London, Greater London
£45,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About Smart Works:

Smart Works is a dynamic, high profile and fast-growing UK charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for success at their job interview. We empower each woman by giving her the clothes and the confidence she needs to succeed. After visiting Smart Works, 65% secure a job within a month, gaining financial independence and transforming their lives. The Smart Works service is delivered in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Reading and Leeds. It is our mission that any woman who needs our service should be able to find her way to a Smart Works centre. Smart Works has been voted Social Action Charity of the Year and is honoured to have The Duchess of Sussex as our Patron. 


About the role:

Smart Works is looking for a bright and dynamic financial professional to join our outstanding staff team. This is a full time, permanent role, based in London with the potential for flexible working arrangements. This is a newly-created role with overall responsibility for the day to day financial control and management of the charity.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (or a partqualified finalist) able to lead by example and get things done through their own drive and determination. They will take ownership of the end to end finance process and be responsible for producing monthly management accounts. They will have strong communication skills and play a crucial part in liaising with our regional centres, building strong relationships with colleagues across the Smart Works community.

This is a hands-on role and the incumbent should thrive on working in the detail but also be able to articulate in a clear and concise manner to senior management. They will need to be excited about the varying challenges that will undoubtedly come with working for a growing and agile organisation, and have a passion for the work we do and the difference we can make to the lives of the women we support.

The role will report into a Director of Finance and the CEO. There will be progression opportunities to allow the successful candidate to join the senior management team and play a crucial leadership role in the future development of the organisation.

The post is a full-time role based at our HQ in London. However, we are flexible in current working arrangements for the right candidate. We welcome applications from outside the charity sector, although some charity accounting experience is preferred.


We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and make recruitment decisions by matching the charity’s needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We are keen to encourage a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge within Smart Works Charity, and we actively encourage application from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates and from men. 


For full details on the role and how to apply, please see our website:

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Refreshed on: 02 August 2020
Closed date: 01 September 2020
Tags: Finance, Management