Hampstead, Greater London

£45,000 to £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Permanent, Full-time

ACGUP1809/CC-TC

Job Description

Head of Finance and Corporate Services 

Location: London, NW3 
Hours / Tenure: 35 hours per week 
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience) 
Contract Type: Permanent 

Closing Date: 18th September 2019 (12:00 BST) 
Interview Date: w/c 23rd September 2019 

About Us: 

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world. 

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing. We support our Member Organisations in 150 countries, giving some of their almost 10 million individual Girl Guides and Girl Scouts the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, speak out on issues that are important to them and make changes in their communities and countries. 

About the Role: 

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key figure in a growing international membership organisation at a time of change. 

WAGGGS has Member Organisations in 150 countries and operates residential centres in India, Mexico, Switzerland and the UK. 

The Head of Finance and Corporate Services role is key to ensuring the organisation continues to grow and flourish. The successful candidate will be a change-maker who maximises the impact of WAGGGS’ resources and ensures it is well-run, high performing, agile and focused on delivering excellent results throughout our complex membership organisation. 

The role oversees our Finance, Human Resources, IT, and UK office facilities teams but will also lead and coordinate risk management across WAGGGS. 

About You: 

As the successful candidate, you will be a professionally qualified accountant and member of a recognised accounting association. You will have substantial experience at a senior level, including financial management systems and the preparation of financial statements to recognised accounting standards. 

You will have a track record of leading Finance and Corporate Services functions at an executive level in a complex organisation, with sufficient exposure to effectively manage the core functions of Finance, Human Resources, IT and Facilities. 

You will also have successful experience of working in partnership with volunteers and volunteer-led committees and a thorough understanding of the distinctive requirements of charity finance management/accounting including cause-related marketing, charitable grant- giving and stewardship of investments and other charitable assets. 

Finally, you will be a dynamic leader and a proactive team player working collaboratively with fellow members of the staff leadership team. You will also be highly focused and passionate about the difference excellent corporate services can make to the organisation’s performance, impact and continuous improvement. 

What You Can Expect from Us: 

- 26 days’ annual leave plus public holidays 
- Flexible working 
- 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution 
- Life Assurance 
- Season Ticket Loan 
- Cycle to Work Scheme 
- Employee Assisted Programme (EAP) 

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please select the apply button and submit your CV, respond to a number of supporting questions and add a covering letter.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. 

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame. 

A Note for Recruitment Agencies: 

We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Head of Finance and Corporate Services, Head of Finance, Head of Accounts, Head of Financial Services, Head of Accountancy, Accountancy Manager, Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Finance Director, or Accountancy Director.