We’re looking for a finance professional to take the lead on the day-to-day management of our finances who also has the appetite to work strategically and develop new, more efficient ways of managing our budgets and staffing capacity – which will in turn help CAfS deliver more climate action. It is a role which sits at the heart of CAfS, working across all our teams and closely with the chief executive and board of trustees. It involves delivering both daily financial activities and helping to shape the longer term direction of CAfS.

You will have a track record of developing and implementing financial management, monitoring and reporting systems. You will have an interest and ability in working at a strategic level. Your numeracy skills will be excellent as will your ability to develop collaborative relationships with your colleagues.

The role also leads our tight-knit finance and admin team of four part time employees with one direct report. This team is the backbone of CAfS. The finance manager line manages our office and people support manager, who ensures the day-to-day implementation of various aspects of office administration and HR including recruitment, induction, performance management, data protection and health and safety. The team also includes a dedicated administration and finance officer who delivers day to day support for financial management.

To apply, please email your completed Expression of Interest form and your CV to us by 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Interviews are planned for Wednesday 10 January 2024. 

The important stuff

  • SALARY SCALE: £32,000 – £42,000 (FTE)

  • LOCATION: Flexible working patterns with blended home, site and office (Penrith) work.

  • HOURS: 22.5 – 30 hours per week, with flexibility to be worked over up to five days per week.

  • START DATE AND DURATION: This is a permanent role, with the start date as soon as possible.

You’ll love working at CAfS

Working at CAfS comes with great benefits. You’ll be joining a friendly and supportive organisation, and your wellbeing and work:life balance are hugely important to us. As well as flexibility around your working hours and location, you’ll have 22 days of paid annual leave pro rata, plus bank/public holidays. We pay an employer pension contribution of 6% from day one of employment.

What a job at CAfS offers you…

  • The opportunity to be on the frontline driving action on climate change as part of a respected organisation that is making a difference.

  • Collaboration with dedicated colleagues, communities, local authorities and other organisations who are striving towards the same goal.

  • A dynamic working environment in which we continually innovate to achieve the best outcomes for employees, communities and planet.

  • A consultative working culture where staff are encouraged to contribute to new developments.

Our work culture and benefits…

  • We are a friendly and supportive team of colleagues and board of trustees

  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

  • We will provide the equipment you need to do your job.

  • Employee wellbeing is very important to us. We do what we can to help colleagues achieve a great work/life balance.

  • We have a flexible working policy and we use it. Most staff work part time so we are accustomed to managing different work patterns. Staff can also work at home where possible.

  • We invest in learning and development and encourage people to develop their skills and commit time and resources to development.