England, United Kingdom (Hybrid)
£65,000 to £70,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Prospectus is delighted to be working with the inspirational children's charity, Rays of Sunshine, in the recruitment of their new Director of Finance. This role is offered on a part-time, 20 hours per week basis, initially - and will report to the CEO.

This is an exciting time to be joining Rays of Sunshine as the charity enters a period of transformation in a financially strong position.

Rays of Sunshine brightens the lives of children who are living with life-threatening, life-limiting and life-changing illnesses across the UK. Their work creates a positive distraction for children away from the stresses of significant illness and in so doing, reduces isolation, improves self-esteem and creates joyful experiences for the child and their family. Rays of Sunshine does this by granting unique and magical wishes which, by including the whole family, creates precious memories which can never be taken away. They have granted more than 8000 wishes to seriously ill children across the UK, and reach thousands of children each year, working closely with hospitals and hospices across all four home nations to support unwell children and their families wherever they are - actively staying in touch with our extended wish family through activities and events which bring excitement, good news, warmth and joy.

As the Finance Director, you will be part of the Senior Management Team, working closely with colleagues to support the CEO in her drive to implement a reimagined vision for the charity post-pandemic. You will hold financial responsibility and accountability for the charity, ensuring Rays of Sunshine is compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements. You will also take oversight and responsibility for the charity's Information Governance, Data Security and IT Systems; joining the Senior Management Team as they develop a fully future-facing IT strategy. You will be responsible for the maintenance of accurate financial records, prompt transaction processing and reconciliation, and timely preparation of monthly management accounts for presentation to the CEO and the Admin & Finance Committee.

The successful applicant will be experienced working at a senior level; demonstrably rigorous in respect of financial governance and controls, and skilled at developing and articulating clear and coherent financial strategies to Trustees, Finance Committee members and other key stakeholders. You will be accustomed to working collaboratively across the whole organisation, and be able to support colleagues to deliver high quality activities - including fundraising and services - against key charitable goals in Rays of Sunshine's rapidly expanding organisation. You will have solid knowledge of financial software packages (Approval Max, Dext), including mainstream financial reporting systems, forecasting models, word processing, spreadsheets, databases (Access), e-mail, the internet and computerised management reporting, as well as significant financial leadership and operational management at a senior level.


Rays of Sunshine is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect our team to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we carry out basic disclosure checks on all staff and volunteers and require all roles working directly with children and young people to have an enhanced disclosure check.


As a specialist Recruitment Practice, we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application.


In order to apply, simply submit your CV. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and arrange for a call to assess your suitability and discuss the role further. Please note that the role may close earlier than the date advertised.

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Posted on: 10 May 2022
Closed date: 03 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: HQ00181086
Tags: Admin, Finance