Director of Resources
Why join us?
Are you passionate about foundations and charitable funders? Have you got good big-picture and people skills, commercial acumen, an accountancy qualification (or equivalent), and an understanding of the issues involved in managing HR and IT? If so, then you might be the right person to join us on an exciting journey to become a world-class membership organisation.
ACF is the membership body for UK foundations and grant-making charities. Driven by a belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, our mission is to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources. We do this through the provision of policy and advocacy, research and information, and a wide-ranging programme of events and learning. Our 350 members collectively hold assets of around £50bn and give over £2.5bn annually.
About the role
This is an exciting time to join the ACF leadership team as Director of Resources. In order to achieve our ambitions and be sustainable in the longer term, we need to adopt a more commercial and enterprising approach to our work, while continuing to put our mission and our members first. We have a small and ambitious staff team and this role is crucial in nurturing our people and ensuring that they have the systems, culture and support they need to thrive.
The role is critical to the success of achieving ACF’s new strategic objectives. Driven by our belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, we want to play a greater role in supporting foundations to achieve their objectives and advocating for an enabling policy and operating environment. We also aim to connect foundations to people, organisations, governments and movements relevant to their work and to inspire them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources for social good.
In order to achieve these aims it is essential that ACF thrives and is sustainable. The Director of Resources will play an integral role in our leadership team and will contribute to our strategic success by – amongst other things – ensuring we are financially robust, valuing our members, people and resources; ensuring effective systems and processes; adapting to technological change; nurturing a values-driven culture and prizing environmental sustainability.
The Director of Resources will be a key member of ACF’s executive leadership team. They will play an integral role in ensuring that the organisation meets its ambitious strategic plans and aims to become a world-class membership body, providing exemplary services and support to our members. They will be an inspiring leader and enjoy working with a small but dynamic team on the development and delivery of a range of strategies and plans to deliver excellence. The post holder will need experience and skills in finance and resource management but they will also require a genuine interest in and curiosity about organisational development, the members of ACF and how we can continuously improve our services and relationships.
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