Why we exist
ThinkForward exists to empower young people to create better and brighter futures. We want them to be able to identify, realise and shape their aspirations and be ready to make a successful transition into work. Young people experiencing barriers such as challenging relationships, living in low-income households, or growing up in areas with a lack of access to opportunities can be confronted with hurdles. Without the right support these can lead to high risks of unemployment and long-term effects on their career and life chances.
There are more than 800,000 16-24-yearolds in the UK who aren’t at school or college, or don’t have a job or training place. Our ambition is to prevent young people becoming one of these statistics. In 2021 we will be supporting more than 1000 young people.
What we do
FutureMe is a breakthrough coaching programme that ensures young people who are disengaged from or underperforming at school receive support to transition into sustained employment. Young people are identified for the programme aged 13 based on risk factors known to increase their chances of future unemployment. They are offered one-to-one support from a progression coach who builds a trusted and long-term relationship over five years, helping them to overcome challenges in and out of school and linking them to ready for work activities provided by a community of businesses. By the end of the programme young people develop the aspirations, skills and mindsets needed to thrive and sustain employment.
Overview and purpose of the role
The Head of Finance & Operations is a key figure, responsible for supporting the Executive Team as they shape strategy. They will play a leading role in ensuring financial sustainability, compliance, and accurate reporting as well as day to day oversight of risk management protocols. Alongside this, the role leads the provision of effective and efficient operations services to the organization.
The role includes:
Contributing to ThinkForward’s future as a member of the management team
•Responsibility for budgeting, financial planning and forecasting as well as ensuring ThinkForward is compliant with relevant laws and regulations
•Developing technical financial operating models to underpin new funding bids and
•Improving and supporting the development of financial capability across the organization
•Oversight of the management of operational risk across the organization
•Ensuring staff have the resources they need to fulfil their roles, including responsibility for Facilities and IT management
Interested candidates should read the job information pack attached to this advert. To apply please submit your CV and a cover via charityjobs.Your cover letter should outline your suitability for the role as described in the person specification.
Part-time hours: 30 per week
Application deadline: 03/10/2021
Expected start date: 15/11/2021
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £42,683.00-£49,366.00 per year pro rata