Director of Finance & Corporate Services
Date posted: 13/06/2022
Salary: c. £75,000 per annum
Cruse Bereavement Support is the UK’s leading bereavement charity, supporting people through one of the most painful times in life. With a dedicated network of over 4000 volunteers, last year we helped almost 100,000 bereaved people through our individual and group support, national helpline and web chat services. Everything we do as an organisation underpins our vision that everyone grieving is supported, respected and understood.
We are now seeking a highly capable and values driven Director of Finance and Corporate Services to join our Senior Leadership Team, taking on a pivotal role within our organisation.
With a broad remit and a wide range of responsibilities, this role will be key in driving our corporate strategy, “Bereaved People First”, by providing strategic input and driving operational change across Finance, HR, Data, Digital and Premises, whilst delivering first class support across the whole of Cruse. Also, taking on the role of Company Secretary the role will lead on risk management ensuring there is a strong governance structure.
The successful candidate will be fully CCAB qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and will need to demonstrate:
- Proven experience in a finance leadership role
- Understanding of the Charity sector (through direct employment or trustee positions)
- Understanding of developing and implementing digital strategies
- Commitment to inclusive leadership and the ability to work in collaboration with Trustees and colleagues
This is an exceptional opportunity for the right individual, and as you might imagine, we are looking for a director with the necessary skill set and passion for such an important role. The successful candidate will be as comfortable leading strategic change, as they are handling numbers and explaining financial information to a non-finance audience. Holding a very visible role within our organisation, you will always display a commitment to our values and vision.
Cruse Bereavement Support currently offers employees the flexibility of hybrid working. For this role we have an expectation that the successful candidate will work from our Richmond, London offices once a fortnight. Candidates looking for 4 or 5 days a week are encouraged to apply.
As an equal opportunities employer, Cruse Bereavement Support actively welcomes applications from all communities and backgrounds.
Application deadline: Sunday 3rd July, midnight
Shortlisting: w/c 11th July
Interview date: w/c 18th July
For more information about this post, please see our dedicated candidate pack.