• Chief Finance Officer
  • Permanent
  • Northwich, Cheshire
  • £50000 - £58000 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
  • Consultant: Amelia Lee
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-07-29

Are you a strategic senior leader with a background in finance ready to play a vital role in forging Age UK Cheshire’s future, as the charity takes its first exciting steps after a recent merger?

Here is an organisation undergoing significant and momentous transformation. You’ll join as Chief Finance Officer of a newly formed £2.5 million charity, focused on providing every older person in Cheshire the opportunity to live their best life. Through a comprehensive and collaborative merger process, Age UK Cheshire (AUKC) and Age UK Cheshire East (AUKCE) are excited to be joining forces officially in July 2024. Two charities with a clear vision of becoming stronger together and, ultimately, having greater impact for older people in Cheshire.

Salary: £50-58k
Location: Home-based from Cheshire or surrounding counties (within 1 hour commute)
Benefits: 25 days holiday + bank (rising with length of service), 3% employer pension contribution rising to 5% after probation, generous healthcare cash plan
Contract: Full time or open to reduced hours contract
Culture: Flexible, life and family-friendly

Age UK Cheshire is a local organisation working with older people, their families, and their carers to support them in living their best lives. They do this by helping people to combat poverty, relieve social isolation and increase their independence. They want to create a future where every older person in Cheshire can live their best life.

About the role:

We’re looking for a highly-skilled and visionary senior leader, with a proven track-record of developing robust and innovative financial and operational strategy. The Chief Finance Officer is a vital member of the senior leadership team, entrusted with strategic responsibility across:

Finance, payroll, HR, insurance, management information, accommodation, quality and executive support functions.

You’ll also act as the CEO’s deputy when required. Supported by a dedicated team, the CFO’s role is multifaceted and essential to uphold governance, provide expert advice to the Board of Trustees, and track progress towards strategic ambitions.

There’s a strong rationale for the merger, with the primary driver to enhance the support offered to older people in Cheshire, increasing impact and improving sustainability and resilience. As CFO, you’ll play a key role in driving operational efficiencies as processes are integrated and streamlined, as well as putting building blocks in place to increase income generation opportunities.

About you:
You’ll need all these skills and experiences in your toolkit to provide effective financial and operational leadership for the newly formed Age UK Cheshire:

  • Extensive experience in financial management with a relevant sized organisation, including audit preparation and strategic financial planning.
  • Proven track-record of setting and achieving high-quality, cost-effective results, with robust decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Record of developing innovative financial strategy, policy and implementation.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and manage diverse teams, fostering an inclusive, high-performing culture.
  • Values-led and committed to leading from a place of integrity: Inclusive, Caring, Compassionate & Person-centred

There are additional layers required around change management expertise and emotional intelligence when it comes to leading an organisation through a merger. The Board is ambitious about the charity’s future with increased opportunities identified, so we’ll be looking to you to demonstrate the ability to balance risk, as well as enabling organisational growth.

If you’re as excited by this opportunity as we are, then we’d love hear from you. Please send a copy of your profile or CV to Amelia Lee at Charity People as the first step.

Deadline: Monday 29th July
Interview dates are currently being confirmed

Please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested, we would love to begin conversations with interested candidates early.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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