Job Vacancy - Director of Finance and Corporate Services

20th October 2020 12:00

20th October 2020


At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

We are currently seeking a Director of Finance and Corporate Services to join our Senior Leadership Team on a permanent basis. The post-holder will maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial and corporate affairs, ensuring its financial viability and to ensure proper fiscal management. Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Executive team the post-holder will participate as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and actively contribute to the organisation’s strategic planning, implementation, and delivery.

Essential Candidate Criteria

  • Membership of one of the major professional accountancy bodies or equivalent.
  • Proven track record in financial management at a senior level.
  • Experience of accounting for a charity (of medium size) or similar organisation including knowledge of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice, HMRC regulations and VAT as applied to charities.
  • Experience of providing finance and corporate services to a medium sized organisation.
  • Understanding of financial impact of decisions and proposals.
  • Ability to interpret and challenge information and projections.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and build a positive team spirit and inspire, motivate and support colleagues.
  • Ability to analyse complex and diverse information and from that make clear and effective presentations and financial reports to the Board, senior managers and external funders.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills ensuing an ability to work and communicate with members of staff at all levels and across all disciplines (ensuing clear and concise communication of financial information to non-financial personnel) to achieve outcomes.

Closing Date: 9 November 2020 at 5pm
Interview Dates: 24 and 25 November 2020 via virtual meeting

If you are interested in this role and have the relevant skills and experience, please send a cover letter and CV to

If you would like an informal discussion or a copy of the full job description, please contact
Kerry Munro, HR Manager via

Beatson Cancer Charity is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to employing a wide range of employees who are reflective of the diverse community that we support.