Location: Office (London) / hybrid working (at least two days in the office per week)
We are working in partnership with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the UK's pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, which was established in 1986, following the disappearance of 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh. The Trust is widely regarded as a field expert in lone-working and personal safety training, stalking training, as well as consultancy. It has a long history in robust campaigning and ground-breaking research, as well as offering life changing support services to victims of Stalking. The National Stalking Helpline was set up by the Trust in 2010, it has helped over 45,000 victims since its inception, and is the only service of its kind globally. In recent years the Trust has also launched specialist advocacy services, stalking perpetrator management programmes and specialist trauma informed programmes for victims of stalking.
They are now seeking a new Head of Finance and Administration to lead the Trust’s accounting, financial management and financial reporting, ensuring the provision of timely financial information to enable the Board, Chief Executive and wider leadership team to fulfil their duties. The postholder will play a key role in managing financial risk, be a core member of the Trust’s leadership team, working closely with the Chief Executive to implement a robust financial strategy, and be responsible for key administration duties, including the maintenance of the Trust’s HR policies and procedures, GDPR compliance, managing relationships with key suppliers and maintaining communication with Trust’s landlord.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
- At least five years’ experience in a financial management role (CCAB qualified, or part-qualified, depending on experience).
- Proven experience of budget setting, financial procedures, management accounting, and risk management.
- Sound working knowledge of UK GAAP, Charity SORP and FRS 102.
- Experience of using Sage Line50 or similar.
- Experience of crisis and change management.
- Experience of working with a trading arm or with a social enterprise is advantageous.
We are seeking a strategic and practical individual, who is results driven, calm under pressure, proactive and adaptable, with strong interpersonal skills. Collaboration and teamwork will be key in this role, as will the ability to present and explain complex financial and other management information to a varied audience. The post holder will also be expected to deputise for the Chief Executive as required.
For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Charisma Charity Recruitment, quoting reference JO2927.
Applications should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.
Closing date: 10 November 2021, however applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.