Head of Finance & Planning

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£44,428 - £48,603 per annum depending on experience
28 Nov 2017
28 Dec 2017
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Head of Finance & Planning

Starting salary £44,428 - £48,603 per annum depending on experience


JNCC is an impartial scientific authority on UK and international nature conservation. We are looking for a full time Head of Finance & Planning based in Peterborough. This is a permanent appointment.

This post currently acts as the senior financial advisor within JNCC and heads up the Finance and Planning Team which comprises eight other staff. The team is responsible for a range of services including planning, budgeting, reporting and accounting; financial analysis, advice and training; procurement; payments and receipts; financial systems management; and managing the relationship with external audit.

Most JNCC funding is provided by way of grant-in-aid from Defra and the devolved administrations. We are successfully growing other income to maintain a sustainable financial footing in line with our new strategy, and activities carried out by the team are in the process of development to ensure they align with our changing funding model.

The position requires a fully qualified accountant with a commitment to supporting the team and the organisation through a period of change. 

For more information about the skills/competencies required for this post, visit our website www.jncc.defra.gov.uk/jobs where you can download the details and the relevant application form and find out more about our work and our generous benefit package which in many cases exceeds the statutory minimum. Alternatively, contact us via recruitment@jncc.gov.uk and we will email the relevant documentation to you.

The closing date is 09:00 on Monday 18 December 2017, interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 10 January 2018.