Director of Finance and Company Secretary

Job Title: Director of Finance and Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dorset
Salary: £63,887 - £73,402
Job Published: January 08, 2020 13:14

Job Description

About the Role

As a member of the Directors’ Group your natural leadership style and proactive hands on approach will enable you to work collaboratively with your Executive Team colleagues, ensuring the development of Weldmar Hospicecare’s strategic objectives, business plans and the overall management and decision making on direction, policy and procedure.

You will proactively identify areas for growth or change, support income diversification and modelling for charity activities, advising the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees through the Income Generation Committee.

Providing strategic and operational financial accounting management, you will be responsible for preparing income and expenditure ledgers (£9 million annually) and for the management of investment and treasury functions (currently £13 million). As Company Secretary you will be legally accountable for all areas of the charity and company compliance and reporting.

As a fully qualified senior finance professional, you will have experience of managing the finance function within

a similar business of comparable turnover. As such, you will have developed skills in financial forecasting and treasury management, with the confidence to communicate and negotiate financial point in the best interest of Weldmar Hospicecare.  

About Weldmar Hospicecare

Rated Outstanding by the CQC, Weldmar Hospicecare provides end of life care throughout north, west and south Dorset. This care is given in the comfort of patients own homes, via our Day Services across the county or as in patients at Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester. All care is provided completely free of charge and mainly funded by the continued support of our local community via our fundraising events and activities, chain of retail sites and legacies, raising over £6M each year.

Living and working in Dorset

Dorset is a beautiful place to live and work.  Breathtaking coastlines, golden sandy beaches, stunning scenery, and a haven for nature.  The world famous Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site, featuring the natural beauty of Durdle Door and Chesil Beach.

Each town has its own character.  The county town of Dorchester enjoys a rich history made famous by Thomas Hardy’s novels, as well as modern eating, shopping, and entertainment in Brewery Square.  Weymouth is vibrant throughout the summer and boasts a picturesque harbour.  Bridport is a hub for the arts, there’s the picturesque Gold Hill in Shaftesbuy, and so much more.

There’s lots to do – take your pick of first class places to eat, and there are festivals dedicated to everything from hats to Dorset Knobs, books to seafood, and of course plenty of live music including

Camp Bestival and Music By The Lake.

Despite being ‘far from the madding crowd’, there are direct rail links to London Waterloo, with Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton all en route.  A drive to the capital will take just two and a half hours.

It’s also probably worth noting that Dorset has the highest life expectancy in Great Britain, as well as 364 hours more sunshine a year than the national average!

Closing date: 30 January 2020

First interview: 25 February 2020

Second interview: 27 February 2020