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        Part-time Finance and Information Systems Director

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        £95,000 (pro-rata)


        Charities & not-for-profit





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        The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being.

        Join The Nuffield Foundation as Part-time Finance and Information Systems Director

        Our work addresses the inequalities, disadvantage and vulnerabilities people face in Education, Welfare and Justice, and considers the social and ethical implications of science and digital technologies for people and society. We are the founder and co-funder of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory and the Ada Lovelace Institute.

        We are an open, collaborative, and engaged funder that offers more than money. Through connecting the projects we fund, we give voice to an overarching narrative and strengthen their collective impact. Our aim, across all our activities is to improve lives for people, families and communities within a just and inclusive society.

        We are looking for an insightful and strategic Finance and Information Systems Director, with a genuine interest in the substance of the Foundation’s work and its commitment to high quality research that advances social wellbeing. They will be essential to ensuring that our financial and information systems are well managed and can contribute to the strategic development of this unique organisation.

        The Finance and Systems Director is a member of a core team, along with the CEO, the Director of HR and Services and the Director of Strategy and Engagement who together lead the strategic operations and development of the organization as a whole. The Finance and Systems Director will also liaise closely with our Investment Director who is responsible for the effective management of our substantial endowment, and with the Grants and Programme Directors, and Directors of our three in-house funded organisations.

        The Finance and Systems Director will work very closely with the Director of Strategy in identifying the risks to the Foundations, the mitigations and governance processes, and be directly responsible for identifying and managing financial and systems risks as part of the overall risk register.

        The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, with some information systems experience, and will need to demonstrate:

        • Proven experience in a strategic leadership role
        • Experience at Board level and ability to work in collaboration with, and influence senior stakeholders
        • Understanding and experience of strategic risk management, finance audit and internal controls

        This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.  We are seeking a confident, dynamic and engaging individual with excellent communication skills and credibility to operate at the highest levels. If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role we very much look forward to hearing from you.

        Please submit your CV, with a supporting statement describing why you would be the best person to join this team and make the Nuffield Foundation the best it can be.

        Or contact Bryony Thomas at or 07921 334 625 to discuss your suitability.

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        Recruiting for this role:

        Bryony Thomas (nee Feeney)

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