Finance Director

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Middleton, United Kingdom

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2 days ago

We’re looking for a Finance Director to drive and inspire growth, secure new sources of income and help drive forward our vision of a Wilder Derbyshire.

In this role, you’ll manage the charity’s financial affairs ensuring effective and strategic financial management and planning.

This will involve carefully balancing the needs of a fast -growing charity, and a high – performing commercial business that delivers innovative products and services.

You’ll lead on growing our suite of charitable and commercial activities and look at the feasibility of exciting new commercial opportunities on the horizon.

To be successful you will have an innovative and creative approach to financial development with a passion for delivering dynamic growth opportunities.

You will be calm under pressure, flexible and commercially focused with the enthusiasm to drive the Trust forward to further strengthen its financial position.

About you

This role might be right for you if:

Have a proven history of improving or developing financial procedures and systems.

Are able to work both at a hands-on operational level, but also able to see the bigger picture and think strategically.

You have excellent analytical skills with the ability to assess strategic and organisational impact and change.

We are happy to talk flexible working!

This role is part time with hours expected to be between 21 and 28 hours per week, the role will be based at our office in Middleton although a balance of home and office working will be allowed. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.

Interviews are planned for Monday 12th December at our Middleton Headquarters

For more information please refer to the job description and key terms attached. If you have any questions about the role which are not answered in the attached documents, or require adjustments to the application process, please either email or call 01773 881188.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

We’re a small charity, with big ideas! We believe that everyone has their part to play in Nature’s recovery. We are the only organisation in Derbyshire working to protect and enhance wildlife and wild places throughout the county but through our work with businesses, other conservation charities, and the public we are mobilising others across the county and the rest of the UK to act for wildlife. As are a registered Charity, we are supported by 16,000 members and are part of a movement of 46 Trusts with a collective membership of over 800,000.

Our purpose is to achieve our vision of a Wilder Derbyshire by creating Nature Recovery Networks and reintroducing lost species. We aim to deliver our vision by leading Nature’s Recovery, inspiring people and communities to care and mobilising people to act. All our work is underpinned by our values.

Our Charity is growing, we currently employ 80 people and, crucially, we are supported by over 500 volunteers. We have three delivery teams; Wilder Landscapes, Wilder Communities and Income Generation, supported by the Finance and Resources team. Each team has a Department Lead who reports to the Chief Executive who is responsible for the operations of the Trust and who, in turn, reports to the Board of Trustees which governs the organisation.

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that everyone should have access to nature. We expect people to work harmoniously with each other and with volunteers, and to provide help and guidance to others when needed. As a small charity, our employees need to be willing to be flexible about working arrangements and willing to provide occasional cover for absent staff. We want people to develop professionally and personally while working with us and employees are encouraged to participate in the range of opportunities available to enable this.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer that strives to be a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone is valued. We welcome applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We recognise that our workforce needs to represent the communities and people we work with. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups within Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the wider charity and conservation sector, such as people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQ+.

We are proudly a Disability Confident Commitment employer. The scheme is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. As a member of the scheme we interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role. You can request this and adjustments including accessible formats of this vacancy by emailing”