity context is essential. You will need to be comfortable working in an ambitious organisation with high standards that is still evolving and changing at speed.

The role demands a great blend of skills, along with the belief that every blind and partially sighted Londoner should be able to lead their life to the full. If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role we very much look forward to hearing from you. 

Recruitment timings:

Application deadline:    Sunday 25th October, midnight

Shortlisting:                    w/c Monday 2nd November

1st Stage Interviews:      9/10th November

Final Stage Interviews:  24th – 27th November

Please submit your CV, with a supporting statement describing why you would be the best person to join this team and shape the Vision Foundation into being the best it can be as it continues in this new exciting chapter in its history.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Bryony Feeney at Allen Lane via the agency website.

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