Director of Finance and Information Technology

London, EC3
£51,415 to £58,217 plus Pension
07 Nov 2012
23 Nov 2012
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The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992 and works with communities, businesses and individuals to tackle global poverty and injustice through transforming trading structures and practices. We’re the UK’s leading voice on Fairtrade issues, an independent non-profit organisation that uses the FAIRTRADE Mark to promote sustainable development and bring about change.

The Foundation has experienced rapid growth that has seen our total income increase to almost £11m, of which license fees make up over £8m. As we move to our new three year strategic period, our plans will see us make an even greater impact for producers through ambitious growth in product sales. This will require us to collaborate with our partners, on a global scale, to an even greater extent and to ensure that our Financial and Information Technology strategies are ever more closely aligned to the ambitions of our organisation.

It’s an ideal time for a new Director of Finance and Information Technology to join our team! Reporting to our Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Finance and Information Technology teams, ensuring appropriate strategies that support our organisational growth are developed and successfully delivered. You will also be responsible for championing Finance across the Foundation and will be expected to shape and develop the Foundation’s Financial Strategy, providing strong financial stewardship and enabling us to take advantage of the opportunities that come our way.

Ideally you will be an outcome driven, professionally qualified Accountant, or possess equivalent experience, who is used to getting buy-in and who is comfortable taking a business partnering approach to working with senior managers and staff teams across an organisation. You will thrive in environments that are collegiate, fast-paced and ambitious. You will also bring with you a solid track record of leadership in Finance with exposure to the Information Technology function.

A current Director of Finance or perhaps an ambitious Head of Finance who is ready to make the step up, you will be passionately committed to the Foundation’s work, and our vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity of a decent, dignified livelihood.

Please click on "apply now" below to discover more about the role, or call our retained consultant, Darren Meeks at Prospectus on 020 7691 1920 for an informal and confidential discussion.

Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd November 2012.

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