We are looking to appoint a newly created permanent role of Finance Director as there's never been a more urgent time for us to focus our efforts, refresh our approach, and set out how we will inspire and encourage a new generation of children on their reading journeys.
BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Our mission is to get every child reading - regularly and by choice. We know that children who read are happier, healthier, more empathetic, and more creative. They also do better at school. With the long term impact of the pandemic on children's lives, and with an ever-widening gap for the most disadvantaged children, our work has never been more important. We have a new ambitious 5 year strategy with a deep commitment to doing even more to support children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds in reading.
Based in our newly opened Leeds office, you will also play a vital leadership role in establishing our physical presence in Leeds as BookTrust becomes a place-based organisation, supporting colleagues across a range of teams in this new location as a fully integrated part of the organisation.
The successful candidate will play a core role in our Leadership Team and in creating the right environment for our committed staff to flourish so they can continually improve the services we provide by driving financial improvement through transformational change. With a strong financial acumen, you will have a track record of developing financial strategy, planning and analysis with the ability to connect across all colleague groups and generate passion for productivity and efficiency is essential.
Reflecting our values, strong leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills will be essential. You will bring the integrity and gravitas to influence and engage our stakeholders both in the organisation and externally. Working in a fast-paced environment, you will need to adopt a flexible approach and demonstrate problem solving abilities.
For further information please call Emily Smith on (phone number removed). To apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter