St Gemma's Hospice
From £54,998 to £67,805 per year + Competitive
FCA / ACCA / ACMA or CIPFA
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Director of Finance and Corporate Services
About St Gemma’s:
St Gemma’s Hospice in the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in the UK. The Hospice provides expert palliative and end of life care, in a quality environment, for thousands of local people each year. It’s a prominent and respected charity at the heart of the local community with a large range of specialist services to support patients, their families and friends.
Working for St Gemma’s, either on the main site north Leeds, in the community, or in one of the 22 charity shops, can be rewarding and challenging. Over 200 staff across their 4 acre site work together to ensure that patients and their families have the best possible experience and receive the highest quality of care.
They offer a rewarding career, a friendly work environment and a competitive benefits package.
Following a strategic review of the executive team, St Gemma’s Hospice is seeking a Director of Finance & Corporate Services to play a central role within the organisation and to take lead responsibility for delivering Finance, HR, IT and Facilities services.
Reporting to the Chief Executive and part of a close knit executive team this role is of significant importance to the Hospice, not only in leading the teams, but in defining and driving through the strategic plans for the Corporate Services directorate.
St Gemma’s is offering a rare opportunity to make a mark in this newly created position where your experience, ideas and strategic abilities can genuinely have a real impact in shaping the future of the Hospice, a charity that makes a significant difference to the lives of many people.
As a member of the hospice leadership team you will help to maintain and develop strong and effective links with the local community, especially in the field of palliative care.
In addition, you will represent St Gemma’s Hospice at a local, regional and national level alongside fulfilling the aspirations and expectations of key stakeholders, trustees, professional advisers and donors.
Areas of Responsibility include:
CORPORATE SERVICES - Support the Chief Executive to define and implement the Hospice strategies and business plans across corporate services and fulfil the responsibility of Company Secretary.
FINANCE - Lead all aspects of the Finance Department. Oversee the production, maintenance and ongoing review of annual budgets, forecasts, statutory accounts and the management of St Gemma’s short and long-term investments.
HUMAN RESOURCES - Lead the HR department and ensure HR systems and practices are compliant. Ensure that high quality HR services and support are delivered. Ensure St Gemma’s Hospice has effective workforce planning, succession planning, talent management and recruitment and retention strategies.
INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Lead the Information and IT department. Ensure that high quality services and support are delivered to the Hospice, staff and volunteers – on and off-site.
ESTATES AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT - Lead the Estates and Facilities department across Estates, Maintenance, Security, Health and Safety, Catering and Housekeeping, including the maintenance of the main Hospice site and 22 Charity shops.
St Gemma’s are looking to attract an inspirational leader with the passion and energy to make a real impact within the organisation and with a commitment to providing the highest quality of services for patients and families. In order to be considered for this opportunity you must hold a professional accountancy qualification (FCA, ACCA, ACMA or CIPFA), and have a proven track record within senior financial and operational positions. Individuals are welcome to apply from all sectors.
It is vital that you have substantial experience of leading and developing multi-disciplined teams towards shared and ambitious goals, coupled with the communication and influencing skills required to deal with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
This is a great opportunity for an individual who would like to make a real, lasting and rewarding contribution to this charity that is going through an exciting period of change.
If you feel you can fully support St Gemma's vision and have the skills and experience to fulfil this role, please apply to Ben Suddaby, Associate Director at Elevation Senior Finance with your CV and covering letter.
Please note the closing date for this role is noon Monday 5th May and all third party CV’s will be sent to our retained consultant Ben Suddaby at Elevation Senior Finance.