Sectors: conservation & wildlife
Closing date: Tuesday, 30th August 2022
Head of Finance and Control
We are looking for a self-starting Head of Finance and Control to provide oversight and strategic financial leadership to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. You will join us at an exciting time of growth and ambition and bring confidence, aptitude and diplomacy alongside professional skills and expertise. Help us on our journey to reach 30% of land managed for wildlife by 2030 and 1 in 4 people taking action for wildlife in Staffordshire.
About the Role
You will be able to operate in a fast-paced and often complex environment and demonstrate good judgement. You will exhibit a curiosity about the work going on across the organisation, and can share with others the impactful work of the charity.
You will develop the team, oversee charity financial reporting as well as the key controls and processes within the team, enabling the organisation to operate effectively and drive forward a long term financial plan.
This role will be crucial in transforming financial processes and systems and developing the team, all in support of delivering our 8-year strategy. You will be responsible for the Finance function in its entirety, supporting and ensuring the achievement of the organisation's strategic and financial objectives.
The role holder will focus on policy implementation and implement systems and procedures necessary for the efficient running of the finance department and the organisation generally.
The post holder will operate as the financial gatekeeper and ensure all relevant financial statutory and regulatory requirements are met.
Ideal candidates will be a fully qualified Accountant (ACC, ACA or CIMA) with previous experience of managing a small finance function. You will have experience of developing strategies as well as being able to carry out transactional work. You will be an effective communicator with experience of working with SLT and board level colleagues.
We are seeking candidates who can work across all teams and be comfortable communicating with non-finance colleagues. In addition to the technical skills, we are seeking candidates with a passion for the charity sector.
Please apply immediately if you wish to join a great, fast-growing charity focused on a fantastic cause.
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust protects and enhances the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and promotes understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.
A registered charity established in 1969 we are one of 46 county Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and are supported by over 18,500 members.
The Trust owns or manages 32 nature reserves covering an area of over 1804 hectares. Our 160 staff are based in six locations around the county including our Headquarters at Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, with our work divided up into five departments: Resources, People Engagement, Conservation Delivery, Fundraising, Communication and Membership & Commercial. The Trust has a diverse workforce of including site wardens, wildlife surveyors, community and education officers, catering, retail and administration.
In addition, we have the trading company which looks after the trading side of our business. This includes cafés at The Wolseley Centre and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, charity shops in Leek, Penkridge and Codsall and a retail shop in The Wolseley Centre.
We are welcoming. One of the core values of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is that we nurture a culture of equality, inclusivity and diversity. We are welcoming to those underrepresented in our communities and we strive to listen, learn and share from each other.