Finance Director

Finance Director – Head Office – Harrogate

4 days per week initially (30 hours) reducing to 3 days per week

£50,000 per annum pro rata

The Avalon Group is a social care provider and a registered charity.  Despite the challenges faced within the Adult Social Care sector, The Avalon Group continues to grow and develop to provide responsive, personalised care and support to enhance and enrich the quality of people’s lives.

An opportunity has arisen to join us as our Finance Director.  You will be providing consistent and robust strategic financial advice to the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and our Board of Trustees, and you will have responsibility for the preparation of annual budgets and formulation of longer term financial plans.

You will be confident in producing financial information to support our business development process, and will play a key role in appraising new investments and projects to ensure viability.

Additionally you will be overseeing the financial aspect of our premises management, including negotiation of leases and reviewing the provision of utilities to office premises.  You will also have overall responsibility for the administration of Avalon’s pension schemes.

As a qualified accountant approved by CCAB (ACCA,CIMA,CIPFA or AIA) you will be able to demonstrate a breadth of experience at a senior level within a SME environment.  You will also have experience of leading teams to maintain robust financial controls and drive forward change, and will be able to support the work of the Finance Team when needed.  Ideally you will be from a charity or social care sector background, with demonstrable understanding of the complexity of working in an organisation with multiple income streams.

Based at our Head Office in Harrogate, this position is offered as a permanent role initially for 4 days a week, but will revert to its established status of 3 days per week.  Some flexibility will be required in working days.  The successful candidate will need to be available to commence on 2 October 2017 and we are able to consider applications on an interim (6 month) basis or a permanent appointment.

We offer an attractive package for the right candidate, which includes up to 30 days paid holiday entitlement, defined contribution pension scheme, on-site parking, and access to our employee discounts scheme with 24/7 employee assistance helpline.

To read our complete Person Specification document, please click HERE

To read a brief introduction to Avalon and the Group's future plans, as well as some more detail about the role from our CEO Larry Hollando, please click HERE

Additionally, you may wish to see our organisational structure, which you can access HERE

For an informal discussion please contact Larry Hollando – CEO or Julie Colley – Deputy CEO on 01423 530053. 

Please note the closing date for applications will be Thursday 31 August 2017, with interviews taking place on Thursday 14 September 2017.

We strive to ensure equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality or religion.

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