£45,218 - 48,835 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Assistant Director of Finance - North (5698)

Barnardo's has a long and rich history spanning over 150 years. We are the UK's largest and oldest children's charity and we exist to transform the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families. Last year, our 8,000 staff and over 22,000 volunteers supported over 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers through over 1000 vital services and running over 700 stores in our UK-wide retail network, with our total income being in excess of £300m.

This is an exciting time to join Barnardo's as we enter into our fourth year of delivering our ambitious 10 year Corporate Strategy. If you're interested in working in an ambitious and dynamic, value driven organisation with a vision for transformational change, then please read the Strategy .

Our vision is simple: achieve better outcomes for more children . Along the way we will we equip and empower our staff to provide even better support. We will turn data into insight that leads to improvements in people's lives. We will lead change across health and social care by taking a user-first, evidence-driven approach to problems. And through all this, we will inspire our charitable donors to be even more generous in supporting us.

As Assistant Director Finance, you will with region/nation management colleagues, actively participate in the delivery of the Children's Services Operations business plan.

About the role....

As a visible senior role assisting the Director Children Services in the development and management of the Region/Nation finances and financial contract management through the provision of excellent financial management, business planning, commercially focused reports and performance indicators and displaying an understanding of the Region/Nation aims and have the ability to connect with operational colleagues. This role will also champion best practice across Barnardo's in monitoring and evaluating financial performance in the current multi-year operational plan and shape future operational plans in line with the strategic aims. Specifically lead on the budgeting process, develop good quality forecasting, enhance self-service reporting and provide specialist financial advice for informed decision-making for the Director Children Services and Region/Nation Senior Management teams.

Key Responsibilities:

* Identify business improvement strategies, ensuring that actions are taken to meet the organisation's budget and financial targets by providing insightful, high-quality financial analysis on business performance.
* Identify, resolve and appropriately communicate critical financial and business issues
* Maintain an oversight of all tenders, funding opportunities and bids within the region/nation including oversight of the costing and pricing of bids that will dictate contract performance.
* Transform data into relevant information; identify trends, and deep-dive into variances. Use acquired skill and insights to better understand what drives business results

What we are looking for...

* Dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic approach to work
* Good understanding of effective governance models and risk management frameworks
* Ability to challenge budget holders and convince them to take action
* Ability to undertake financial and business modelling to appraise projects and scenario planning
* Understanding of the financial risk environment

This role will be based at our North Regional Office and other locations in the North.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children - no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values


* Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy (Oct 2018).pdf (0.56 MB)
* Assistant Director of Finance - JD.pdf (61.60 KB)
More about Barnardo's

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Posted on: 22 November 2019
Closed date: 05 December 2019
Job ref: 5698
Tags: Finance, Senior Management