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Finance Director

North East England

  • Reference: 383792
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Salary: £42,000 - £47,000 per annum
  • Location: Tyne and Wear

The Organisation

Oasis Community Housing (OCH) is a Christian response to homelessness and disadvantage providing housing, support and other specialised services.
OCH is part of the Oasis Charitable Trust (OCT) group of charities. The group includes national charities dedicated to education, housing, and community development and we work to a common vision of creating communities in which everyone can thrive and reach their God-given potential.

OCH are looking to appoint an Interim Director of Finance & Resources for approximately 9-12 months to cover maternity leave. The Director of Finance & Resources is a member of the Executive Team of the charity and will lead the strategic development of the finance and resources function in OCH to deliver high quality internal support services to the rest of the organisation.

The Role

The Director of Finance and Resources will provide a lead in the financial management of the charity, working alongside the Chief Executive and board.

This includes developing financial strategy and budget planning. The Director leads the Finance Team to ensure timely, accurate and informative delivery of external and internal financial and management reports, including annual statutory reporting and Management Accounts, to staff, the Executive and the Board of Trustees.

The Director also leads or oversees the development, management and improvement of IT, HR and Administrative functions, including data protection, training/staff development and procurement.


The Person

  • Qualified accountant with knowledge of management and financial accounting.
  • Experience within a charitable organisation of the development and application of accounting procedures and controls.
  • Experience of working within a growing organisation and used to managing change.
  • Experience of leading finance teams.
  • Experience of being part of a senior leadership team in a fast-paced organisation.
  • Good interpersonal skills, to develop collaborative working relationships with internal budget holders and externally with banks, suppliers and statutory bodies.

This role will provide leadership to a fast paced, dynamic charity by building and strengt
hening finance and resources systems that are fit for purpose and by ensuring appropriate analysis is provided to support the next stage of OCH’s growth.

OCH welcome applicants from all faiths or none, but it is important that all employees understand and sympathise with the Christian vision, ethos and culture of the organisation.


Additional Information

Hours: 37 hours per week, although 4 days would be considered

  • Eligible to join Group Pension Plan.
  • 25 days Annual Leave, plus Bank Holidays
OCH is a growing charity, with its Central Office in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, and this post is located in Central Office.

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