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Head of Finance

North East England

  • Reference: 391297
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: 40,000-46,000

  • Location: Hexham / Remote Working

The Organisation

I am incredibly proud to be supporting a community-focused charity, Tynedale Hospice at Home, source for a new position: their Head of Finance. 

Tynedale Hospice at Home provides a vital service around West Northumberland, in three major areas. Firstly, nursing - qualified nurses provide care 'at home' for people with life-limiting illnesses. Secondly, transport - volunteers provide transport to and from crucial hospital visits. Thirdly, pre and post bereavement support for children and adults - at an indescribably hard time, the Hospice provides support and resources to help people throughout the process. This is an opportunity for a finance professional to really make a difference in their work.

This is an exciting time to join the Hospice, with growth expected in the following areas

  • Number of referrals and people using the aforementioned services
  • Number of retail stores
  • Projected income over the coming years, through donations, grants and other programmes.

The Role

  • This is a new role developed to take the Hospice into the next stage of its strategy and development plan. The Head of Finance will be able to work to a hybrid working pattern and some examples of the key duties are listed below.
  • Providing strategic financial advice alongside the CEO to ensure sustainability of the Hospice
  • Presenting financial reports, including management accounts, forecasting and statutory accounts
  • Working with grants and external funding and ensuring correct procedures are followed (e.g. with Charity Commission)
  • Ensuring that Health and Safety legislation is followed and the central administration team are effective
  • Managing a team of three.

The Person

The successful Head of Finance candidate will be allowed to make the role their own, and work to a hybrid working pattern. They will be:

  • A qualified or part-qualified accountant. Qualified by experience candidates can be considered if they have the relevant experience and knowledge.
  • Willing to 'muck in'. Successful finance professionals who work in charities have a good attitude to supporting the organisation as a whole. 
  • Experienced in producing and presenting management accounts.
  • Able to manage payroll
  • A strategic thinker in terms of analysing costs and suggesting methods of working.
  • Scanning the charity sector consistently and be aware of the implications of these developments.
  • Able to work closely with internal and external stakeholders

Other Features

  • 37.5 hour week
  • Potential to consider 30 hours
  • Hybrid working (roughly 3 days in the office, 2 working from home)
  • 27 days' annual leave + banks
  • Pension scheme - 3% employer, 5% employee
  • Free car parking on site
  • Personal development budget


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