Deputy CEO (Head of Finance & Social Enterprise)

Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £50,896 - £57,284
Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday 27th February 2019

Full Description

For 40 years, homelessness charity Four Square has worked tirelessly to ensure that Everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.

Known for its innovation in homeless accommodation and incredibly successful social enterprises, Four Square offers a range of services across four main themes: accommodation, advocacy and advice, training and employment, enterprise and sustainability.

Under the leadership of a new CEO, there is a new strategy, vision and ambition for the future. The sky is the limit both in terms of expanding the offer to people who need support and in taking the social enterprise models beyond Edinburgh.

Key to the success is a recent re-structure of the charity, which has created a new leadership team and some new supporting roles.

If you are driven, dynamic and want to be part of a charity that has a strong reputation and is really going places, then this could be the organisation for you.

This role will oversee the Finance and Social Enterprise functions of the organisation, providing both strategic and operational leadership. The key tasks will include:

• Preparing annual budgets and forecasts; managing reserves, assets and investments and preparing year end accounts.

• Devising budgets and financial planning to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan.

• Ensuring timely and accurate governance and management of financial reports.

• Leading, developing and growing the social enterprise function of the charity.

A Consultant has been supporting the implementation of rigorous processes and procedures but you will need to carry this work forward. You will be a qualified accountant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and show strong commercial acumen in terms of growing and supporting businesses. As well as significant senior management experience, you will be excited at the prospect of a hands-on role which calls for the ability to communicate with a wide range of people and a willingness to work closely with colleagues, up-skilling them in budget management and reporting. You will have excellent business acumen and an understanding of the social enterprise policy context while having the vision to develop and grow this important part of the charity. You will support the CEO in carrying out her responsibilities, deputising for her when necessary. You will need to be a natural leader, a sensitive but determined change agent and motivator of people, to succeed in this role.

How To Apply

If you think this is a perfect match for your values and skills set then please contact [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 27th February 2019

Interview Date: Monday 11th March 2019

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Four Square by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.