Head of Finance

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust

Location London

Position Full time

Salary £75,000 - £90,000

Application deadline 17:00, 26 November 2018
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The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts are a group of sixteen grant-making charitable trusts managed through a joint office employing around 90 staff in Victoria, London SW1. The trusts, each of which has its own distinct priorities, tend to work proactively, with a team of trust executives seeking out suitable charities to support. Some direct their own highly-focused programmes of work. The trusts work in many fields including scientific research, the arts, heritage, social inclusion, the environment, disability, education and development in Africa.  Grants of around £110 million are made annually and at 5 April 2018 the capital value of the trusts was £978 million.

This role reports to the Finance Director of SFCT and works closely alongside the Head of Finance (Gatsby).  The role has responsibility for leading and managing the work of six members of the finance team and for providing financial support and advice to the wider office (excluding the Gatsby charities).  Outside the formal line management structure, establishing an effective working rapport across the office and with the settlor and trustees is vital to the success of the role.

Candidates are likely to have a high level of senior experience in charity or company finance (ideally both), together with a proven track record of providing financial oversight and monitoring of large investment portfolios. Degree level education is required together with a leading accountancy qualification (ACA or CIMA) and at least ten years' post qualification experience. A high degree of flexibility, tact and good humour and an empathy with the trusts' goals are essential.

The salary for this role will be in the range of £75,000 - £90,000, depending upon experience, together with a generous range of other benefits.

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To apply

Applications should be sent by email to and be received no later than 5pm on Monday 26 November 2018.

Please enclose with your application a full CV and a covering note of not more than 2 pages (total) summarising your proven ability related to the key responsibilities and accountabilities of the role and the person specification.

Initial interviews will take place in the week commencing 3 December 2018, and final interviews will be held on 13 December 2018.

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