Head of Finance – REF 0506

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Head of Finance – REF 0506

Head of Finance – REF 0506

15th May 2024

No Limits is an exceptional charity, with children and young people at the heart of everything we do. The need for our services has never been greater and the positive impact we have is significant: often life changing or saving. We are a large local charity, with a committed staff and volunteer team of more than 200, collectively driven by a passion to make a difference to the lives of the children and young people we serve.

Our Head of Finance role provides a great opportunity for someone to lead on the strategic and operational financial management of the charity. This is a key role in our Senior Leadership Team, and you’ll be joining at a great time, early in the delivery of our exciting new strategy. We’re looking for someone aligned with our values and experienced in finance. There may be opportunity to provide leadership oversight to wider support functions, depending on your experience and interests. We’re looking for a qualified accountant, or someone who is part qualified with relevant experience, who is eager to contribute to the overall direction, planning and leadership of No Limits.

The successful candidate will be joining an experienced and established Senior Leadership Team where we actively live out No Limits values, have great working relationships, and enjoy a collaborative approach with positive energy.

We are proud that around 80% of our team have their own lived experience connecting them to our services and we have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, experiences and communities, particularly welcoming applications from people who would add racial diversity to our team and individuals who may bring experience to help us on our journey to anti-racism. We are committed to creating a diverse environment where people can be their authentic self, where their experiences and opinions are valued and we all are open to learn from each other.

For the successful candidate, this is an exciting opportunity to build on the charity’s existing successes, developing strength and sustainability to underpin services that benefit thousands of children and young people each year.

No Limits is committed to making a difference to the lives of the children and young people we work with, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the No Limits ethos. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is paramount. We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience and from diverse backgrounds.

Your Role

You will be responsible for No Limits’ finances, leading on strategic and operational financial management of the charity and preparing and analysing information relating to financial planning. You will have oversight of the finance team, leading No Limits to be a sustainable and efficient organisation.

As part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you will make an active contribution to the strategic direction, planning and leadership of No Limits in collaboration with the wider team. You’ll be a role model for our values and ensure the needs of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do.

There may be opportunity to provide strategic leadership oversight to our wider organisational infrastructure functions including IT, Business Support, Fundraising and Communications.

You’ll have the essentials of: 

  • qualified accountant (CIMA / CIPFA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent) – consideration may be given to part-qualified with relevant experience
  • Strategic and operational financial management experience, including; financial process, income and expenditure management, reporting, year-end, audit, statutory and management account production, establishing and monitoring effective financial controls
  • An understanding of the charity environment and wider landscape
  • Experience of costing projects with a full-cost recovery approach
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others work to set deadlines, with good time management skills
  • High level of IT competency to support your role, including the use of technology and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills and team working
  • A commitment to personal growth, continuous development, and application of learning

You may also have:

  • Up-to-date knowledge of charity SORP regulations and requirements (highly desirable)
  • Experience of payroll and pensions
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop people
  • A successful track record of working with a Trustee Board or a leadership team
  • Lived experience of one or more areas that No Limits support children and young people

Interested?.. We’d love to hear from you 

We’d be happy to have an informal discussion and answer any immediate questions you might have. If you’d like an initial discussion please contact Anthony our Head of People & Culture on 02380 014633 or anthony.douglas@nolimitshelp.org.uk.

Role Terms

Salary: circa £50,000 (Full Time Equivalent, pro-rata for part-time)
part-time to full-time available, from 3 to 5 days per week – Happy to talk flexible working
Place of Work: Hybrid – Southampton Head Office with opportunity for regular remote working
Contract: Permanent
Essential Car User: No

Our recruitment timeline:

• Applications close: 9am on Monday 17th June
• Shortlisting: Outcome of applications communicated by Friday 21st June
• Final stage selection and interview: Week commencing 1st July

Head of Finance – No Limits – Application Pack

To apply for this role, please refer to the Head of Finance Applicant Pack and submit your CV and cover letter, outlining your motivation for applying and your relevant experience, qualifications and achievements to people@nolimitshelp.org.uk. You’ll receive a confirmation email from us to let you know that we’ve received your application.

Additional information

If you are successful at interview, but we do not have enough vacancies to offer every successful candidate, you will be added to a six month reserve list. During this time, if the same, or a similar, vacancy arises, we may offer you this vacancy without the need to complete the whole recruitment process again – however, you must let us know if any of your information or circumstances change whilst on the reserve list. After six months, your details will be removed from the reserve list. You can also opt out at any time by emailing: people@nolimitshelp.org.uk

Please be aware that we have high levels of data security on our website and mail servers. If you receive an error message in response to an email you have sent us, or you would like to confirm that your email or application has been received, please contact us on 02380 224 224 or people@nolimitshelp.org.uk.

Location: 13 High St, Southampton SO14 2DF

CLOSING DATE: 17 June 2024