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Are you looking for a senior level role within a small charity whereby you can be passionate about making a real difference to the local community? If so, then this could be the perfect role for you!


We are currently working with a local charity working in the education sector supporting children in their local community. As Business Manager, you will have an integral role in driving change across the organisation, over-seeing the end- to- end finance operations and driving continuous improvements in account processes. Additionally, the Business Manager will be a part of the Senior Management Team who are responsible for the organisation’s growth, service delivery, innovation and sustainability.  You will have experience of working in a similar role preferably within the education sector and/or voluntary sector and understands child welfare and the support that some children need in regards their social and emotional behaviour. Our client is offering a competitive salary, a generous holiday allowance and the opportunity to make a real difference.


Role:


Reporting to the CEO, you will have an integral role in driving change across the organisation, over-seeing the end- to- end finance operations and driving continuous improvements in account processes.


As Business Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of business finance support and human resources, to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services. You will be a part of the Senior Management Team that is responsible for the organisation’s growth, service delivery, innovation, sustainability and contractual compliance.


Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for all aspects of business finance support and human resources, to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services
  • Evaluate information and consult with the Senior Leadership Team to prepare a realistic and balanced budget. Manage the forecasting process, including reporting updates to the CEO and Trustees
  • Working with the Senior Leadership Team, monitor spending against the agreed budget to achieve value for money and deliver against agreed objectives. In the absence of the CEO, take delegated responsibility for financial decisions
  • Support the Development Manager in the monitoring of the funding pipeline and timely invoicing of expected grant payments or contracted instalments
  • Establish, review, and update all organisational policies; ensuring policies are fit for purpose, regularly reviewed, and fit the culture of the organisation. Liaise with colleagues for specialist knowledge as needed
  • Manage the delivery of HR support function,  (with the support of an existing external HR consultancy agency,) to meet the needs of the organisation. Duties to include including:  management of payroll, employment contracts, staff training, employee handbook updates, relevant development and review of employment policies
  • Develop existing performance management frameworks, to ensure that all team members understand their role objectives and their performance is subject to regular review
  • Establish and maintain the Health and Safety of the office base, including undertaking regular Health and Safety audits, ensuring compliance with legal requirements
  • Lead the mobilization of new and existing service contracts e.g. IT, Telephony, other office costs, to ensure contracts represent best value for money
  • Ensure resources, support and training are provided to enable work colleagues to make the best use of available ICT
  • Work as a positive member of the Senior Management Team, driving continuous improvement through flexible and creative responses and supporting the growth/evolution and development of the organisation to meet the developing vision
  • Together with other Senior Management colleagues, act as a champion for the organisation; representing and positively promoting the organisation at all times
  • Work inclusively and undertake all work in accordance with Passion for Learning’s values, policies, principles, and procedures
  • Carry out such other duties as deemed appropriate and may be reasonably required by the Chief Executive


Experience


  • Understanding, and the implementation of, GDPR protocols
  • Experience in developing and maintaining organisational policies and procedures
  • Experience of project spend management against project income and reporting to relevant budget holders
  • Experience of financial budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, including short, medium and long-term cashflow projections
  • Experience in networking and working collaboratively, demonstrating an understanding of the voluntary and community sector


Skills and Abilities


  • Good analytical and numeracy skills
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage meetings and deliver presentations
  • Excellent standard of literacy, numeracy, and IT competency and use of MSOffice or similar
  • Ability to be proactive and to problem solve, including seeking creative or imaginative solutions
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to innovation and ability to support innovation and continuous improvement in practice
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined, able to work independently and prioritise own workload
  • Managing projects e.g. introducing new finance or IT systems (desired)


Education, Training & Knowledge


  • CIMA or ACCA Qualification, or BSc(Hons) in Accounting and Finance would be desirable but not essential
  • Excellent standard of literacy, numeracy, and IT competency and use of MSOffice or similar
  • Experience using Sage Business Cloud Accounting or similar


Personal Attributes


  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ attitude to provide positive leadership in a changing environment
  • Ability to work and travel flexibly
  • Positive, professional, and pragmatic approach
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Clear DBS and satisfactory references


What is in it for you?


  • To work with an incredible charity that make a difference to the local community
  • Opportunity, with the chance to really excel and progress within your role
  • To work as part of a Senior Management Team
  • Great salary with flexible hours to suit
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays

If you feel that this could be the right role for you then apply now and we’ll be in touch.

  • Date Posted:
    25th October 2021
  • Location:
    Ellesmere Port
  • Salary:
    £30,000 - £33,000

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