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Top job! Director of Finance and Resources

  • Full time
  • £80,000 – £95,000
  • Flexible, although will require frequent working from the Head Office near Penrith and regular travel for Board, Senior Management and other meetings. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2024
  • Permanent


At Outward Bound, young people leave behind their everyday lives to venture into a new world of endless opportunities. Could you be our next Director of Finance and Resources as we embark on our new strategy, ‘The Next Horizon’?

The Outward Bound Trust partners with schools, colleges, employers and youth groups to teach young people most important lesson they could ever learn: to believe in themselves. Young people’s lives are filled with pressures and challenges. They need the means to help them cope and thrive in this noisy and uncertain world – now and in the future.

We provide opportunities for young people to seize the moment and empower them to discover and embrace their unique strengths. At Outward Bound, young people leave behind their everyday lives to experience unfamiliar environments, and through challenge and adventure, young people learn to thrive and grow. This is where they discover who they are and what they are truly capable of.

The vacancy

You will be central to the leadership and management of Outward Bound and realising the ambition set out in The Next Horizon, leading the financial stewardship of the organisation. You will both oversee the management of the organisation’s financial resources and provide leadership in their utilisation to further the charity’s mission. You will also be responsible for the organisation’s environmental sustainability journey, and for IT, Digital, and trust-wide systems and processes.

About you

The successful candidate will be central to the leadership and management of the charity in the coming years working closely with the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team. You will be astute, collaborative, risk aware, have an attention to detail and thrive on working in a fast paced environment.

A fully qualified accountant with proven experience at a senior level in a finance role with responsibility across the whole finance function, you will have substantial financial leadership and commercial acumen. Experience in a national level organisation of comparable complexity is also required.

You will be a creative and entrepreneurial leader, able to develop your team members to their full potential. You should be committed to embedding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything that you do.

Application notes

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