Closed: Finance Director

Come work for Southmead Development Trust! We are looking for an individual who is passionate about utilising excellent financial management and financial leadership to enable us to deliver our charitable objectives.

Reporting to the CEO of SDT, you will drive forwards the Trust’s ambitions to grow its impact through continuous improvement of its financial systems and accurate, constructive reporting. You will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a trusted advisor to project leaders as we develop our existing activities and establish new services and mechanisms for increasing our impact. Using a range of methods, this work will include joint ventures, Community Interest Companies and wholly owned trading subsidiaries.

You will be experienced in drafting budgets for business plans and funding applications. You will be confident negotiating and securing different forms of multi million pound repayable finance, contracts and donations. With a keen eye for detail, you will be equally passionate in the management of the many small budgets we hold on behalf of some truly transformational projects and smaller community groups.

Hours: Between 20 – 37 per week to be worked flexibly.
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 FTE (depending on experience).
Contract: Permanent.
Benefits include: Free membership to Greenway Centre gym and fitness classes, 10% discount on food and drink at our onsite café, Life Insurance.

How to apply: Please download the application form and person spec/job description using the links below. Completed applications should be submitted by email to For questions or a chat about the role or a copy of the job description and person specification please contact Alex Kittow on 0117 950 3335 or

Deadline: The deadline for applications is midnight 2nd January 2019.

Interviews: Interviews are likely to take place on the 9th January 2019.


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