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Director of finance and services

  • Salary: £92,306 per annum 
  • Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) and we are open to job share applications
  • Contract: Permanent contract 
  • Location: Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 with flexibility to regularly work from home/home-based, with occasional travel to the office
  • Closing date: 10.00, Wednesday 9 December 2020
  • Interviews: Thursday 17 December 13.00–17.00, Friday 18 December 09.00–17.00, Monday 21 December 09.00–17.00
  • Reference: DFS

NCVO is transforming the way it works. With a new strategic direction and leadership team, we are determined to work with our members so that charities and volunteering can thrive. As the country recovers from the covid-19 pandemic and renews itself, charities and volunteering aren’t just vital support systems for communities in need – they’re at the heart of how people want to lead their lives.

As director of finance and services, you will play a key role in the ongoing business transformation of NCVO as well as contributing to the strategic leadership of NCVO. As part of our new leadership team and a director of our trading board, you will take lead responsibility for NCVO’s income generation and financial sustainability, including managing our largest financial asset – our building in King’s Cross. You’ll lead our thinking on how to adapt commercially to a post-covid-19 world, making best use of our technology and assets, identifying new opportunities for sustainable growth and impact. Working alongside our members and our corporate partners. you’ll also lead and shape the future of the services that we provide to our growing body of 15,000 members, helping us to refocus our digital services offer as we shift to different models of delivery.

This is a fantastic challenge at a time of considerable change and uncertainty. We’re looking for an experienced leader who can combine financial acumen and commercial awareness with an open and supportive style. As our lead financial professional you will have an accountancy qualification, allied with an ability to see the big picture, spot opportunities, and manage risk. You will have considerable experience working at a senior level. While we do not have preconceived ideas about what sectors the successful candidate will have worked in, it is essential that you have an understanding of and passion for the voluntary sector.

You’ll be comfortable with change, and able to inspire the confidence of staff, trustees and other stakeholders at all levels, and from all backgrounds. Like many organisations, at present, that includes being able to build and support teams remotely. We’re changing how we work in other ways too, and you’ll bring a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as a collaborative approach that sees NCVO as part of a wider network for change.

NCVO is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are under-represented in NCVO, particularly at senior level. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

Job information

How to apply

Please complete both parts of the application, quoting the reference DFS, and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

If you have any queries regarding our vacancies or experience any issues downloading or submitting your application form, please email HR or phone us on 020 7520 2537 (24-hour voicemail).

About NCVO

NCVO supports volunteering and charities.

We believe that the work of volunteers and charities make our communities stronger and the world around us better, for everyone.

Our members are at the heart of our mission. We work collaboratively with our 15,000-strong network of national and local organisations. We share practical support and new insight so that people and organisations can focus on making a difference. And we work alongside our members to ensure that the essential role of volunteers and charities is widely recognised.

NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Charity No. 225922

Benefits for NCVO employees

NCVO offers attractive benefits including: 25 days’ annual leave (for full-time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff) and the option to purchase up to five more days each year, take 35 hours of volunteering leave per year, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities. We are located a short walk from London King’s Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regent’s canal. 

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