Why join us?
Are you motivated to work for an organisation that is committed to alleviating the impact of spending cuts and welfare reform on people’s lives? Do you have strong financial management skills and a wish to apply them in a way that will be transformative for a small but growing and ambitious charitable foundation? If so, then you may be the right candidate for this new role at the Longleigh Foundation.
The Longleigh Foundation is a grant-making charity established by the social housing provider, Stonewater. Our social mission is to provide funding that enables lives to be transformed. Our funding programmes support Stonewater residents on an individual basis and community-based projects. Our priority areas include, health and wellbeing; social isolation; inclusion and community cohesion and we work particularly with young and older people, people with disabilities and learning difficulties; people with mental health issues and those who are subjected to domestic violence.
About the Role
This is an opportunity to play a transformative role by transitioning all our financial information from Stonewater (our founding organisation) to a new Longleigh financial management system.
Another priority will be to identify a suitable financial management system for Longleigh to implement and to then set this up. The Finance Manager will also deliver an end-to-end (operational to strategic) financial management service; provide high quality customer service to all and support the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees in all financial matters.
We are looking for someone who believes in our social mission and wants to be in a values-led working environment, where our values of transformative, passionate, aspirational, collaborative and agile are truly lived.
Our ideal candidate will radiate a personable but highly professional approach. You’ll recognise the critical importance of great financial management practices and have the skills and experience to ensure we get our funding delivered efficiently and effectively.
This is not an entry-level role. You will be an experienced and suitably qualified financial professional with a clear understanding of the need to work right across the ‘administrative–operational–strategic’ spectrum as befits being part of a small and developing team. No job will be beneath you and no job will be above you.
You don’t need to have experience within the charitable sector but you’ll demonstrate the commitment and aptitude to learn about the legal requirements of managing and reporting on the use of charitable resources.
We’re still relatively new but we’re growing and developing. So, this is a good time to join us and come on the journey. For the right person, we’re a place where you can develop, have opportunity and a place where your ideas to improve how we transform lives will be embraced. If this sounds like the kind of place you’d like to work then please consider applying for this role.
Please find the application details here.