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Finance and IT Director - Royal Life Saving Society UK

Worcester, UK / Hybrid
£73,600 FTE / £44,200 actual plus car allowance (equivalent to £330 per month)
Closing on 12 March 2024

We are working in partnership with The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the charity that enhances communities, so everyone can enjoy being in, on and around water, safely. RLSS UK has a proud history of helping to save the number of lives lost to drowning, which still stands at an average of 312 lives lost to accidental drownings in the UK and Ireland, each year. Their mission is to be the leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, sharing their expertise and knowledge with as many people as possible, giving everyone the potential to save lives and enjoy water, safely.

The charity has used their extensive, world-leading knowledge of water safety and training to develop a comprehensive range of vocational qualifications and a series of awards and education programmes, which all have the ultimate aim of preventing drowning and stopping unnecessary loss of life. Their portfolio includes the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) - the premier lifeguard training programme.

With the upcoming retirement of the current incumbent, a new Finance and IT Director is sought to lead on all financial aspects of the charity and two wholly owned companies, hold strategic responsibility for all business systems and IT infrastructure, and serve as a key member of the wider Senior Leadership Team, providing strong and inspirational leadership to RLSS UK.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Qualified accountant (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ACA), with 10+ years post-qualification experience, including at Finance Director level.
  • Experience in commercial settings as well as charity/non-profit sectors.
  • Experience in preparing/presenting commercial reviews/business cases/proposals at Board level.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial risk monitoring/management processes and mitigation strategies.
  • Experience in negotiating/developing/managing commercial partnership agreements and monitoring the performance of major commercial suppliers/partners.

We are seeking an individual with a strong strategic and commercial mindset, with a high level of integrity, dependability, personal drive and with exceptional communication skills. 

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Associate Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment. Your application should include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Hours: Permanent, Part time - 0.6 FTE. We are open to hours being worked across 3-5 days.
Location: Worcester / Hybrid. A minimum of 1-2 in the office per week.
Closing date: Tuesday 12th March 2024
First stage interviews with RLSS UK: Thursday 28th March
Second stage interviews with RLSS UK: Wednesday 3rd April
Charisma vetting interviews must be completed by 18th March prior to shortlisting on the 19th. 

Katherine Anderson-Scott
Associate Director
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