Finance and Support Services Manager
(immediate start)

Role: Finance and Support Services Manager
Location: Flexible. The aim is to move to a blended model of working that combines home-working and hub-working.
Hours: Full-time with potential for flexibility in working hours
Salary: £30,000 – £32,000 dependent on experience
Term:  3 months initially with the potential for further extension, or to become a permanent role
Closing Date: Sunday 7th June 2021
interviews: 15th and 16th June 2021

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) is the UK’s leading adaptive snowsport charity. We offer unique opportunities for people with disabilities to access snowsport. There are an estimated 14 million disabled people in the UK and it’s our ambition to reach as many of these people as possible so that they can experience the unique health and social benefits of snowsport. We deliver adaptive ski lessons in centres across the UK, facilitate trips to Europe and the USA to teach skiing in an alpine environment; and provide a platform for disabled skiers to meet and participate in snowsports through our local groups.

DSUK is recruiting for a skilled Finance and Support Services Manager who has demonstrable experience of financial and people management and an understanding of the Third Sector financial landscape. With a working knowledge of OSCR requirements, the Finance and Support Services Manager will be responsible for the effective management of the financial operations of the charity and ensuring compliance with regulations, policies and controls. The Finance and Support Services Manager will prepare and report on annual budgets to the Board, the management team and other stakeholders, and contribute to the development of DSUK’s longer-term financial and fundraising strategies.

Scope of work

Reporting to the CEO, the Finance and Support Services Manager contributes to the development and review of the charity’s strategic plan and financial strategy. They will ensure strong financial control and effective financial planning within DSUK.

Additionally the Finance and Support Services Manager has responsibility for aspects of fundraising, risk management and human resources (HR) support, including policy compliance and administration.

The Finance and Support Services Manager will play an active role in forward planning and decision making within the charity as a member of the Senior Management Team. They must be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the charity whilst also managing delivery of operational tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

Finance:
- Preparation of the monthly financial and management accounts and regular monitoring of cash flow.
- Provision of financial forecasts and identification of opportunities and risks to plan.
- Delivery of the annual budgeting process for the charity.
- Contributing to strategic and business planning with insightful financial information.
- Lead the relationship with DSUK’s auditors, ensuring all necessary information is provided for the preparation of the statutory accounts.
- Provide financial information for grant applications and funding returns.
- Support the Fundraising Officer with grant applications and reports to funders.
- Ensure there are clear and comprehensive finance procedures and adequate financial controls in place.
- Monitor compliance with finance procedures and provide additional guidance & training to support staff compliance.
- Continuous improvement of the finance processes of the charity.

Management Information:
- Developing business scorecard and management reporting (e.g. Performance, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Charity Impact)
- Provision of insightful management information to the Senior Management Team, CEO and Trustees.

HR & Compliance:
- Ensuring the charity is compliant to financial regulators – Charities Commission, OSCR.
- Ensuring all required records are kept current and any statutory returns completed in a timely manner.
- Responsibility for contributing to the development of policies and procedures for the charity.
- Ensuring staff have a clear understanding of HR policies and procedures, monitoring implementation of policies and procedures providing support where necessary.
- Lead on the recruitment and selection process for new positions working in collaboration with the line manager responsible for the position.
- Develop and oversee the administration of new starters including processing clearances, application forms, and appointment checklists. - Lead the relationship with outsourced HR Advisory and Payroll services.
- Support staff on employment and salary issues.

Risk:
- Contribute to the development of DSUK’s Risk Register, identifying controls to mitigate financial risk and ensuring a framework to guide the charity’s financial decision-making.
- Maintenance of the charities risk register and management of processes to monitor, record and report on key risks.

Administration:
- Management of key governance events including Trustee Board meetings.
- Maintaining appropriate insurance cover for the activities of the charity and dealing with any claims.
- Co-ordination of payroll administration.

Staff management:
- Providing support & supervision, leadership and direction to the Fundraising Officer
- Set work plans and targets; and monitor performance against these.

Personal qualities:     
- Confident when communicating with and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Flexible and proactive with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
- Willingness to contribute to and influence the strategic direction of the charity.
- Strong analytical ability.Proven planning and organisational skills, with excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including written, verbal, and presentation skills in a professional setting.
- Self-motived with the ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
- Passionate about equality and opportunity for all and committed to changing attitudes towards disability.

Essential experience:
- Minimum three years experience of working in a financial management role with responsibility for production of budgets, management reports and financial control.
- Minimum AAT qualified or ACA / ACCA / CIMA part qualified.
- Experience of developing and producing financial reports for a range of audiences.
- Strong IT skills with a high level of proficiency in Excel.
- Experience of operating a SAGE accounts system.
- Experience in the management and operation of monthly payroll.
- Sound working knowledge of Data Protection requirements.
- Experience of supervising and developing staff.

Desirable experience:
- A working knowledge of accounting in the Charity Sector including OSCR requirements although not essential is highly desirable.
- Awareness of risk management processes.
- Experience of writing and implementing policies.
- An understanding of the Third Sector financial landscape, including statutory commissioning, tenders and grant funding.
- Working knowledge or experience of basic HR processes including recruitment, selection, onboarding, performance management and staff development.·
-xperience of working in the third sector with a disability/accessibility organisation.
-Experience of working with a member organisation.
- An understanding of issues facing disabled people and/or adaptive sports-based activities.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria, along with the names and contact details of two referees. Applications to be addressed to Catherine Rose at catherine.rose@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

Disability Snowsport UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.