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Director of Finance & IT

Employer
RESPONSE
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
19 Oct 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Response Organisation is the largest mental health charity in Oxfordshire that has expanded into Berkshire, and more recently into Buckinghamshire!

Director of Finance and Information - £72,000.00 - £82,000.00 per annum
  • 25 days holiday + bank hols
  • Free parking on site
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Social Events throughout the year
  • Discounted shopping
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Training and Development
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • £500 Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme

Do you have the desire to help change lives and an interest in mental health?

Our mission at Response is to enable people of all ages to live a more fulfilled life by providing excellent mental health services, housing, and supported living. Our organisation is growing with revenue of £15 million plus. Our employees and clients come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. We are registered as a Disability Confident Employer. To learn more about Response and what we do, please visit our website: Response - Mental Health Care & Support

We are looking for a Director of Finance and Information to bring strategic financial leadership to Response Organisation with specific responsibility for the Finance & outsourced IT team.

Our main priority for all our roles at Response is to find people that can live our values every day. Our clients are individuals, and they all deserve to be treated as such, this is also how we approach recruitment at Response. The key responsibilities of the role are:
  • To bring financial leadership to Response Organisation Senior Leadership Team and Board, to support the development and delivery of Response's strategic plan. Provision of timely and well informed strategic financial advice to Response management and Board
  • Responsibility for IT strategy and systems, ensuring security and adherence to laws and regulations
  • The implementation and delivery of the financial activities of Response, including planning, forecasting, timely and accurate reporting and liaison with external stakeholders including auditors, bankers, statutory authorities and partner organisations
  • Ensure that Response operates sound financial, internal control and risk management systems to safeguard stakeholders' interest and assets ensure the integrity of the financial and organisational statements
  • Lead, motivate and develop the Finance team as a pro-active partnering team with a culture of continuous improvement. Demonstrate and promote the values of Response including equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Act as Company Secretary to the organisation

It is essential that you have significant experience in a similar role and that you are a fully qualified accountant. Experience within housing, care or mental health settings is desirable. Above all, we are looking for people who share our values, and who want to make a real difference to people's lives:
  • Caring - Our clients are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables them to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each client's uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.
  • Safe - Honest and open relationships help to make all our clients feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as they may require.
  • Creative - Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a client at their own pace there are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.
  • Aspirational - Recovery is focused on what a client can do, not what they can't

You will be required to work 37 hours per week, standard hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00 - flexible working opportunities are available. Salaries vary depending on the role and experiences.

This role is an ideal opportunity for someone to put their stamp on a growing diverse organisation and make a positive difference to the lives of individuals. If this Director of Finance and Information position sounds like the role for you then please click 'Apply' today! We would love to hear from you!

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our clients. All our roles require an enhanced DBS check, two references from most recent employers and you must have the right to work in the UK.
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