Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £70,871 - £76,322
Job Published: March 06, 2020 14:41

Job Description

Are you a senior Finance professional who has successfully contributed to strategy and influenced organisational decisions whilst ensuring an excellent delivery of financial management through enabling others? Have you got a track record of achieving financial objectives and developing financial systems including external statutory reporting and audit in a complex setting? If this is you, please read on.


We have an exceptional and rewarding opportunity for you to use your gifts and experience to influence one of the largest dioceses in England serving 2.4 million people (growing rapidly) with a proactive strategic agenda that has emerged from the needs and opportunities of our communities. The role includes everything that one would expect to go with overseeing the finances of charities with a turnover of about £27 million p.a., investments of about £130m and over 100 staff.  You will join a well-established senior management group with shared Christian ethos, vision and strategic aims who are committed to see growth and make a difference.  


The principal accountabilities of the role are to:

  • advise the Diocesan Synod and its Boards and Councils on financial strategy and planning
  • lead the development and delivery of diocesan financial policy and practice
  • oversee the provision and development of IT and data analysis
  • head up a department of 9 staff members


The successful candidate will be a qualified Accountant, with considerable experience in financial planning and delivery, preferably in a variety of organisations. Naturally you'll be self-motivated and think analytically when maintaining robust financial controls. As a collaborative Christian leader with excellent communication skills, high emotional intelligence, resilience and humour, you will make a difference to the communities we serve and contribute to the growth of the Church.


We offer a range of benefits including an on-site café, free parking, generous remuneration package and an opportunity to work with skilled colleagues in an attractive modern office environment.


The post is subject to the requirement that the holder be a practising Christian, under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010 as this post has a senior representational role on behalf of the Church in the Diocese of Oxford.


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Poli Shajko, Director of Human Resources and Safeguarding Department on Tel: 01865 208770


Hours:             FTE 37 hours per week

Contract:        Permanent

Location:        Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF


For further details on the role and the Candidate’s Brief, please visit our website:


To apply, please email your completed application form along with a covering letter and recruitment monitoring form to:


Closing date for receipt of applications is 09:00 Monday 23 March 2020


Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1 April 2020


We are committed to equal opportunities for all


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