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Director of Finance and Operations
Permanent, London-based
Full-time (flexible working will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

We are seeking a proactive and team-oriented Director of Finance and Operations to play a vital part in helping us achieve our aims. Reporting to the Chief Executive, and managing a small in-house team, you will support us to be an effective, sustainable and resilient organisation, through optimising our financial and operational management. This will include responsibility for finance, HR, IT and governance. You will also play a crucial role in strengthening business acumen: embedding a delivery culture supported by effective project management.

EIF is a small charity so you will need to bring a flexible approach, able to switch from being strategic to hands-on when necessary, and highly collaborative in the way you operate. We are looking for an individual with significant experience in a senior financial position, ideally within a charity, with experience of interacting with and presenting to boards. You will have improved and established new systems; driven change to business plans, policies and procedures; and have managed a portfolio of activities beyond finance. It would be helpful, though not essential, if you were a qualified accountant through a CCAB body.

Over the past 12 months we have appointed a new chief executive and we are in the process of reviewing our strategy for the next five years to ensure that the case for early intervention is reiterated and strengthened, and that we move from start-up to a more sustainable organisation. We need to be even more effective in disseminating and driving adoption of evidence to change practice and policy, continuing to develop cross-cutting and multi-agency partnerships to support change. Simultaneously, we need to strengthen our organisational capability and performance.

If you are inspired by the opportunity to contribute to an organisation that works to fundamentally improves children and young people’s life chances then please visit our recruitment website:

Our consultants at Peridot Partners, Emma Harvey (07702 678 653 or and Philippa Fabry (07772 902 071 or, can be contacted for confidential conversations about the role.

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 12 February.

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