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Non-for-Profit Sector - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 3765 Date Posted: Monday 06 Jun 2022

iMultiply are working in partnership with a well known charity to recruit a Director of Finance and Corporate Services, with hybrid working available from their Edinburgh office.  

The Organisation

Cyrenians is a well recognised, award-winning charity focused on addressing homelessness, both its causes and the consequences on the affected individuals.

With the core Mission of supporting people excluded from various aspects of their lives, the organisation has grown over the last 50 years with now more than 50 projects that supported over 13,000 people during 2021 alone.

Central to that Mission are the 4 core values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation. These are reflected in the person- centred work that continues to adapt to reflect changes in the local, and national, community.

With a clear 5-year plan, Cyrenians continues to work towards their core strategic aim.

The Role

The Director of Finance and Corporate Services plays a critical strategic role in the Leadership Team. Reporting to the Chief Executive, they will also work in close collaboration with other members of the Leadership Team, Senior and Service Managers as well as with all staff within their team.

The successful candidate is expected to be seen to live the charity’s core values in all aspects of carrying out the role. They will support the charity’s work delivering on the strategic plan, managing strategic risk, developing financial strategy and plans, and seeking new opportunities and innovations.

The Right Person

The Director of Finance and Corporate Services role is best suited to an individual who is innovative, forward thinking and commercially minded with a strategic mindset to address opportunities.

A commercial background may be beneficial, however the successful candidate must understand the Third sector and therefore ideally have relevant experience.

Possessing a professional accountancy qualification, the successful candidate must have experience of Strategic Leadership across a combination of the following areas:

  • Strategic risk management
  • Strategic financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Governance
  • Digital Strategy and IT
  • Compliance: legal, statutory, regulatory
  • Facilities management

Job Description

Acting on their own authority, or as delegated from the Board and/or Chief Executive, the successful candidate will be responsible for all major decisions affecting the work of the Finance and Corporate Services Department and must be able to justify decisions made.

Key objectives for the Director of Finance & Corporate Services are enabling effective strategic risk management as follows:

  • Direct strategic risk management for the charity
  • Provide Strategic Financial Management and resilience for the whole organisation
  • Ensure best quality provision of, and legal compliance for, corporate services
  • Lead Cyrenians in becoming a Learning Organisation
  • Lead the gathering, continuous review and assessment, management and analysis of monitoring and evaluation data
  • Lead, manage and develop staff across the Enabling Function within their remit to achieve excellence in all areas of performance
  • Provide dynamic values-based leadership

There is scope for the post-holder to contribute over and above these tasks based on the knowledge, skills and experience they bring with them.

On Offer

Salary:                          £52,961 - £59,415 dependent on experience

Hours:                          37 hours per week

Annual Leave:              A total of 35 days including public holidays

Additional benefits:     In addition to an extremely competitive salary and pension provision, Cyrenians offers further benefits and support to all staff.

You’ll be supported in post by our highly respected CEO, Ewan Aitken, and by your new team who are experienced in their roles, and passionate about making Cyrenians an outstanding place to work.

You’ll also gain access to wider Cyrenians support and staff benefits, including:

  • Blended working, including homeworking, and at sites in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Bathgate;
  • Funded People learning and development programme;
  • Rapid expense payments;
  • Bike to work scheme;
  • Not forgetting staff discount at Arnotdale House café!


For more information, please contact Peter Coghlan.

Any direct or third-party introductions will be sent to iMultiply for review and assessment.

iMultiply is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all employees, workers and applicants. iMultiply will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual's 'protected characteristic’.


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