Head of Finance, Operations and Development

Head of Finance, Operations and Development

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    £70k per year

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    Simon Bascombe

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    020 7820 7311

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    9 months ago

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Harris Hill is recruiting for a Head of Operations, Finance and Development - (To Dec 2022 - Fixed Term Contract), for this environmental charity based in London

  • Reports to: CEO
  • Flexible working: 2/3 days a week will be based in their London office
  • Time: Full time
  • Contract Length: Fixed term maternity cover to December 2022
  • This is a hands-on broad role covering, Operations, Finance, Grant Management and an outsourced HR
  • Salary: £70.000pa

Responsible for managing multiple business-critical areas, the successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with excellent financial acumen, able to provide organisational leadership on all aspects of finance, fundraising, governance, compliance and HR.

On top of your normal Finance activities, you will oversee income generation across all revenue streams and will be directly responsible for creating grant budgets, preparing forward-looking financial scenarios and tracking expenditure against a complex set of grant funding streams. You will have a detailed grasp of the fundamental issues of financial control, reporting and strategy and proven past success in a comparable role.

You will provide board and governance support to enable effective decision making and will have a critical role to play in ensuring good governance, with responsibility for operational compliance, policies and processes. Excellent attention to detail, integrity, and resourcefulness will stand you in good stead, as you seek and deliver solutions in a fast-moving environment and provide advice and guidance to the wider team on a broad remit of issues, including compliance, people management and legal matters.

Managing a team of three, you will have a personable and assured leadership style, and will be able to rapidly build strong and mutually productive relationships with highly expert colleagues. You will be inventive, with ideas for shaping organisational culture, and hold an understanding of not-for-profit governance and current legislation.