Head of Finance (Female*)

Head of Finance (Female*)

Closing date: Sunday 31st March, 2024

Salary: £45,704 pro rata p.a.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (flexible working days)

Quote reference: HOF032409

Help us build a future-proofed and sustainable organisation to better serve women, child and LGBT survivors of abuse and violence.

Are you an experienced and skilled senior finance professional looking for your next challenge? Are you seeking a position within a highly regarded women-led and centred charity? RISE is a one million turn-over domestic abuse charity deeply embedded in the Brighton and Hove community. The post reports directly to the CEO and works closely with the RISE Leadership Team.

About the role:

The Head of Finance’s primary responsibility is for the strategic and operational management of RISE’s finance and risk management systems. Working as a core member of the RISE Leadership Team (RLT) the post holder provides organisational leadership and guidance, ensuring consistent operation of effective budgetary controls and high-quality reporting to the CEO and RISE trustees on all aspects of financial reporting, planning, performance and risk management. The post holder will work closely with the RISE treasurer and other trustees as the coordinator of RISE’s Finance and Risk Subgroup of the Board. They manage a small team delivering on central services and fundraising including payroll and book-keeping, ensuring that RISE is compliant with our duties as a registered company and charity.

Working in a small team you will help to set the strategic direction of the charity, guiding managers to make good financial decisions and safeguarding the organisation with robust financial and risk management policies and procedures.

We offer hybrid working with some requirements to be onsite. We believe in creating a positive environment where our differences are respected and each of us feels valued for our contribution.

On appointment, you will be expected to complete a DBS disclosure and supply us with references.

For information or support with the application process please email [email protected]

The deadline for applications is: 31st March 2024

* This post is only open to female applicants as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

The successful candidate will join a highly regarded women-led, women-centred, and trauma-informed charity with almost 30-years track record in violence against women and girls (VAWG) and LGBT Domestic Abuse.

RISE is committed to ending racism and has signed up to the Ending Racism in VAWG commitments: https://www.endingracisminvawg.org/

We are committed to actively holding anti-racist values and practices and nurturing the contributions from Black and minoritised women within the sector to grow Black and minoritised women in leadership roles.

RISE is a Disability Confident and Mindful Employer working actively to create a staff team to better reflect our community. We do this by encouraging black and minorities and disabled women to apply for this role with a guaranteed interview to all women meeting this description that meet the person specification required.

On appointment you will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.

Benefits that we can offer in return:

  • Living Wage Employer
  • 3% employer contribution pension.
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 27 days’ annual leave rising to 29 after 5 years plus bank holidays.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Focus on well-being and balancing flexible working alongside RISE’s priorities.
  • Committed to training and learning opportunities for continuous development. Trauma Focussed wellbeing support.

For all the information on how to apply please use the links below:

  1. Information on RISE
  2. Job Description with Person Specification
  3. Privacy Statement with Application Form Please complete and return
  4. Equality Monitoring Form. Please complete and return