The Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is a pioneering Human Rights charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers who are the survivors of extreme human cruelty. The people we work with have been subjected to atrocities including state-sponsored torture, human trafficking, religious and political persecution, forced labour, sexual exploitation, and gender-based and ‘honour-based’ violence. Recognising the complexity of each client’s suffering and needs, HBF offers specialist services within a Model of Integrated Care encompassing: therapy; medical advice; legal protection; counter-trafficking support; housing and welfare advice; and community and integration.
HBF exists to ensure that all survivors of trafficking and torture are free and healthy (both physically and mentally), are safe, are protected from re-victimisation, detention and poverty, and have the ability and agency to integrate in and contribute to the communities around them. HBF also uses its unique expertise to drive change and improve practice and policy for all survivors.
We are innovative, ambitious and compassionate. The bravery and resilience of our clients is an inspiration to all the team at HBF.
Purpose of the job
This is an exciting time to be joining HBF as we are successfully driving forward our strategy to increase impact and income, and have recently become a group structure with the addition of Asylum Aid to the Helen Bamber Foundation Group team. You will be joining Helen Bamber Foundation Group at a time when we are looking forward to the next phase of the charity’s development. As the Director of Finance & Operations, you will oversee the financial management and financial control of the group, ensuring that the charity’s operations continue to be financial sustainable and based on robust financial planning. You will also oversee all non-frontline areas of operations for the charity, leading a small team to ensure the efficient running of the charity and offices.
Working closely with the bookkeeper and the CEO, you will manage the processing of payroll and payments, produce and monitor monthly management accounts, monitor income, develop an annual budgets, and create the annual accounts for the audit process. With the recent addition of Asylum Aid to our charity we are also looking to increase the team to deliver the necessary finance support for the Legal Aid Authority engagement.
You must have experience of strong financial management, as well as accounting procedures and ideally would hold a Recognised Accounting Qualification. You must be able to work under pressure, manage your time effectively and have strong communication skills. You will be overseeing the organisational risk register and helping to ensure improvements in its support systems including sourcing a new premises. Our current lease expires in April 2023.
This position is key to helping the Helen Bamber Foundation to deliver its ambitious strategy to increase impact on all survivors of trafficking and torture.
HBF is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation.
Please note that the successful candidate will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS check. If appointed, you will be required to give your consent to HBF to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment.
Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter by 9am on Monday 30th November by outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience that matches the listed responsibilities and person specification. Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th December and will be conducted either via Zoom or in person.
We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian, Minority-Ethnic, refugee and migrant backgrounds.
If you have any enquiries or would like to speak to someone about the role please contact Kerry Smith.
We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage.
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