Doncaster, South Yorkshire (On-site)
£60,000-£65,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
  • Head of Finance, contribute to the achievement of the Charity's objectives
  • Established, special charity, engaging culture, good benefits

About Our Client

Michael Page are working exclusively with Doncaster Deaf Trust (DDT) an established Not for Profit organisation. They can trace their history back to 1829 when they set up a school to help young, deaf people receive an education to equip them to become self-supporting adults.

This charity does phenomenal work. Throughout the Trust's history, there has been a consistent belief in the importance of deaf and hearing-impaired children and young people and those with autism, communication or learning difficulties receiving a specialist intervention to help them achieve their full potential.

Responsible directly to the CEO, the Head of Finance & Support Services is a key member of the Senior Executive team. This opportunity will oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of the non-teaching functions of the Trust. Working closely with the CEO and the HR Director, the role involves supporting the short and long-term strategic development and planning for the whole Trust, as well as responsibility for all commercial and administrative matters.

Job Description

The Head of Finance & Support Services will oversee the organisation and efficient delivery of the non-teaching functions of the Trust. Working closely with the CEO and the HR Director, the role involves supporting the short and long-term strategic development and planning for the whole Trust, as well as responsibility for all commercial and administrative matters.

Duties will be as follows:

  • To play a full and active part in the Trust senior executive team
  • Specific responsibility for leading and developing finance and other services and ensuring a high standard of support for all the Trust services, the CEO, the Governors and Trustees.
  • Full responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the Finance department
  • Support the CEO with the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and work collaboratively with the senior executive team, Governors, Trustees and service leaders
  • Produce and provide financial information for the individual service leaders
  • Produce and provide financial reports for Governance purposes within the Trust and for the Finance and Audit Committee.
  • In conjunction with the senior executive team, be responsible for the long-term strategic planning and forecasting for the Trust to support and contribute to the strategic aims detailed in the Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
  • Provide strategic management support to the department heads in the following support services: Maintenance & Facilities (including Health & Safety and Cleaning operations), Catering, IT and all Admin functions

The Successful Applicant

The Head of Finance & Support Services will be required to posses the following:

  • Hold a relevant accounting qualification and be educated to degree level or equivalent;
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of the preparation and review of management accounts, budgets and capital plans
  • Be able to demonstrate significant experience of leadership, and a successful track record of both and financial and operational management
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively as part of the Senior Management Team and to work under the leadership of the CEO
  • Have experience of the successful delivery of services and resources.
  • Have a thorough understanding of charitable status and employment legislation.
  • Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the regulatory framework for the independent schools/SEND sector.

What's on Offer

Head of Finance & Support Services

£60,000- £65,000 per annum

You will be a part of an established, forward thinking Charitable organisation in Doncaster who have a mission to provide outstanding specialist education and care services for people who are deaf or have other communication difficulties and learning disabilities. DDT vision is to be a national leader achieving outstanding outcomes that improves people's lives both in the present and for the future.

The successful candidate will be an individual who is looking to excel in an inspiring and changing environment, with a natural interest in the education and charitable sector. This is an excellent opportunity for a Head of Finance and Support Services to join a business they can have a real, long term impact on.

  • Competitive pension scheme- defined contribution
  • Annual pay reviews
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working policy
  • Hybrid working pattern
  • 37 hour working week
  • CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA annual subscription paid for
  • Free car parking on site
  • Employee assistance program through Westfield Health and Wellbeing access
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Excellent working environment

 

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.



Ref Code: MPCYJN052022-5604080Z

Posted on: 13 May 2022
Closed date: 12 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: MPCYJN0520225604080
Tags: Finance