Director of Finance

St Elizabeth's Centre


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    28 September 2020

  • Client

    St Elizabeth's Centre

Ref: GSe65882

St Elizabeth's is a charitable organisation that supports children and adults with severe epilepsy and other complex medical conditions and learning disabilities. We provide support through holistic care, health and education services in a safe environment that enables vulnerable people to maximise their personal potential in all areas of life.

Established over 100 years ago, we have a national reputation for specialist and high-quality care, making us a leader in our field.  In 2018, the organisation has passed from the ambit of its founders – the Daughters of the Cross – into an independent charity and, as we  look to the future, we need to ensure that we are well positioned to respond to the changing needs of our residents, learners and young people.  

We are now seeking a new Director of Finance, who will provide authoritative and professional operational leadership to the finance and IT functions. Working with the Trustees, the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Finance will support the refinement and implementation of the strategy for St Elizabeth’s, providing specialist financial advice, enabling the charity to fulfil its mission in a cost-effective, financially sustainable manner and deploying wider analytical, communication and commercial skills to help set the organisation’s future direction.

You will have a recognised full accounting qualification, previous experience at Director of Finance level or similar in a comparable organisation – whether charitable, public or private in nature. You will have excellent leadership skills and experience of managing a team, and involvement in the oversight of an IT function.  You will be a value-driven professional, able to exhibit a strong commercial nous but at the same time, willingness, and commitment to support the ethos and values of St. Elizabeth’s.

For further details, click on Apply below and for a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants Valentina Serra (07384 114 732) and Ross Highfield (07891138886).

Closing Date10am Tuesday 29th September 2020.
Longlist MeetingThursday 8th October 2020
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson w/c 12th and 19th October 2020
Shortlist MeetingThursday 29th October 2020
First final panel interview (tour of the centre and an assessment)Wednesday 4th November 2020
Second final panel interview Monday 9th November 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.