Director of Finance and Governance

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Reporting to the Deputy Group CEO, the Director of Finance and Governance is a newly created role. As part of our Senior Management Team (SMT), this role will be responsible for driving the financial and governance functions of CUF in such a way that maximises funds available whilst also supporting the delivery of first-class programmes and partnerships; the ultimate realisation of our vision and mission.

You will be accountable for the implementation of the financial and business objectives set out in CUF’s strategic plan and providing effective leadership to ensure the development of a well-oiled machine to underpin organisational effectiveness.

You will be responsible for all finance and governance functions within the organisation including (but not limited to) Finance, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

Overseeing a team of five and direct management of two (Finance Manager and Governance Officer and Office Support) you will create a departmental culture that seeks to contribute to and constructively challenge all aspects of financial and business performance to ensure robust, effective and efficient plans, controls, processes, reporting and monitoring are in place.

You will adopt a business partnering approach in working with SMT and Heads of Departments to engage them with their departmental budgets and financial performance, working to create a culture where there is shared responsibility for the financial wellbeing of the organisation.

You will also lead on engaging with other aspects of the organisation (fundraising, programmes, partnerships listening/learning, for example) in this spirit of meaningful business partnering.

Location: Some home and some office-based working from our office in Vauxhall, London. We are a very flexible employer

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible working arrangements considered)

Salary: £60,000–£65,000 dependent on experience

Closing date: 9:00 am on Monday 27th June 2022

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Deputy CEO, Adam Edwards,

Applications for this role should be made by submitting your CV and covering letter, of no more than two sides of A4, which outlines your reasons for applying for the job and how you match the criteria contained in this job description. Please send your CV and covering letter to