Finance and Operations Manager

Location North West
Flex Type Part time
Role Basis Permanent
Salary £44,000
Company Charity People

Are you a finance professional with knowledge of the charity sector? Would you like to lead the governance, financial and operational management functions of a small charity that helps philanthropists manage their charitable giving? If so, you may be just the person to support the continued growth of The Charity Service.

About the charity
The Charity Service helps major donors to successfully manage their charitable giving. Our core services include Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) and strategic philanthropy advice. We also manage a small portfolio of grant programmes for Greater Manchester. Having refined our strategy over recent years, we now have ambitious plans to engage with more philanthropists.

Salary: £44,000 pro rata
Location: Remote, office in Manchester with requirement to attend monthly meetings
Contract: Part-time, 2 days per week (14 hours)
Culture: Flexible, life and family-friendly

The role
The Finance and Operations Manager will oversee the charity’s back-office functions, ensuring that the charity meets the highest standards of governance and management and that the charity’s philanthropy services are delivered efficiently and effectively.

The key responsibilities of the role are:
• Providing the accounting and financial management function for the charity.
• Overseeing the management of the charity’s portfolio of investments, including expanding the range of investment options for our DAFs.
• Managing the human resource and IT functions (although not essential that you have done this before, it could be a great learning opportunity).

About you
To apply, we’ll be looking for you to clearly demonstrate:
• An understanding or ability to quickly get to grips with the charity regulatory environment.
• Financial management and accounting experience.
• Experience in using accounting software.
• Good communication skills, including excellent report-writing.
• A high level of competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• An ability to work remotely under own initiative and manage time effectively.
• Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Charity Service is passionate about providing employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, they offer:
• Flexible working arrangements that allow you to adapt your working hours to fit alongside family and other life commitments.
• A standard 35-hour working week for full-time positions.
• 25 days holiday entitlement, plus public bank holidays in England and Wales pro rata.
• 5% employer pension contribution (with 5% employee contribution).

About the values
The Charity Service is an independent not-for-profit charity driven by our mission and values. They believe in philanthropy that supports charities to achieve their mission, builds strong, open and trusting relationships, and respects and values diversity.

We know that diverse teams make better decisions, and are more creative and stimulating to work in. We aim to foster an inclusive working environment where every individual, regardless of background, feels valued and empowered to contribute.

How to Apply
If you are excited by this role and have the relevant skills and experience, please contact Amelia Lee at Charity People with a copy of your CV and profile.

Deadline: Only because this position has been previously advertised, we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. If you feel this disadvantages you in any way, please let Amelia know and she’ll make sure you don’t miss out.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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