Interim Director of Finance and Regulatory Affairs

09 Feb 2018
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to the protection of the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and promote alternative solutions, connecting more than two million people in 75 countries.

Combining the efforts of communities all over the world enables us to make an even greater difference together, meaning local initiatives are transformed into global impact.

We’re looking for an exceptional Director of Finance and Regulatory Affairs to join our dynamically changing organisation for 6 to 9 months as maternity cover.

As Director of Finance and Regulatory Affairs you’ll be a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT is responsible for leading and inspiring the Friends of the Earth movement towards its vision of a markedly improved natural environment.

Leading our Finance, Facilities and IT functions, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that Friends of the Earth is financially sustainable and is compliant with relevant regulations and laws and you’ll oversee our organisational infrastructure. The role supports the SLT by ensuring stability and at the same time helping to enable the innovation and risk taking needed to drive change.

A Chartered Accountant who has worked at senior level, you’ll have experience in leading strategic financial planning and implementation and you’ll possess in-depth knowledge of forecasting, budgeting and reporting in a complex organisation.

With an understanding of IT operational management and implementation of IT-enabled projects, you’ll also need to have first class facilitation and negotiation skills and you’ll have overseen the development and implementation of strategic plans and organisational change processes.

Ideally, you’ll have good knowledge of charity law and other charity regulatory frameworks, although experience of working in the charity sector is not essential.

In return, we offer a generous holiday allowance, flexible working, childcare vouchers and a generous pension scheme.

To apply for this role, please send

  1. your CV along with
  2. a supporting statement demonstrating how your experience matches the criteria in the job description and
  3. the attached equal opportunities monitoring form to us quoting reference number 105203.

NB: We reserve the right to close this role early should we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Diversity and equal opportunities:

Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunities employer and we are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement including: black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and woman in senior positions. Do contact us as we really do want you to see how you can become part of the Friends of the Earth team.

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