Embrace the Middle East
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
£45,000 - £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Home-based initially. Flexible working options will be available thereafter. 

Embrace the Middle East is an international Christian charity helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice. Our work and the work of our Christian partners, in Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Iraq, who run hospitals, clinics, schools and centres for people with disabilities, really does make a difference. Together we lift up the vulnerable and marginalised, serving families escaping violence or persecution, people living with all kinds of disability, women and children deprived of access to vital education and health services.

The Charity enters a new 5-year strategic period (Hope in Action) in a strong financial position.  We have ambitious plans for growth, building on the achievements of our previous five-year strategy to deliver the greatest possible positive change consistent with, and inspired by, our theory of change. Our vitally important work is contingent upon maintaining first-rate financial control and management.  To help us achieve this, we need to recruit an experienced Head of Finance to lead an effective, collaborative and happy team. Working closely with the CEO and the Board, you will be a key member of the Charity’s Leadership Group, leader of the Finance team, and a Director of the Charity’s small Trading Company, providing strategic advice and ensuring sound financial operational management and control of Embrace the Middle East (the Charity) and Embrace the Middle East (the Trading Company).

Main responsibilities:

  • Member of the Leadership Group and a key adviser to the CEO and the Board of Trustees (particularly the Treasurer)
  • Inspire and lead the Finance team
  • Manage the charity’s financial operations including income accounting, payroll, pensions, grant payments, insurance and VAT
  • Prepare and present accurate, timely and easily assimilated financial management information and advice, as well longer-term financial forecasts
  • Financial oversight of the Charity’s Trading operations
  • Prepare the Charity’s and the Trading Company’s annual accounts
  • Manage the annual audit process, and other relevant external reporting requirements eg charity commission, VAT, Corporation Tax

About you: 

We are looking to recruit (and welcome to the team) a collaborative team leader, who has senior financial management experience, overseeing all aspects of financial operations and controls for an organisation with an annual turnover of approx. £5m.  Suitable candidates will hold an accountancy qualification with one of the UK accountancy bodies, or equivalent.  As a key advisor to the CEO and the Board, suitable candidates will have a natural flair for providing strategic financial advice and will be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the charity.  You will have experience of managing annual accounts, audit process, budgeting and re-forecasting, as well the preparation and presentation of financial management information to the Board. Previous experience of working in the charity sector would be helpful, but not essential. Candidates with a genuine passion for the sector are encouraged to apply.

As a faith inspired organisation, suitable candidates will be inspired by Embrace’s mission and be comfortable working in a faith inspired environment. 

This is a collaborative team role, where you will be part of an organisation that values everyone’s contribution, pays a fair wage as well as attractive benefits, and is committed to support your continuing professional development. 

How to apply:

To apply for this role, kindly send through a completed online application form, via the link on our website, attaching a copy of your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability and your motivation for the role. 

We will contact all shortlisted candidates either before or shortly after the closing date for applications. Early applications are therefore encouraged,

Embrace the Middle East is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position you need to have the right to work in the UK, either through nationality or relevant work visa.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and undertake a disclosure check as part of the Charity’s safer recruitment policy.

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2021

Posted on: 20 January 2021
Closed date: 17 February 2021
Tags: Christian, Finance