Director of Finance and Operations
Full-time: 37.5 hours per week
£45,000 – £50,000 depending on experience
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care provides exceptional palliative care to local people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and their carers across Dorset. The Hospice is now embarking on a new strategy for the future. This exciting phase of development plans to take our hospice day care and clinical services closer to patients’ homes by opening satellite centres across East Dorset and Purbeck complementing our existing Poole based service. This important post will be key to ensuring that our operations and finances are fit for purpose for a sustainable future.
This role is a key member of the hospice’s Executive Team, contributing to and sharing responsibility for the strategic direction, management and control of the hospice’s finances and related operations. Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will lead the Operations and Finance teams, ensuring processes, controls, financial vision, and legal compliance are in place for the long-term financial viability of the charity. The successful candidate will work with the team to deliver all aspects of the organisation’s financial management, including management of the charity subsidiary company accounts (retail and lottery); budgeting; forecasting and financial statements. Working with external bodies and the internal team, this role will also manage all aspects of Information Technology; Information Governance; estates; contracts; audit and compliance; data protection and GDPR, and Health and Safety. It also holds responsibility for systems and policies overviews.
Your analytical and problem-solving skills will be outstanding, with an ability to prioritise a varied workload and to work effectively under pressure meeting strict deadlines. You will be able to delegate work effectively and work collaboratively with internal customers and stakeholders. You will be IT proficient, especially in Excel, with excellent attention to detail. You will be diplomatic and tactful and your general communication skills will be effective with the ability to explain complex ideas with clarity to different audiences. You will have a proven track record of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff as well as external agencies.
You will have a professional qualification in a related field, ideally educated to degree level with an accountancy qualification (ACCA or equivalent experience). You will have significant experience of managing a team with at least 3 years’ experience in a senior operations or financial role. You will have experience of working with a range of systems with a solid understanding of IT infrastructure, systems development, and management; contracts and estates management experience as well as a proven ability of working within data protection and GDPR guidelines. Ideally you will have previous experience of working in the charity or healthcare sectors and previous work with audit procedures, project management, governance and risk management processes is desirable.
The successful candidate will be a positive contributor, solutions oriented with a good eye for detail, motivated to work for a growing charity with strong values and a talented team.
Closing date: 6th August 2021