N2, London
SW12, London
Competitive based on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Job

The job is to lead on strategic financial planning for Nightingale Hammerson. You will oversee the 5-10 year strategic financial forecasting for the organisation and development of a clear IT strategy. You will work closely with the CEO to develop the long term strategic plans and budgets for the organisation.

You will be working with key stakeholders (Trustees, Finance and Investment Committees, volunteers, professional colleagues) to review, create and implement a long-term financial strategy.  The strategy will encompass Nightingale Hammerson’s values of excellence, dignity, respect. integrity, compassion, care and teamwork. It will embody a culture of innovation and best practice and ensure new income generation opportunities are maximised across all teams.

Main activities

You will lead from the front, managing and developing a finance team who will implement a system change over that will include, but not limited to, better support for budget holders, interfacing with other systems within our residents services and fundraising teams, whilst providing strong financial controls and excellent reporting. 

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing key contacts to benefit all areas of finance and IT activity. Key to the success of this job will be your ability to lead on and facilitate strategic financial modelling for future scenarios, working collaboratively across the organisation with key stakeholders and their networks.

You will be responsible for developing and maintaining financial systems and preparing and presenting regular and appropriate reports to the CEO, Senior Leadership Team, Trustees and Finance Committee. This will include monitoring systems for forecasting, contingency plans and key performance indicators. You will also be responsible for overseeing the expenditure of the department.

The job will also include managing the Head of ICT and taking a wider interest in use of Technology across the organisation.

You will develop and sustain high level contacts relevant to the work of the department and represent the organisation at public events as appropriate. You will develop and maintain good working relationships with other relevant organisations and partnerships and maintain an overview of developments in the external environment which could potentially impact Nightingale Hammerson. 

You will develop the necessary policies, procedures and guidelines required, with consideration to legal constraints in finance and IT and keep abreast of current issues and good practice in this area.

You will maintain confidentiality at all times to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act and GDPR and ensure all work is carried out in accordance with Nightingale Hammerson policies and procedures.

You will also be expected to attend training course and conferences, attend Board and organisational meetings as required.

The person

This job is for a positive person with a sense of humour who can embrace the values of the organisation. The person will want to make a difference. A team player, who will work within the caring culture of Nightingale Hammerson and be ready to “roll up their sleeves and pull it all together”. You will bring evidence of strong people management skills and possess a collaborative leadership style. You have to like and be comfortable around older people and dementia and be empathetic to the residents’ needs. You need to be organised and an excellent communicator.

You will be presentable and credible and inspire trust at all levels. You will be good at networking and have the ability to work with all key stakeholders, knowing how to develop relationships to maximise success in the job. You will be intelligent, able to think quickly, laterally and imaginatively and always be looking for new ideas and innovative channels of income.

Self-confidence is important as is resilience, focus and calmness.

Skills and Experience required

Mid or senior management experience

Experience of finance strategy is desirable

Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

Excellent written and verbal skills

Effective negotiator

Positive people manager

Ability to manage change

A full job description can be found via our website.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS certificate. Applications will be reviewed on receipt and Nightingale Hammerson reserve the right to close the advert should the positon be filled. 

More about Nightingale Hammerson
Nightingale Hammerson

Nightingale employs almost 400 staff across two homes – Nightingale House in South West London and Hammerson House in North West London.B... Read more

Posted on: 18 May 2020
Closed date: 10 June 2020
Job ref: Director of Finance & ICT
Tags: Finance, IT

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