Haywards Heath, West Sussex (Hybrid)
£28,000 - £34,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Sightsavers is looking for a Finance Systems and Projects Executive to join a proactive, vibrant and growing team that is key to process improvement initiatives across all Sightsavers offices.

Salary:             £28,000 - £34,000

Location:        UK remote - with occasional travel to Haywards Heath, when required

Contract:       Permanent

Hours:         This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked and some home working

Sightsavers is recruiting for a Finance Systems and Projects Executive to join a proactive, vibrant and growing team that is key to process improvement initiatives across all Sightsavers offices.

About the Role

Reporting to the Finance Systems and Projects Manager, the Finance Systems and Projects Executive will act as an intermediary between Sightsavers head office in the UK and our global offices, supporting customers across Sightsavers hubs in Africa and Asia. This new and varied role will:

  • support on-going reviews of financial systems
  • project manage systems projects and post go live support
  • provide analysis of processes and recommendations for improvements
  • participate in the implementation of new financial processes
  • support business customers in embedding new operational and financial systems and processes
  • develop communications and training plans
  • maintain the control environment in accordance with the Global Financial Framework.

The role will be based at our Haywards Heath office in the UK with flexibility around frequent home working. It will include travel to Sightsavers country offices around the world, of up to 5 weeks per year.

About You

Working as an integral part of the UK-based team, the ideal candidate is a self-starter with the ability to question ‘the norm’.  You have experience in an operational or finance role with a significant systems component as well as a practical background in business, or finance systems. You have strong communication skills and are confident dealing with internal customers in person and remotely.

You are inquisitive, with an aptitude for and interest in investigating and understanding business processes, a willingness to learn and are comfortable engaging with varying levels of stakeholders throughout the organisation and across the world.

Exposure to project, systems or process implementation or improvement work is a great advantage, as is knowledge of accounting principles, the ability to demonstrate relevant practical experience and an understanding of the International Charity Sector and regulatory environment would also be useful.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more, please read the complete Job Description for further details. We are only accepting online applications submitted via our recruitment portal for this role (no CVs please).

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


Sightsavers offers some fantastic benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts. If you choose to work in or are visiting our collaborative, modern office space, you will find it an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London.

Next steps

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Please note that there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our modern and collaborative offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW)


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Refreshed on: 04 July 2022
Closed date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Finance, Training