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Since being founded in 1995, Railway Children has had one mission: to keep street-connected children safe wherever they are in the world. In India, Tanzania and the UK, we’ve saved and changed the lives of vulnerable children at risk of a life on the streets – or already surviving their cruelty. We’ve achieved landmark policy changes across all three countries to better protect street-connected children. Our goal is global change, and we won’t stop until every child at risk of being lost to the streets is protected. We’ve already achieved a lot with the help of our partners and supporters. But there’s more to do.
As our current Finance Director prepares to move on after 15 years of outstanding service, we are seeking a highly talented and inspiring candidate to help take the organisation forward and guide us towards long-term financial success across the international group.
Directing our fantastic teams in the UK, India and Tanzania, you will bring a cohesive and strategic approach to our financial planning, strengthening the departments for sustainability and growth.
In line with our values, we are seeking a talented individual, who is a courageous, resilient, strategic thinker, capable of building a vision for our finances and taking the team with them on that journey. As well as being an outstanding guardian of our finances and delivering financial excellence, you will bring inspiring leadership and support the senior leadership team to always uphold our values across the Railway Children group.
We're looking for an inspiring and collaborative individual, who can demonstrate the following:
- Significant experience of senior accounting including reporting to a Board/Finance Committee
- Experience of charity finance practice and governance
- Track record of managing significant budgets, financial reporting, financial systems, and cash flow.
- Experience of strategic financial planning and budget preparation.
- Proven experience of leading finance teams and managing at a senior level.
- Experience of strategic planning and evaluation to drive improvement and performance.
- Strong track record of managing and negotiating procurement and contracts.
For further information about Railway Children and the full role description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please ensure you provide:
- A comprehensive CV, including your recent achievements, and the details of two referees.
- A supporting statement addressing your motivations for applying and how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification. This should be no longer than two sides of A4.
Closing date for applications: Friday 15th March 2024
Preliminary Interviews with Russam: Wednesday 20th March 2024
Interviews with Railway Children: Over weeks commencing 8th & 15th April 2024 (dates TBC)
We look forward to receiving your application.
Reporting to the Finance Director/ Company Secretary, this is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about a career in governance. The role is home-based (30 hours per week (0.8 FTE)) although occasional in-person attendance at key meetings will be required.
In this crucial role you will have significant oversight of a wide range of governance matters and manage the production of the organisation's Annual Report and Accounts. If you are passionate about governance and highly organised we'd love to hear from you.
What we offer:
At Victim Support we believe in attracting and retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards and benefits package including:
- Flexible working options including hybrid working
- 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 33 days plus Bank Holidays
- An extra day off for your birthday
- Pension with 5% employer contribution
- Enhanced sick pay allowances, maternity and paternity payments
- High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment and leisure discounts
- Access to our financial wellbeing hub and salary deducted finance
- Employee assistance programme and wellbeing support
- Ongoing training and support with opportunities for career development and progression.
About the Role:
This role is home-based (must be based in England or Wales) with occasional travel to meetings. The role is for 30 hours per week (0.8 FTE) with some flexibility around the days/hours worked. As Assistant Company Secretary you will:
- Assist the Company Secretary in developing & implementing a strong corporate governance framework, robust systems & processes, covering all aspects of corporate governance & company secretarial matters
- Act as secretary to one board, four sub-committees/ panels, the senior management team meetings & other ad hoc meetings
- Lead on the recruitment & induction of new trustees & committee members
- Draft relevant documentation such as written resolutions & ensure adherence to the organisation's articles of association
- Manage production of Annual Reports and Accounts
- Support the Company Secretary in administrative tasks relating to the oversight & submission of key returns and information submissions as well as other trustee admin support.
You will need:
- To be Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) qualified, or part qualified with demonstrable experience OR have relevant company secretarial/corporate governance experience with a willingness to study towards qualification.
- To demonstrate experience of continual improvement of corporate governance systems or processes.
- Strong communication skills with the ability to interact confidently with stakeholders at a senior level.
- Excellent written skills with demonstrable experience of report writing and minute-taking.
- Excellent digital skills including the use of technology, video-conferencing software and Microsoft Office packages.
- The ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality and discretion as appropriate.
- To be highly organised, thorough, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and a proactive, flexible approach.
Please see attached job description and person specification for further details.
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
VS are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.
VS strives to represent the diverse communities we serve and are passionate about creating an environment where all staff and volunteers feel respected and heard. Being a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture is integral to us being able to meet our aim of ensuring that anyone who is a victim of crime gets the support they need.
As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. VS is also a Disability Confident Employer and we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates that are disabled and meet all essential criteria for a role.
If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.
How to apply:
To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.
We look forward to hearing from you.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.
Job Description and Skills Specification
Job Title: Finance Lead
Location: This role is home based and requires online working. It will also require occasional travel for team meetings and events in the south east
Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
Flexible working: Flexible working possible
Reports to: Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
Salary: Level 5. £28 500 per annum
Pension: Stakeholder pension available
Duration: Fixed term 1 year maternity cover
Start date: 1 May 2024
Overall purpose of the job
To work as part of the Finance & Operations team to support the delivery of the Charity’s work through diligent and accurate financial administration. The role is vital in running day-to-day financial processes and supporting the effective financial management of the organisation.
Main responsibilities will include:
· Processing invoices via Sage Accounts for payment on the bank within the supplier terms
· Managing creditors ensuring no outstanding debts quarterly
· Managing monthly bank reconciliations
· Generating financial reports for monthly, quarterly and annual accounts reconciliation
· Processing and reconciling employee expenses
· Updating the Expenditure folder on SharePoint
· Creating and sending sales invoices
· Undertaking routine Audit testing
· Collating invoice and finance records as evidence for audit
· Work as part of Artswork’s staff team to support the Chief Finance Officer, Head of Budgets, Contracts and Policy and key staff in the managing and delivery of all financial procedures
· Oversee the Accounts inbox ensuring financial matters are actioned promptly
· Provide timely responses to invoice, expenses and payment enquiries from colleagues and external customers
· Liaising with colleagues to order and distribute equipment
Administration and Legal Compliance
· Work closely with colleagues and partners to ensure compliance with all relevant legislative requirements, including data protection, environmental, equalities, health and safety, prevent duty, safeguarding, in line with Artswork’s policies and procedures
· Be a committed champion for Artswork’s Values and our Anti-Discrimination Charter
· Maintain and develop personal skills and knowledge through appropriate training
· Perform own administrative duties
· Maintaining positive professional relationships with our participants, partners and stakeholders
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.