Permanent       

Canterbury

Main aim: Strategic leadership and management of the whole company’s finances. Enabling great outcomes for people with learning difficulties and/or autism through strategic planning and maintaining strong, efficient financial controls. Building a finance team as the company grows. 

Full-time, ​37 hours ​per week Monday to Friday.

Location: Working in Canterbury with flexibility to work some hours from home. One day per fortnight working with the Chief Executive in Maidstone.

Salary and benefits: £40,000-£45,000 per annum, with an offer based on skill and experience. Generous 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata) plus 5% of salary as employer pension contribution (salary sacrifice scheme also available), free car parking at Canterbury site.   

Our current Finance Lead is retiring and so this leads us to recruit for their successor. You will take over a solid, existing financial function and bring vision and energy to strategise and develop the organisation's financial systems and processes and build a finance team as the company grows. 

The post would suit a finance leader seeking a move from the private sector into a values-driven non-profit with a focus on changing lives for the better, or a leader from the non-profit/charity sector seeking an ambitious move to the next level. Experience of finance in the education system is especially desirable.  

This rewarding role would fulfill someone who instinctively works in a detail oriented way, with a high level of accuracy and who is at ease when working on multiple projects and tasks.

If you have...

  • A strong, proven track record as a strategic financial leader and management accountant in a private or third sector SME.
  • Excellent budgeting and cash flow forecasting skills.
  • Strong experience of bookkeeping and managing core company accounting functions, including the preparation of statutory accounts.
  • Eagerness to mentor colleagues and ability to motivate and lead others' work.
  • The ability to work flexibly and respond positively to tight deadlines.
  • A shared value and belief in achieving equality for people with learning difficulties and/or autism.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • An eye for spotting what needs to be done, with the vigour to do what it takes to keep the central bemix financial function resilient and  operational.

...we’d love to hear from you!

To apply, please download and read a copy of the Job Pack here and then complete the bemix online application form.                                                            

Enquiries: [email protected]

Closing date for applications:  Midnight, Sunday 20th June, 2021.

Interviews: Friday 25th June or Monday 28th June, 2021. We hope these will be held in person at one of the bemix sites.

We will contact everyone by the end of the day on:  Wednesday 23rd June to let you know if your application has been shortlisted for an interview.

No agency contact please. You will be required to declare all past convictions, whether spent or not, as this post is exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1984. You will also be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check.

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