Vauxhall, Greater London
Circa £60,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

COVID-19 - The well-being of everyone is our highest priority.  We will be using phone, Skype or WhatsApp video calling to hold interviews for the foreseeable future.

About us
Leonard Cheshire is going through a significant period of transformation, so this is a particularly exciting time to join our charity.

Leonard Cheshire currently supports more than 70,000 people across the UK and around the world to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. With a turnover of £150m per annum, 5,000 staff and around 10,000 volunteers, we’re the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities, working at the forefront of the social care sector doing everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.

About the role
Reporting to the CFO as one of a team of 3 Heads of Finance, you will provide strategic financial support for the £20m (and growing) income of our Fundraising and UK Programmes directorates, ensuring they deliver to both the strategy and the business plan.  You will lead on the overall provision of strategic financial analysis, processes and controls to these two directorates and our central functions, in close liaison with the respective directors, managers and teams.

You will be the lead business partner to the Executive Director, Marketing and Fundraising and will line manage a team of 2 Finance Business Partners. 

About you
You will be a qualified accountant - ACA, CIMA, ACCA (or equivalent) with demonstrable post-qualification experience.

You will have previous experience of operating and advising at board level, of supporting a Finance and Audit Committee and of line managing qualified accountants.

You will have experience of developing investment business cases, and driving income and ROI alongside a results-oriented marketing team, and be able to apply that experience into the Charity sector.

You will have substantial management accounting experience, as well as experience of co-ordinating and implementing financial strategy.  You will have a strong internal customer focus and have excellent presentation and written and verbal communication skills.

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.


  • Substantial annual leave
  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • Flexible working and lot’s more.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and particularly encourages applications from disabled people.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable applicant has been appointed.

More about Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability

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Refreshed on: 16 June 2020
Closed date: 28 June 2020
Job ref: 05537
Tags: Finance, Senior Management