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Head of Finance and Operations

Head of Finance and Operations

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Operations

  • Contract type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £34000.00 - £37000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Hannington

  • Contact email:

    ss.perm@tpp.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    37000

  • Salary low:

    34000

  • Job ref:

    J74976GH_1623673329

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-14

  • Start date:

    ASAP

TPP are delighted to be working with an award-winning mentoring charity and support network. They work long term with young people. This exciting charity helps young people flourish in higher education and the cultural industries.

Due to growth they are looking to recruit an Head of Finance and Operations which is a new role. This role will contribute substantially to the delivery of all of the charities activities and have a real impact on young people's lives.

They have grown five-fold since 2016, they are poised to expand their work nationally and aim to support up to 2,000 young people by 2024/25.

Do you have previous operational experience working for a small to medium sized charity? Have you developed policies? Have you looked after Budgets?

This role will be a mixture of remote working and office based as agreed with the successful candidate, and they will consider requests for compressed or annualised hours.

The main purpose of this role:
Working closely with the Chief Executive (CEO), the Head of Operations and Finance will be the lead on developing and maintaining our administration and management systems, and play a key role in organisational growth by coordinating work around governance, compliance and the development of strategic plans.

Some of the key tasks will include:
*Develop and maintain efficient administrative systems and ensure interdependencies across the organisation are considered and workflows aligned to make the most of team capacity
*Manage our London and Manchester offices, and a variety of service providers for finance, administration, IT, and human resources, ensuring service level agreements are met and value obtained from contracts
*Develop business plans, conduct competitor analysis, and work as part of an ambitious executive team to develop our long-term strategic plans
*Act as our internal project manager for Salesforce CRM, and coordinate with external developers and support agencies to ensure appropriate systems are in place and maintained
*Work with the CEO and board of trustees to ensure our policies and procedures are up to date, and effectively implemented and reviewed
*Work with the CEO and accountant to develop and monitor organisational budgets and produce forecasts, risk assessments and management reports for senior management and our board of trustees
*As a member of our senior leadership team, deputise for our CEO from time to time where appropriate and offer leadership to colleagues and stakeholders
*As a member of the senior leadership team, attend trustee meetings and prepare agendas, minutes and reports as and when required
*Actively develop and maintain the ethos and values of our charity, and positively promote our work and activities at all times

To be successful in this role you will have:
●4 years + experience in a similar role
●Ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously
●Ability to work to high levels of accuracy within deadlines.
●Ability to act strategically.
●Ability to respect and understand the importance of confidentiality
●Ability to analyse workflows and implement procedural improvements and increase efficiency
●Ability to analyse financial data and produce reports and budgets
●Strong IT skills
●Interpersonal skills with colleagues, funders, partner organisations and other stakeholders
●Written and oral communication skills
●Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work to deadlines
●Ability to work as a key member of a small team
●Highly organised and proactive.
●Commitment to equality of opportunities.
●Commitment to maintaining up to date knowledge and practice.
●Ability to self-manage and delegate appropriately
●Strong delivery focus, with the ability to drive progress forward and a concern for results and achieving goals
●Sets high standards of performance and seeks to improve previous performance levels
●Previous third sector governance, administrative, financial or operational management experience
●Experience and knowledge of strategic planning and evaluation
●Experience of management systems in a small organisation
●Experience of budgeting and reporting processes
●Experience of developing internal policy, risk management and business planning and continuity strategies

If this role is of interest and you would like to be part of an exciting growing charity please get in touch ASAP!