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Our Financial Planning & Analysis team are looking to recruit a Head of Finance working with the Operations and Commercial departments of the Trust, this is a key senior role in a fast pace environment. You will have strong commercial and communication skills to lead a national team of 4 finance managers ,you will be working with Operational teams assisting Directors with financial and commercial decision making. This is an exciting and rewarding role for the right candidate working for a highly regarded national charity.
The Financial Planning & Analysis function is responsible for strategic, commercial financial advice and financial performance management for the Trust including performance reporting, financial bid support, business cases, budgeting and forecasting activities. The team provide essential analysis and insights for budget holders and senior leaders to drive effective, sustainable, and commercial planning.
This role has responsibility for the Commercial advice to Management Teams, Business Planning & Budgeting, monitoring of monthly expenditure, challenging senior teams driving value for money within our operations and commercial departments. Review of expenditure accruals / deferrals. Training budget holders to improve financial management & accuracy of monthly management accounts.
You will initially be working on a hybrid basis and then based at one of our key centres with the opportunity to work flexibly. There will also be opportunities for you to work with Young People and witness the fantastic work of the Trust.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Evaluation and Learning Lead
We are looking for an experienced Evaluation & Learning Lead to join our newly established and quickly growing Evidence and Impact Team.
NHS Charities Together represent 100% of the NHS charity sector in the UK as members. Helping the NHS tackle today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Position: Evaluation and Learning Lead
Location: Warwick – Flexible working with regular travel
Salary: £35,000 - £41,000 per annum
Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week
Benefits: 10% pension contributions, 28 days annual leave, access to Reward Hub and weekly wellbeing time, training, and development opportunities.
Closing Date: Friday 29th July
As Evaluation and Learning Lead you will work collaboratively with colleagues from across the organisation, and the Senior Manager for Learning and Evaluation, to identify, develop, commission, and deliver learning and evaluation activity to help the charity to continue to develop, to support their strategy and to evidence impact.
A key part of the role will be building relationships with the membership of 240 NHS charities to embed a culture of learning and evaluation and empower NHS charities to undertake relevant learning and evaluation activity as well as capacity and capability building internally.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation, with the chance to get involved in new projects that will help shape the future of the charity, and help care for NHS staff, patients, and volunteers.
Key responsibilities include:
- Commissioning & Managing Evaluation Projects
- Delivering Evaluation Activity
- Embedding a Culture of Learning & Evaluation
To be successful in this role you will need to be experienced in developing Invitation to Tenders, commissioning external evaluation consultants, and managing this relationship. You will also need to be experienced in directly delivering evaluation, including designing Theory of Change, evaluation frameworks, and qualitative and quantitative research techniques and analysis. You will need to be a good written and verbal communicator, with experience of reporting and presenting to a range of audiences, including senior leaders.
We are looking for someone proactive, creative, tenacious and empathetic, who can build relationships and deliver high quality evaluation in a complex environment. You will be keen to learn, develop and be flexible to meet needs in a growing team and organisation.
If you are passionate about the health and wellbeing of our nation, we would love to hear from you.
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Resource and Evaluation Manager Research Manager, Research Monitoring and Evaluation lead, Evaluation and Impact Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Learning Specialist, Quantitative/Qualitative Research, etc.
We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.??
Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.
We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.
Diversity and inclusion matter to us.
Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.
We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.
About the role
The Museum is primarily funded by Government grant-in-aid and undertakes other income generating activities, such as ticketed exhibitions, retail and catering, science research and consultancy, to deliver its charitable objectives.
The Museum is embarking on a major capital investment and fund-raising programme to deliver its mission and transform its offer.
To provide support to the Senior Management Account and the Programme Management Office (PMO) by leading on programme and project budgets and forecasts, producing accurate and timely financial reports for both income and expenditure and proactively assisting in all aspects of the programmes' financial management. Managing one Assistant Management Accountant.
Thriving at the Museum: the way we work
We are proud to work at the Museum and have identified the qualities we all need to embody to reach our shared ambition. This sits alongside the Museum's values and forms the framework for the way we work.
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What we offer
- 5 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (full time equivalent)
- Generous defined contribution Natural History Museum Pension Scheme (employer contribution 4 - 10%)
- Season ticket, bicycle and rental loan
- Life insurance
- Free admission to our exhibitions and many other paid exhibitions at museums, galleries and institutions across London and the UK.
- Staff discount at our Museum shops and cafes
- We offer a wide variety of training initiatives and opportunities to build skills. Investing in staff development is important to us, and we are ambitious about helping staff to grow and fulfil their potential.
- Affordable membership to the Civil Service Sports Council which offers a range of benefits including an extensive list of special offers and reduced entry fees at a selection of cinema chains, theme parks, theatres, retailers and supermarkets. It also provides entry to up to 300 and other national treasures. For more details, visit
- Membership to our Sports and Social Association (for a small fee), which includes access to our in-house gym and clubs such as football, softball, table tennis and tennis and classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi
How to apply
If that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal,
Closing date: 9 am, Monday, 11th July 2022
Interviews expected: w/c 18th July 2022
Salary: £40,000 per annum