Head of Finance and Operations

Posted: 14/09/18
Recruiter:Plunkett Foundation
Salary:£35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Qualifications:CCAB - Qualified, Part Qualified
Location:Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire

Role: Head of Finance and Operations
Starting salary:  £35,000 to £38,000 per annum (with opportunity for progression within the relevant salary band in future years)
Contract: Full time, permanent post
Location:  Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Plunkett Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and committed team supporting rural community businesses across the UK. The role of Head of Finance and Operations is an excellent opportunity for someone keen to apply their skills and experience in strategic management of finance, operations and compliance, including HR, IT and governance.

Plunkett Foundation helps rural communities to tackle the issues they face, through promoting and supporting community business. Community businesses are enterprises that are owned and run democratically by members of the community and others, on behalf of the community. They come in many forms, including shops, pubs, woodlands and anything which lends itself to community ownership. In addition to developing and safeguarding valuable assets and services, community businesses address a range of issues including isolation, loneliness, wellbeing, work and training.

In this diverse role, the post holder will play an active role on the Senior Management Team in developing new business, diversifying income streams and implementing areas of the five year strategy. With responsibility for ensuring the strategic management of Plunkett’s finances, there is also responsibility for leading on ensuring legislative compliance and best practice as well as overseeing the smooth internal operations of the organisation.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a sound knowledge of regulation and legislation affecting charities such as GDPR, along with a strong working knowledge of SAGE Accounting Systems. The successful candidate will be a qualified or part qualified CCAB Accountant or equivalent, with strong analytical skills and proven ability to implement and improve financial management systems. The post holder will bring a financial and commercial strength to the charity.

If you feel excited by the challenges posed by this role, you can find further information by visiting and follow the links to download the relevant documentation. To apply please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter including a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining your suitability for the role according to the person specification. Please submit your application to: or alternatively by post to HR Services Partnership, 2 Grove House, Foundry Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5PL.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 1st October 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 16th October 2018 at the Plunkett Foundation’s offices in Oxfordshire.

No agencies please.
Registered Charity: 313743

Closing Date:1st Oct 2018

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