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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Head of Finance

Circa £40,000 (doe)


Working 4 days a week (0.8), plus benefits and flexible working. We are also open to discussions with applicants who wish to work on a full time basis. We are based in Central London.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a life unlimited for everyone affected by the condition. Our mission is to create a world where everyone living with cystic fibrosis will be able to look forward to a long, healthy life.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has a fundamental story to tell, a story of a devastating genetic condition and the fight to lift the limits people with cystic fibrosis (CF) currently face. It’s the story of a mission to create a new future where everyone with cystic fibrosis can live a life unlimited by their condition.

The charity is at an exciting time as we prepare to take our fight further and wider than ever before. We’re campaigning to put cystic fibrosis on the government agenda and to raise awareness of CF around the country on a local and national level.

An opportunity has now arisen to join us at an exciting point of our journey. By supporting the Director of Finance & Resources, wider Senior Leadership Team and colleagues across the Trust with financial advice and analysis, you can help drive the organisation towards its goal of beating cystic fibrosis.  Your role will be to provide operational management of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s finances. You will take the lead on the preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts and manage the year end accounts preparation and external audit process. Being the main point of contact with our Trustees regarding financial performance and strategy, with regular reporting at senior level, you will be a key voice in implementing financial best practice.

With oversight and monitoring of the finance team, you will ensure processes are followed and issues identified and dealt with in a timely manner. Being highly numerate with strong analytical and problem-solving skills you will have a track record of working to tight deadlines.

This role will require hands-on technical capabilities and the ability to quickly assess and apply financial best practice. The successful candidate will need to act as both a technical lead and provide operational leadership to the team.

If this is for you we would love to hear from you. Take a look at the full job description, complete the application form and equal opportunities form, and send your CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience to The equal opportunities form will be separated from your application form prior to the selection process. The information you provide will be treated as sensitive data under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Closing date for completed application will be Monday 15 January at 5pm. Interviews to be held on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

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The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

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