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Director of Finance & Resources


  • Director of Finance & Resources
  • Salary £65-70,000 per annum
  • Permanent position
  • Location Central London
  • Reports to the Executive Director


The Organisation

Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the UK Chapter of the world’s leading anti-corruption NGO, Transparency International. Our priorities are combatting corruption within the UK, reducing the UK’s role in fuelling corruption overseas and tackling global corruption through hosting two of TI’s global programmes on corruption in the pharmaceutical & healthcare and defence & security sectors.

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone whose life, livelihood or well-being depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority. Corruption holds back economic development, prevents markets operating fairly for businesses and consumers, and further exploits already marginalised people. At TI, we focus on world-class research and advocacy designed to analyse the problems and provide realistic solutions.

TI-UK is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, with around 50 people in London and a small number of key consultants based overseas. This is a senior management team role within a high-impact organisation, providing an opportunity for the right individual to make a real difference.

In recent years, we have expanded rapidly following the receipt of several large institutional grants. As new systems are developed, we are looking for a Director of Finance & Resources who will take a leading role in enabling the organisation to manage its growth, be responsive to both our funders’ and internal needs, and to strengthen our processes and capabilities in a way that is appropriate for an organisation of this size and nature. This will help us respond to the new and more global operational requirements that face us. With the focus on corruption deepening world-wide, TI-UK’s impact needs to be continuously strengthened and the Director of Finance & Resources has a pivotal role to play.

While TI-UK has grown in terms of income, depth of work in the UK and the hosting of two of TI’s global programmes, we need to develop and synthesise our financial, HR and operational systems and processes to enable the organisation’s work to flourish. Even with this growth, we remain a medium-sized charity but with considerable reach that requires us to obtain the most out of our income, to employ and motivate highly capable people and to provide excellent financial information and other resources.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant, a good communicator and have proven leadership, people and management skills. S/he will promote diversity, equality, inclusion and the charity’s values.


The Role

We are seeking an exceptional individual, with an interest in our work, who will bring leadership and management both as a member of our SMT and to our financial activities and key operational areas. The Finance responsibilities include all statutory reporting, management accounting, and the financial aspects of donor reporting and grant management. This area occupies around 60% of the role. The operational areas include information systems, facilities, health & safety, human resources, data protection and overseeing the operational risks and mitigation measures.

As we are a lean organisation, you will inevitably pick up both hands on technical work and the higher level strategic support. You will be comfortable working through a period of change and be happy playing a key senior role in the organisation, with both the strength of personality to take difficult decisions, and the people skills to bring colleagues with you and drive the implementation of new procedures across diverse and busy teams. To accomplish this, you will manage a team of 5-6 staff, some part-time, with responsibilities that include:




  • Providing overall financial leadership for the organisation, including financial strategy, financial management and financial planning and budgeting
  • Managing of the finance and grant management team to ensure timely, accurate and informative delivery with responsibility for external and internal financial and management reports
  • Provision of meaningful information (financial and non-financial) that drives improved performance and ensures financial probity, delivering easily-usable management information to non-finance teams and Trustees
  • Working with the Programmes to implement and maintain bid management, grant management and reporting procedures
  • Leading annual statutory reporting and audit process
  • Responsibility for all accounting records and processes and ensuring they are effective and in good order.


Resources & Operations


  • Responsibility for the risk management system across TI-UK and oversight of all mitigations
  • Oversight of procedures that relate to the charity’s key operational risks, understanding and managing the complexity that comes with our large restricted grants and a more global approach
  • Responsibility for the HR strategy and development and implementation of HR systems
  • Development of the IT strategy and its implementation, including security systems and data protection
  • Management of the charity’s office management, facilities, health & safety.


Team Management & Development


  • Effectively managing and supervising the Finance & Resources team. Help the team develop & implement a team plan as well as individual plans in line with the overall TI-UK strategy.


Experience and Qualifications

You should be a qualified accountant with at least five years’ post-qualification experience preferably within the environment of a charity that has large restricted funds, and with knowledge of Charity SORP. International experience would be a major benefit, together with a hands-on manner allied with the ability to be strategic and be seen as the key enabler for our programme teams.


Terms and conditions

  • Salary £65-70,000
  • Permanent
  • 25 days’ holiday (in addition to public holidays)
  • Pension



Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 20th May 2018

Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing June 4th and June 11th 2018

Ideally, candidates should be able to start as soon as possible thereafter.


Applicants should submit

1. CV

2. Cover letter of no more than three pages outlining experience and interest in the role and fit with the role profile

Please note that TI-UK is unable to provide help for candidates to acquire work permits or visas. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK. Due to large volumes of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to jobs@transparency.org.uk

TI-UK reserves the right to vary the terms and conditions of this role profile to adapt where necessary to the charity’s requirements.

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