Location: Twickenham, Middlesex
Salary: Up to £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care, Office Support Health & Social Care Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Finance Director - Homelessness (Twickenham)

Job Description

Our client is a homelessness charity working in South West London. They have a great reputation and a very solid support base.

Position Available: Finance Director - Homelessness (Twickenham) , 2-3 months £50kpa, 37.5 hours,

Role Purpose:The Finance Director is a key member of the Senior Management Team, (SMT) and is the lead financial professional in the organisation. The Finance Director will support SMT colleagues and Trustees in business planning and will play a crucial role in guiding financial and business decision making to support our ongoing viability and growth.

The Finance Director will be responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of the organisations finance function, developing the capacity of our existing finance team, continuously improving our financial performance and finance systems to ensure the finance team provides and efficient and effective service to the whole charity.


Financial Management

To be responsible and accountable for the effective financial management of the organisation, in line with the charities charitable objectives, associated requirements and best practice.

To ensure the company operates according to robust financial policies and procedures.

To ensure that the companies reserves are effectively managed, with appropriate treasury and cash flow policies and procedures.

To work effectively with our auditors in the preparation of annual accounts.

Resource Management

To be responsible and accountable for the effective monitoring and management of income and expenditure through effective invoicing, payroll, budget setting, cash flow management, management accounting and audit processes.

To ensure that all insurances are in place and appropriate returns are made to Companies House, the Charity Commission in a timely fashion.

To ensure that all financial elements of Housing Management are managed effectively.

To ensure assets are effectively managed through robust banking arrangements and effective reserves and treasury policy and procedures.

To identify and implement timely responses to overcome performance issues and take appropriate action where necessary

To maintain and disseminate an awareness of legislation and best practice in financial management

People Management

To be responsible and accountable for providing leadership, support, motivation, performance management and direction to staff working in finance roles.

To ensure that financial controls and other financial policies and procedures are robust and are effectively applied.

To ensure a high level of financial literacy and understanding across the charity.

Relationship Management

To be responsible and accountable for ensuring effective relationships with internal managers, trustees, auditors and external stakeholders including key funders and landlords, in all financial matters.

Service Development

To ensure the development and delivery of properties and services is on a sound financial footing, highlighting areas of risk.

To ensure the charity operates with robust short and long term financial plans.

Contract Management

To oversee procurement and contracting across the organisation, ensuring that correct and appropriate procedures and followed consistently and that staff are trained and supported in managing procurement. Contribute procurement and contracts advice to SMT colleagues

Experience required:


  • Fully Qualified Chartered Accountant (CCAB)


  • Experience in a senior financial leadership and management role in in a homelessness or other not-for-profit organisation / charity
  • Experience of leading financial planning and budgeting processes
  • Experience of management accounting and financial reporting to the highest standards
  • Experience in a senior management team role
  • Experience working directly with Trustees
  • Experience bidding for new funding and remodelling services to improve efficiencies
  • Experience of treasury management
  • Experience of planning and managing the audit of annual accounts
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective working partnerships with external agencies, including commissioners or funders and with internal stakeholders


  • Experience of property development
  • Experience of management investment portfolio
  • Experience of managing loans and/or social investment bonds

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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