Salary : Competitive
Closing date : Wednesday 30 September
First interviews are anticipated to take place w / c 19 October.
St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House Hospices in West Sussex are looking for a Director of Finance to take responsibility for all aspects of financial management of our two hospices.
Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees you will operate as part of a senior management team in developing the most appropriate path of growth for the organisation.
Responsibilities will include all aspects of financial management in support of organisational strategy and you will be expected to lead the analysis and reporting of financial information in developing and implementing recommendations in order to deliver the most cost effective outcomes .
St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House Hospices provide a high level of care to people with complex end of life conditions and long-term illness.
The hospices are amongst the most well established and well respected hospice groups in the country. Our scale and longevity give us some advantages.
However, this does not mean that we do not have the same challenges as many charities do today in securing revenues that match our expenditure.
With over 350 employed staff, c1,000 volunteers and an annual income of c £19m we are substantial organisation with the challenges and opportunities in financial management that an organisation of our size typically has.
This is both a strategic and a hands-on role, often managing the finance team through challenging periods of month end reports, reforecasting, year-end accounting and annual budgeting.
As Director of Finance you need to have excellent communication skills with all levels of staff managing department budgets, as well as with stakeholders including our Board of Trustees.
Principal contacts include staff, volunteers and trustees, external contacts include supporters, Patrons, suppliers and agencies.
The Director of Finance will not only be an exceptional leader and financial manager but also commercially aware, advising on the best path of growth for the organisation.
In periods of change and growth an effective Director of Finance is critical, coordinating corporate finance and managing hospice policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, and acquisitions as appropriate.
Principal duties and responsibilities
To apply for this vacancy please email your CV (with covering letter) to .
We anticipate there being great interest in this position so would encourage early applications.
An enhanced DBS will be sought if you are successful in this role. The safer recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care.
As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we will treat each applicant fairly.