Head of Finance and Compliance
Our mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. We want to see a country where children's life chances are not determined by social or family circumstance, and we know that social work is at the forefront of the effort to realise this.
The Frontline programme that qualifies social workers comprises an intensive Summer Institute, two years in a local authority frontline social work team, and leadership development throughout. Participants are placed in units of four in local authorities and are led by Consultant Social Workers (CSWs) in child protection teams. The first cohort of over 100 participants started the programme in July 2014 working in Greater London and Greater Manchester. We are now in our fourth year of running the programme, and approximately 300 participants will start this summer, working across London, the South East, North West, North East and the West Midlands.
Our Firstline programme develops the leadership skills of first line social work managers. The first cohort of 40 Firstline Leaders began the programme in autumn 2015, and by 2020 a further six cohorts will have been trained.
The Frontline Fellowship - which includes all individuals that complete extended leadership development programmes with Frontline - is a network that supports the Frontline community to lead change in social work and broader society.
Frontline adopts an entrepreneurial approach, where constructive challenge is positively welcomed and a culture of feedback is actively promoted. Through strong pro-bono partnerships, Frontline is able to access excellent development opportunities for its employees. This includes training, mentoring and coaching from experts from the world of social work, charities, the private sector and beyond.
We are looking for a qualified and experienced finance leader to head up Frontline's finance and compliance function, overseeing a rapidly growing annual budget that is currently c.GBP16M. This is an exciting opportunity with a breadth of responsibility and it will require collaborative working with the senior leadership team and Board of Trustees. You'll play an influential role in ensuring Frontline has an outstanding and proactive finance and compliance function with robust systems and high-performing people.
You will head up the finance and compliance team with a broad remit, covering the areas of finance, legal, risk, governance, and statutory and regulatory compliance (including data protection), and managing the contractual relationship with the Department for Education. The role provides an opportunity to work closely with senior leadership and key stakeholders to set and deliver on strategic goals, and you will be responsible for setting clear direction for the finance and compliance team.
To apply for the role you will need to send by email:
- Application form and equal opportunities monitoring form
- Personal statement in support of your application outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirement of the person specification. Please ensure you address each point on the person specification as detailed in this pack.
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) -(maximum 2 pages)
Please ensure you address the person specification and job description in both the covering letter and your CV. Applications should be received no later than 30 th July 2017. First round interviews will take place the week commencing 31 st July and second round interviews the following week.
If you have any questions or queries about this role or wish to discuss the position then please contact us. Applications should be sent via the button below with the title 'Head of Finance and Compliance, Frontline'.