Job: Head of Finance and Operations

About the Role

Contract: Permanent, Part-time (0.8FTE), with a 6-month probation period. (We may consider 0.6FTE for the right candidate).

Working Hours: 30 hours a week – flexible hours around a general 9:00-17:30 working pattern, including some evening work attending Board meetings and  events.

Location: Hybrid working, at least 2 days per week in our London or Manchester Office.

Start date: ASAP 

Salary: Pro rata salary of £36,000-£40,000 per annum incl. London Weighting. (FT equivalent £45,000-£50,000) 

Application deadline: Monday 13th November at 17:00. 

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Finance and Operations is a key role within our organisation, forming part of the Senior Management Team. This role is critical to ensuring the smooth running of the organisation. The role will lead on finance and oversee HR and the IT infrastructure and processes that underpin all our work. It manages and serves as the main point of contact for 3rd party providers. The role holder is ReachOut’s Data Officer (GDPR) and leads on all areas of governance and compliance. You’ll be line managing ReachOut’s Operations Officer as well as providing leadership to our wider team as part of our Senior Leadership Team.

For the full job description, person specification and background information, please download our information pack.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement, that outlines your interest in the role and your fit against the job criteria.

Please send both documents to In the subject line, please quote Head of Finance & Operations 2023 and your full name. 

The applications will close on Monday 13th November at 17:00. 

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 20th November.

If the week for interviews causes any issues, please still apply as we may be flexible on the interview arrangements.

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