The Poppy Factory

Finance Director - London

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Active since 13-06-2018 Job category Charity / Fundraising
Location London Level Senior Management
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 9 - 5 Salary Competitive salary with excelle...

The Poppy Factory’s vision is that all disabled ex-Servicemen and women should have the opportunity and necessary support to enable them to take up paid employment. Demand for our services is growing and to meet this increase we are working through an ambitious programme of change and restructuring. We are now seeking to recruit a new Finance Director who will play a critical role in helping the organisation move forward.

As a member of the senior management team you will provide appropriate information and advice to the Board of Trustees. You will ensure that strong financial governance and leadership is applied across all activities. This will include directing and overseeing all financial matters including the preparation of current financial reports, budgets and forecasts and implementing robust financial plans and strategies to maximise opportunities and minimise risk. You will also take responsibility for IT strategy and provision.

To be successful you will be a fully qualified accountant and have extensive previous experience of working in a leadership role and working with a broad range of stakeholders. You will also possess a wealth of experience overseeing Finance and IT functions and have a proven record of providing effective management, support and guidance.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive on 020 8939 1827



The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer. We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Funding available for training and development as appropriate.

How to apply

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the application pack.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive.

This post is anticipated to close on midnight on 1 July 2018. Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place mid-July 2018.

No agencies please

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion. Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are a family friendly employer.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your application whether you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Charity / Fundraising
Industry / Industries Government / Non-profit
Region London
Keywords Finance, Director, Management, SMT

Contact information

Name Charlotte Dymock