Chief Finance Officer

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 26/08/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £80,000 per annum


Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity funds innovative treatment, equipment and research at our two hospitals that fall outside of NHS funding. Vital to patients’ lives and wellbeing, our projects make these specialist heart and lung hospitals not only excellent but extraordinary.

Our hospitals are pioneers in treating new-borns with heart problems, toddlers affected by asthma, teenagers needing transplants and adults living with cystic fibrosis, to name only a few. These life-threatening conditions could affect any of us.

Our independent Charity is generously supported by a dedicated group of corporate partners and sponsors, where the support for the Hospitals is clear to see.  We are based in the heart of Chelsea and have a passionate, positive workforce and we welcome an application from likeminded individuals.

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated and commercially minded Chief Finance Officer to take the lead for the financial performance management of the organisation and ensure the long term financial stability and independence of the Charity is sustained.  There are some important upcoming decisions relating to the £125m of property assets and so we require an individual who can balance strategic and operational day-to-day finance.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic input to maintaining financial independence – development of potential new sources of income and increased operating efficiency;
  • Responsibility for managing the budgeting process and preparation of Finance Report for Board meetings;
  • Responsibility for Audit, Finance and the Property & Investment Committee;
  • Support the Trustees and CEO as required with financial and strategic analysis;
  • Ensuring all statutory returns and regular reporting such as VAT, Statutory Returns, Gift Aid and Charity Commission are completed accurately and on time;
  • Responsibility for developing and motivating a small team.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must be a professionally qualified accountant with a driven and positive approach and robust technical skills from the charity or wider public sector. Having property experience would be advantageous given the significant asset base the charity manages.  You will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage and develop staff that you manage and build rapport with a range of finance and non-finance persons across the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of an independent charity that punches above its weight and does ground-breaking work.  It is important to note that the organisation supports flexible working arrangements on a case by case basis.

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Applications close on Friday 26th July with interviews week commencing 12th August. To find out more about this opportunity, organisation and to receive the full job description, please apply and contact Adrian Watts at Allen Lane on 0207 101 8807 or

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