Finance and Operations Manager

Would you like to join a dynamic team that is supporting a growing movement of communities that are building genuinely and permanently affordable homes?

Why join us?

Do you thrive on being the person in a high performing team that ensures the things run like clockwork? Will you enjoy supporting  a small team with excellent financial acumen and organisational development?

We are seeking a finance and operations manager to cover our existing manger’s maternity leave for 14 months, allowing handover before and after the leave.

Community land trusts (CLTs) are a growing force for social good. They are set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage homes as well as community shops, pubs and other assets that are important to that community. They aim to make sure the homes are permanently affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area.

As the Finance and Operations Manager you will play a key role in the senior team to ensure we are an effective, sustainable and thriving team. 

About the National CLT Network

National CLT Network is the national membership body for community land trusts established in 2010. We provide resources, training and advice for CLTs, and work with government, local authorities, lenders and funders to establish the best conditions for CLTs to grow and flourish.

We are a small, dedicated and ambitious team. Our strategy is to scale up the CLT movement and to develop our charity into a strong, viable and resilient social enterprise. We are also part of major partnerships to build up the infrastructure across the country for all forms of community led housing, and to scale up the CLT movement across North-West Europe.

Our successes have had the following impact:

  • A rapid growth in CLTs from 30 in 2010 to over 300 in 2019;
  • One in three local authorities providing some kind of support to CLTs in their area;
  • 935 homes built by CLTs with another 16,600 community led homes in the pipeline.

About the role

Working closely with our small, dynamic and ambitious team, this role will work at a senior level to ensure the National CLT Network is well run, has a positive working culture and appropriate and sustainable resources to meet our strategic aims and thrive as an organisation. 

Working  with the co-chief executives and administrator you will be instrumental in ensuring that the organisation runs smoothly, that we have sustainable finances and that we are fostering staff well being and engagement, all of which will be key to our ongoing development and success. 

Areas of responsibility:

  • To ensure the organisation runs smoothly, that it demonstrates excellence in financial management and that operations are appropriate, effective and financially sustainable.
  • Ensuring staff feel supported and facilitated to complete their roles through effective HR.
  • Leading on effective recruitment of new staff and trustees
  • Assisting the Chief Executive in fulfilling the obligations to the board of trustees.
  • Ensuring that legal and contractual obligations are fulfilled.
  • Coordinating membership activities and services
  • Line Management of the Administrator
  • Participation in senior management team

The challenges and opportunities for this role in the coming year include:

  • Working with our accountant to oversee the external audit of 2019-20
  • Reviewing our trading arrangements, exploring the possibility of setting up a trading arm
  • Working with the co-chief-executives to develop income-generating member services
  • Inputting and supporting the trustees with a governance review
  • Researching and implementing gift aid to boost individual donations
  • Benchmarking and producing a method of reviewing staff engagement and wellbeing

A full job description is included in the job pack.

About you

In order to achieve the National CLT Network’s vision and goals the Network needs a senior manager who will bring finance and organisational skills. We are looking for a steady pair of hands to continue the work of our current manager. 

We are looking for an experienced finance manager with senior experience and good working knowledge of the charity finance. As you will be running human resources, recruitment and coordinating our membership services we’d like to see experience in a similar role in a small charity, social enterprise or membership organisation.

You will have strong leadership and management skills with experience of motivating others; the ability to think clearly and strategically with strong analytical skills and a high attention to detail. You will possess sound judgment and integrity. You will also feel strongly about the importance of community development, social justice and the difference that CLTs can make. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organisation. Whatever your motivations the National CLT Network would like to hear from you. Particularly if you enjoy a variety of tasks and challenges and have a passion for getting things done! 

Details

The role is for a fixed term 14 month post desired start date being 1st April to cover our existing manager’s maternity leave. The role is part time: 4 days/28 hours a week, the working pattern is negotiable (the current post holder works 9am - 5pm, Monday to Thursday with a one hour lunch break).

The salary is £30,980 - £35,640 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience (£38,725 - £44,550 FTE)

Benefits include 30 days annual leave + bank holidays, a generous employer match scheme for pension contributions, healthcare and a personal training budget. Full terms and conditions available in the job pack.

How to Apply

Please download the application form and candidate job pack which contains a full outline of the role and full instructions on how to apply. Both available below.

Deadline for applications 10am Monday 3rd February 2020 10am.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss the role further by emailing  info@communitylandtrusts.org.uk

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