Group CFO

Shaw Trust

London (with UK-wide travel)

  • Location

    London (with UK-wide travel)

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    09 May 2019

  • Client

    Shaw Trust

Ref: GSe52672

Shaw Trust is a progressive and ambitious charity and we are proud to have supported disabled people and those who are socially excluded for over 30 years, effecting positive change on behalf of those who need it most through the provision of education, training and employment.  With an annual turnover of £200m, 4000 dedicated staff and 1038 volunteers, we’re now a top 25 national charity and we work in partnership with major government departments to help children of all ages, adults and older people to gain new skills, move into work and to live independent and included lives. 

This is a critical juncture in Shaw Trust’s history as we pursue diversification, acquisition and growth and our new Chief Financial Officer will play a critical role in leading us to achieve our aims. We operate in an extremely competitive sector and are looking for a high calibre individual with sharp commercial acumen to work closely with our new Chief Executive, Chris Luck. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be a key player in creating and maintaining the performance of Shaw Trust’s financial and administrative services. You will ensure effective strategic and operational forecasting, planning, monitoring and reporting, as well as managing our relationships with our banks. Overall you will enhance the decision-making process of Shaw Trust and ensure the compliance with all relevant statutory and external requirements and regulations.

You will be a qualified Chartered Accountant operating at Board level with excellent up-to-date knowledge of best practice in financial accountancy.

For further information and to apply please speak to our advising consultants Joanna Thornton or Mark Bate on 0113 205 6288 or Michelle Sander on 07341 773 817. 

Closing Date Friday 10th May 2019 at 10 am
Preliminary interviewsw/c 20th May 2019 and w/c 27th May 2019
Final Panel Interviews w/c 10th June 2019
How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV (no more than 3 pages).
  • A detailed supporting statement that fully addresses the essential criteria as set out in Part One and Part Two of the Person Specification.
  • Details of two referees whom we would be able to contact at shortlist stage.

As part of the online application process, you will be asked to complete an equal opportunities monitoring page. The information on this page will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes only. This information will not be treated as part of your application.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, then Jo Thornton or Mark Bate will be pleased to take your call. GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.