Director of Finance

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 17/01/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c.£60,000 per annum


Greenwich Hospital is a unique 325 year old Crown Charity. The Hospital provides charitable support including annuities, sheltered housing and education to serving and retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their dependants. We also are the parent organisation for the Royal Hospital School, a high quality co-educational boarding school in Suffolk. The Hospital’s income comes from a £260m property portfolio based in Greenwich London, Suffolk and Northumberland and a £100m financial investment portfolio.

We are looking for a driven and forward thinking Director of Finance to join the organisation during an exciting time of change, as we challenge ourselves to dramatically increase the level of funding available for charitable causes and look to modernise our structure.

As the new Director of Finance you will be central to the delivery of our vision, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer to support the design and implementation of our new strategy. You will help to ensure that our funds are managed properly and securely, and to the best effect. You will make sure that our financial management is up to the high standards expected; and that funding is available for both property development and charitable purposes. You will help to modernise our operations to deliver the support to the naval sector that they need during a time of great change and challenge.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, and will need to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role;
  • Experience at Board level and ability to work in collaboration with Trustees and colleagues;
  • Understanding and experience of strategic risk management, finance audit and internal controls

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.  We are seeking a confident, dynamic and engaging individual with excellent communication skills and confidence to operate at the highest levels. Not-for-Profit, property and government-regulatory experience would each be an advantage, more so if the experience is in more than one sector. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.  Please see the job description for a fuller list of responsibilities. If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Please submit your CV, with a supporting statement describing why you would be the best person to join this team and make Greenwich Hospital the best it can be.

For more information about the role and how to apply, please view our candidate pack here.


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