Director of Finance and Central Services

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
York, North Yorkshire
25 Nov 2020
08 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Finance and Central Services


Salary £51,000 p.a

Permanent Contract with up to 9% Employer Pension Contribution



We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Executive and qualified accountant to join our team as the Director of Finance and Central Services. We are seeking someone with commercial acumen and significant experience of business or charity financial management, who can build and maintain key relationships with a wide range of partners of this growing charity. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will be responsible for the overall financial management and be able to provide strategic financial direction and oversight across the Trust. As an expert in this field, you will also be expected to provide advice to Trustees and the Chief Executive as required.


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has over 44,000 members and manages more than 100 nature reserves across Yorkshire. We have a turnover of £8m-£10m from multiple income streams and operate from a head office in York with staff at seven other sites. Notably, the Trust has also made a commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 as well as delivering on our core focus to address the ecological emergency through catalysing the delivery of a Nature Recovery Network and by working on creating a sustainable future for Yorkshire.


The Director will lead and manage a dynamic team of staff who work together across financial, IT systems and facilities management and will be willing to take a hands-on approach where necessary. 


A professional accountancy qualification and IT literacy are essential, as are excellent communication and people management skills and knowledge of how to support inclusivity internally and externally. Substantial experience at senior executive level, in a growing organisation, is preferred. Experience of commercial development, fundraising and charity governance, contract management, property tenure and transactions would all be welcomed within the skill set of applicants.


Closing date: 9am Tuesday 8th December 2020

Interviews: w/c 14th December 2020 


Please note that applications received after the closing deadline will not be considered.


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.