Versus Arthritis

Director of Finance & Corporate Resources

Job Reference ZBHND
Closing Date Wednesday 08 Nov 2023

Ten million people are currently living with arthritis in the UK, many living with daily pain and fatigue.  For some it is a manageable condition but for others it dominates their lives and takes away their ability to live the life they choose.  We think it’s time that changed.  That’s why this year, we launched our ambitious five-year strategy to drive forward towards a future free from arthritis.  Until then, we won’t rest until everyone living with arthritis has the treatments and support, they need to live the life they choose with real hope of a cure in the future.  To achieve our ambitions, we fund worldclass research, deliver high quality services and campaign on the issues that matter most to people with arthritis.

To ensure we are impact focused and driving forward towards the future people with arthritis want and need, we are ensuring our organisation is strategically focused, sustainable and a brilliant place to work and volunteer.  This does mean that we are undergoing a dynamic period of significant positive change and transformation, which makes for an exciting time to join us in a vital senior leadership position as Director of Finance & Corporate Resources.

As a key member of our senior leadership team, you will perform an essential role in leading our work to improve the financial resilience of the charity, to ensure the charity has firm foundations for the future. You will provide strategic oversight of our considerable assets, including our reserves, and evolve and deliver our ten-year financial strategy, as part of our broader organisational transformation programme. You will have a broad role across governance; procurement; facilities; portfolio and project management; data and digital. Areas of priority will include strengthening our data and digital systems and leading our work to mature our impact and performance measurement.

We are looking for qualified accountants with strong finance skills and experience of leading a finance function of relative scale. Ideally, candidates will have had accountability for broader corporate resources and have managed finance transformation. Given the transformation agenda, we are looking for a strategic leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and a transparent, accountable and compassionate style. You will have experience of inspiring integrated, multidisciplinary teams to succeed. We are open to individuals from a range of sectoral backgrounds, providing that candidates bring a strong commitment to our work and outcomes for our beneficiaries; our values; and our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) principles.

Versus Arthritis is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce and we encourage applications from people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Versus Arthritis on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference ZBHND. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 8th November 2023.

To achieve our ambitions, we fund worldclass research, deliver high quality services and campaign on the issues that matter most to people with arthritis.