London, Greater London
c£50,000 per year FTE
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Head of Finance

Brain Research UK is recruiting a Head of Finance to oversee the finance function and participate in the development of this evolving charity.

About us

Brain Research UK (BRUK) funds world-class research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of all those who are affected by neurological conditions.


We are an agile organisation operating with a small staff base to deliver far reaching impact.

The role

Effective financial management is central to our strategy and operating model. The Head of Finance will be crucial in managing our finances and operations whilst embedding a culture of financial efficiency and effective controls.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Head of Finance will lead on financial matters and be expected to provide critical financial information, insightful analysis and timely reporting to facilitate the growth of the Charity.

The role is standalone but working within a close-knit team. It will therefore have a degree of autonomy but will be expected to contribute to the wider development of the Charity. This is a key appointment for the Charity that will involve some exposure to the Board and Investment Committee.

As we operate from a small scale, the role is hands-on with a focus on completing financial procedures and reporting in a timely and effective manner.

We are therefore seeking a dynamic recently qualified accountant who has had wide exposure to financial reporting and processes. Being a financial ‘all rounder’, there is a real opportunity to contribute to the way the Charity operates by instilling sound financial operations and providing meaningful financial reporting. The role provides an opportunity to shape the finance function and will suit a progressive accountant looking for this kind of responsibility.

We are looking for an individual who has demonstrable experience in operating financial functions and the personality to fit within a charity that works collaboratively. 

The role is intended to be part time (ideally 3 days per week) working from our shared office space but we will consider other reasonable working patterns and flexible working arrangements.

We will be interviewing on a rolling basis, and hoping for a December start date, so it would be advisable to apply as soon as possible.

Please apply with CV and covering letter highlighting your suitability for the role.

More about Brain Research UK
Brain Research UK

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Refreshed on: 26 October 2019
Closed date: 03 November 2019
Job ref: Head of Finance
Tags: Finance, Operations