Head of Financial Business Planning

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Hybrid working from a WWT site
£45,000 - £50,000 pa plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd July 2022   6 days left

About Us

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is an international wildfowl and wetland conservation charity. We are the UK's leading wetland conservation charity and are immensely proud of the work we do to restore, create and protect wetlands.

Our vision is for a world where wetlands wildlife thrives and enriches lives.

Our mission is to conserve, restore and create wetlands, save wetland wildlife, and inspire everyone to value the amazing things healthy wetlands achieve for people and nature.

Our principles are we believe wetlands are key in helping us meet our most pressing environmental challenges. Managed sustainably, they support livelihoods, local economies and our health and wellbeing.

We also welcome one million visitors every year to our unique wetland reserves as we believe that showing people first-hand how amazing wetlands are is the best way to ignite a passion to conserve them.

The Role

We are currently looking to recruit a Head of Financial Business Partnering; a new and important role in the Finance Team.

The main focus of this role is to support colleagues across the organisation, inputting into new projects and contracts, and helping to make those agreements the best they can be from both charitable and financial perspectives. You will provide forward-looking information and analysis to the wider business and support the development of both commercial and charitable activities across the organisation. You will ensure that all information regarding forecasting and modelling of future activities is realistic and accurate.

You will manage a small Financial Business Partnering team and work closely with the Head of Financial Accounting and Head of Finance to ensure that all financial information is presented in a useful and timely way which can be used by programme and project managers around the organisation to enable good decision making.

About You

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Be a qualified accountant with a strong customer service focus, building effective and collaborative relationships with budget holders across the WWT group and providing support and information to enable good decision-making. This will involve regular meetings with managers across the organisation.
  • Partner with managers across WWT, helping with queries, improving their understanding of their management accounts, ensuring that financial rules and procedures are followed and to provide training.
  • Lead on the production of accurate, concise and easy to understand management accounts each month, including a monthly Finance Report for the senior management team and trustees, in line with agreed timescales and procedures.
  • Be a strong leader able to communicate well with your peers and team members and have resilience to adapt quickly to changing priorities and demands from internal and external stakeholders.

In return for your hard work and dedication you will enjoy a wide variety of benefits including:

  • Salary package £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme

For more information on this opportunity including a job description and person spec please contact Nicola Shaw our retained consultant on 07554 443 877 or to apply send a CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 3rd July 2022
1st interviews via Teams: 11th July 2022
2nd interviews at Slimbridge: 15th July 2022

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

Find out more & apply