Director of Resources

We are looking for a visionary leader committed to their purpose and with strong external links to influential individuals and organisations who will want to help them in their mission.

Salary
£ Attractive package with incentive
Contract Type
Permanent
Closing Date
Closing date is midday on 29 April 2019

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

It is an exciting time to join the organisation as they develop their pioneering and inspirational research and innovation activity alongside their recently transformed and enhanced service delivery operation.

 

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director of Resources role will be responsible for formulating the strategy and policy of the Resources Directorate, to assist in safeguarding the long-term financial resilience of the Charity. In addition to this, the Director of Resources will ensure the implementation of the Strategic Plan across the organisation as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Overseeing 38 members of staff, the Director of Resources, will have responsibility for and direct the development and activities of Finance, Information Services and Estates departments. A further dimension of the role is the income from property and investment portfolio of £5 million annually with a long-term investment target of 3.5% above inflation. There is an expenditure budget of £4.7 million (2018/19).

 

The Person

We are looking for a visionary leader committed to their purpose and with strong external links to influential individuals and organisations who will want to help them in their mission. They need a creative and analytical thinker with the ability to inspire people at all levels, from 1500 staff and volunteers to high profile government officials and influencers in public and private enterprises.

Alignment with their purpose and values and demonstrable ability to successfully support service delivery and fundraising directors to achieve their ambitious goals is more important than charity sector experience.

The successful individual will be a qualified accountant and member of professional accountancy body.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position please provide the following two pieces of information to Melissa Baxter at Russams-GMS (Melissa Baxter – Melissa.baxter@russam-gms.co.uk  / 07789 985229 ):

  • A comprehensive CV, including details of your achievements in each role and details of two referees.
  • A supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the criteria as outlined in the person specification. Please also outline your motivation for applying for this role.

 

Timetable

Closing date:   Monday 29th April 2019
Preliminary interviews with Russam GMS: Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th May 2019 (London)
Assessment Centre: Wednesday 29th May 2019 (Brighton)
Final Interviews: Friday 31st May 2019

 

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Melissa Baxter – Melissa.baxter@russam-gms.co.uk  / 07789 985229 or Marsha Gosling – marsha.gosling@russam-gms.co.uk  / 07818 509690.

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