Blackfriars, Greater London
£65,000 per annum plus benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Third Age Trust as its Head of Finance, Resources & Internal Services / Deputy CEO

Founded in 1982, the Third Age Trust (u3a) is a UK-wide movement of locally run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities for members who are no longer in full-time work to come together to learn for fun. There are 1,057 u3as with over 450,000 members across the country.

The Trust defines the third age as being people who no longer work or look after families. Each u3a is a locally run interest group that provides a wide range of opportunities for its members to come together to learn, develop their interests, make new friends, and have fun. The members draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass.

Members deliver this on an entirely voluntary basis, and a typical u3a will be home to many activity groups covering hundreds of different subjects - from art to zoology and everything in between.

The Third Age Trust has recently undergone a restructure which has created the need for the role of Head of Finance, Resources & Internal Services / Deputy CEO.

Key details:

Role: Third Age Trust - Head of Finance, Resources & Internal Services / Deputy CEO

Location: A mix of in the office in Blackfriars and home working

Salary: £65,000 per annum plus benefits          

Contract: Permanent        

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising and supporting the Chief Executive on all internal service operational issues.
  • Deputising for the Chief Executive when required.
  • Overseeing financial procedures including budget setting, financial reporting and monitoring of financial risk and all regulatory matters.
  • Providing line management support to the Finance Manager and Data and Information Manager.
  • Identifying and delivering opportunities for raising charitable funds for example through fundraising bids and partnerships.
  • Overseeing all aspects of the office processes, policies and procedures, HR, and premises.
  • Overseeing the IT infrastructure including the membership database and annual return process.

As such we are looking for someone who has:

  • A relevant experience in understanding and examining charity accounts or professional qualification in accountancy (CIMA, ACA, ACCA, CIPFA).
  • Experience of providing financial information for fundraising bids, competitive tenders and reports.
  • The ability to communicate complex financial and legal issues clearly to non-finance experts and develop effective financial management systems.
  • The ability to think strategically and deliver against the charity’s strategy.
  • Proven experience of building strong staff teams including developing a shared vision where every team member counts.

This will be an ideal role for someone who wants to make a significant difference to people in their third age who has the talent and experience in leading and managing services to achieve impactful results.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 28th May       

Interview: W/C 1st June      

If you would like to apply, please submit a CV and Cover Letter to Jenny Hills at Harris Hill via the apply button.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

Posted on: 06 May 2021
Closed date: 10 May 2021
Job ref: HH/JH/U3A
Tags: Finance, Senior Management