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Head of Finance and Control

Salary £42,000- £47,250 (pro rata) dependant on experience
Location Stafford, The Wolseley Centre - Hybrid working
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Contract Type: 25 hours per week, Permanent contract 

Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 30th August 2022 

Interviews: w/c 5th September 2022 


We are looking for a self-starting Head of Finance and Control to provide oversight and strategic financial leadership to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. You will join us at an exciting time of growth and ambition and bring confidence, aptitude and diplomacy alongside professional skills and expertise. Help us on our journey to reach 30% of land managed for wildlife by 2030 and 1 in 4 people taking action for wildlife in Staffordshire. 

About the Role. 

You will be able to operate in a fast-paced and often complex environment and demonstrate good judgement. You will exhibit a curiosity about the work going on across the organisation, and can share with others the impactful work of the charity. 

You will develop the team, oversee charity financial reporting as well as the key controls and processes within the team, enabling the organisation to operate effectively and drive forward a long term financial plan. 

This role will be crucial in transforming financial processes and systems and developing the team, all in support of delivering our 8-year strategy. You will be responsible for the Finance function in its entirety, supporting and ensuring the achievement of the organisation's strategic and financial objectives. 

The role holder will focus on policy implementation and implement systems and procedures necessary for the efficient running of the finance department and the organisation generally. 

The post holder will operate as the financial gatekeeper and ensure all relevant financial statutory and regulatory requirements are met. 

About You. 

Ideal candidates will be a fully qualified Accountant (ACC, ACA or CIMA) with previous experience of managing a small finance function. You will have experience of developing strategies as well as being able to carry out transactional work. You will be an effective communicator with experience of working with SLT and board level colleagues. 

We are seeking candidates who can work across all teams and be comfortable communicating with non-finance colleagues. In addition to the technical skills, we are seeking candidates with a passion for the charity sector. 

Please apply immediately if you wish to join a great, fast-growing charity focused on a fantastic cause. 


Flexible working 

25 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays and additional Christmas days 

10% non-contributory pension 

Employee assistance programme 

Life Assurance scheme 

Electric Car and Bike to work salary sacrifice schemes 

About Us. 

“Staffordshire Wildlife Trust protects and enhances the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and promotes understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.” 

A registered charity established in 1969 we are one of 46 county Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and are supported by over 18,500 members. 

The Trust owns or manages 32 nature reserves covering an area of over 1804 hectares. Our 160 staff are based in six locations around the county including our Headquarters at Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, with our work divided up into five departments: Resources, People Engagement, Conservation Delivery, Fundraising, Communication and Membership & Commercial. The Trust has a diverse workforce of including site wardens, wildlife surveyors, community and education officers, catering, retail and administration. 

In addition, we have the trading company which looks after the trading side of our business. This includes cafés at The Wolseley Centre and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, charity shops in Leek, Penkridge and Codsall and a retail shop in The Wolseley Centre. 

We are welcoming. One of the core values of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is that we nurture a culture of equality, inclusivity and diversity. We are welcoming to those underrepresented in our communities and we strive to listen, learn and share from each other. 


Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has been working to protect the wildlife and wild places where you live for over 50 years. We are the county's leading nature conservation charity. Find out more below about what we do and join us in looking after Staffordshire's wildlife and wild place.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust carries out conservation projects all over the county to protect our special landscapes and wildlife. Our vision is to create a Living Landscape in Staffordshire. The Living Landscape concept involves focussing our efforts on improving the wider landscape to make it a better place for wildlife. As well as continuing to protect and expand core areas of high quality habitat, such as nature reserves, the Trust is investing energy into the land in between these core areas – the farmland, gardens, parks, allotments, community areas, school grounds and even golf courses - to make them into places that  can support wildlife.

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