Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Permanent Circa £58k
Closing date: 07 September 2017
Interview date: 11 September 2017

                                 Director of Finance and Corporate Services

                                        Full time 37.5 hrs per week

                             Salary Circa £58k p.a. + benefits

At The Hospice of St Francis we're an optimistic and visionary organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to supporting people with life limiting illnesses, their carers and families. We have also been awarded Outstanding by the CQC for the care and support we offer. We are based in the historic town of Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and are surrounded by wonderful countryside yet only 30 minutes away from the centre of London by train.

We are currently looking for a dynamic Director of Finance and Corporate Services to build on our significant achievements to date and help drive the organisation forward at an exciting time. As Director of Finance, you will:

•          Provide oversight and strategic leadership to ensure The Hospice of St Francis' continued and ongoing financial health.

•          Provide corporate oversight of the financial and legal affairs of HoSF ensuring all financial activities are carried out in compliance with statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements.

•          Promote and guide commercial awareness, identifying, advising and directing on effective growth paths.

•          Play a significant role as a member of the organisational management team to lead a strong, sustainable and innovative future for the Hospice 

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, with the ability to take a considered and clear view on strategic issues and areas of risk.  With significant experience of providing quality strategic financial leadership and experience of collaborative working at an executive level, they will lead and manage a multi-functional team, including the management of IT, Facilities and Finance managers.  Experience of charity management, risk management, financial statement preparation and audit process management is essential, as is knowledge and experience of multi-project/contract funding environments.

This is a demanding but highly rewarding position that will be suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and commercially astute senior finance manager.  It will offer you the opportunity to use your strategic and leadership skills in a forward thinking Hospice setting. 

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post please call Steve Jamieson CEO on 01442 869571

Please apply by downloading an application form online at or email To contact HR, please telephone on 01442 869557 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 25th August 2017

Interviews to be held on Thursday 11th September 2017




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