Head of Finance

NSDAS (North Surrey Domestic Abuse Services) is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the North Surrey area.  NSDAS is a close team of diverse women, united by ultimate goal of eradicating domestic abuse in all its forms and advocating on behalf of survivors and their children.

You will provide strategic financial advice to the Chief Executive Officer and a high level of financial support to frontline staff, external funders and stakeholders.  You will manage a member of staff for the day-to-day running of the accounting systems and will require both a hands-on approach together with the ability to drive the charity’s financial direction.

Role Details

POST TITLE Head of Finance
SALARY AND HOURS Up to FTE £45,000

15-22 hours a week

DURATION Permanent part-time role
REPORTS TO Chief Executive Officer
LOCATION Hybrid: Work from home / Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
HOLIDAY & PENSION Defined contribution pension scheme

Please note: This post is restricted to female applicants in

accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

 SUMMARY

NSDAS (North Surrey Domestic Abuse Services) is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the North Surrey area.  NSDAS is a close team of diverse women, united by ultimate goal of eradicating domestic abuse in all its forms and advocating on behalf of survivors and their children.

You will provide strategic financial advice to the Chief Executive Officer and a high level of financial support to frontline staff, external funders and stakeholders.  You will manage a member of staff for the day-to-day running of the accounting systems and will require both a hands-on approach together with the ability to drive the charity’s financial direction.

KEY DELIVERABLES

To manage and control the finances of this charity (with annual income of @£700,000 per annum) and to support the Chief Executive Officer with all financial decision making:

 Financial Accounting

  1. preparation of statutory financial statements, the Annual Report and the Impact Report each year including all liaison with external auditors
  2. managing the payroll processing for the team and liaising with our third party payroll provider each month
  3. managing the annual renewal of the charity’s insurance policies
  4. controlling expenditure and ensuring value for money
  5. managing bank accounts and maintaining financial controls

 Management Accounting

  1. Collating and consolidating statistical and financial reports from three partner charities with our own within Excel to prepare funding reports to external stakeholders
  2. Preparing quarterly management accounts and reports to trustees
  3. Monitoring and reporting on the use of restricted grant income
  4. Preparing cash flow forecasts and prudent management of cash flow
  5. Preparing ad hoc financial information and analysis for senior management as required

 Financial Strategic Management

  1. Developing the financial strategic direction of the charity to maintain its financial resilience
  2. Advising on all financial matters

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 Essential

Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or qualified by experience with demonstrable experience of managing the finances of a similar sized organisation

  • Previous experience of lead financial responsibility
  • Experience in the preparation of financial statements and managing the year end audit process
  • Skilled in preparing management accounts, budgets and forecasts
  • Ability to control and monitor cash flows
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly Excel and Word.  The ability to consolidate financial and statistical information with Excel to regularly report to external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience of balancing detailed numerical, hands-on finance responsibilities with higher level strategic financial input to CEO and Board
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build successful working relationships with non-finance staff, funders and stakeholders
  • Familiarity with online cloud accounting software such as QuickBooks or Xero, and expense processing tools such as Dext or AutoEntry.
  • Team player able to support Trustee Treasurer and CEO whilst managing a bookkeeping staff member and helping to develop their career too.

Desirable

  • Charity accounting experience, and understanding of restricted and unrestricted funding, is highly desirable
  • Treasury experience is also desirable
  • Experience of the preparation of grant applications is desirable

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Highly organised and able to manage own workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Confident and proactive approach
  • Conscientious and committed to performing the role at the highest level
  • Flexibility and commitment to adapt to support the changing needs of NSDAS
  • Will work at all times in line with NSDAS policies and working practices
  • Awareness and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity practices and policies and empathy to treat colleagues and clients fairly and with respect
  • Ability to work with kindness, honesty and integrity at all time in line with the charity’s ethos
  • Respectful and able to ensure confidentiality with sensitive information

Please note: This post is restricted to female applicants in

accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

 Registered Charity No: 1203855

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position please email a covering letter and your CV to ceo@nsdas.org.uk

Closing date: 30th June 2024

Service Manager

We are looking to recruit a Service Manager, to take responsibility for the daily running of the Adult and Children’s Outreach Services and ensure that they function within the aims, principles and objectives of NSDAS. The post holder is accountable and will be supervised by the Chief Executive and work in partnership with the other Service Manager.

Role : Service Manager

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Between £31,000 – £36,000 per annum for 35-hour week (dependent upon experience)

Duration: 12-month fixed term post, with the possibility of becoming a permanent position after that term

Location: Walton on Thames

Person Specification :

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

  • To be able to work with integrity, honesty, kindness and compassion.
  • A good standard of general education
  • To have held a position of responsibility, including the management of personnel, projects, performance and budgets
  • To hold knowledge of working with survivors of domestic abuse, or other disadvantaged or marginalised groups.
  • An understanding of the importance of risk identification, assessment and management within domestic abuse.
  • Highly skilled in making sound judgements in crisis and difficult situations
  • To be able to support staff working within a challenging and complex area of work with an ability to look after yourself and the team reflecting a high level of resilience and self-awareness
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a confidential manner with excellent negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to listen, to communicate and to be non-judgmental.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training and / or presentations
  • To be able to draft concise reports, policies etc and accurately collate information
  • Be able to work effectively and diplomatically with a range of different statutory agencies, voluntary organisations, groups and individuals.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities, anti-racist practice and the philosophy of making services available to all sections of the community.
  • A clean driving license and access to suitable transport
  • To be willing to attend training courses and able to occasionally work flexible hours

DESIRABLE:

  • Knowledge of safeguarding adults and children policy and practice particularly with respect to domestic abuse
  • Some knowledge of welfare rights, housing law or family law
  • An understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the voluntary sector
  • Experience of preparing funding bids and securing and monitoring funds

Please note: This post is restricted to female applicants in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 201.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Service Manager NSDAS Job Pack.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position please email a covering letter and your CV to ceo@nsdas.org.uk

Closing date: 31st May 2024

IDVA/Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

Hours: 36 hours per week

Salary: FTE £26,000 per annum

Duration: One year contract (possibility of extension)

Location: Walton on Thames

North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service is a registered charity working to enable people living with the impact of domestic abuse to make choices about their future and to rebuild safe and strong lives.

We are looking to recruit a committed IDVA/Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker who can work in a fast-paced environment and able to build strong relationships with a wide range of agencies. You will work as part of a skilled team and must be approachable and highly motivated in supporting and advocating for service users.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of supporting vulnerable people in a confidential and safeguarding environment and understand domestic abuse.

  • Fantastic opportunities to launch and develop careers in the voluntary sector developing a wealth of useful knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Excellent training opportunities.
  • An organisation that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, well-being, creativity, and flexibility.
  • A pension scheme with an employer contribution of 6%

For more information download the job pack

How to apply

Please send CV and covering letter to Sarah Mcleod by email on ceo@nsdas.org.uk

Closing date: 31st May 2024

Domestic Abuse Children's Worker

Role : Domestic Abuse Children’s Worker

Location : Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (On-site)

Hours : Full-time

Salary : £26,000 per year

Contract : (2 year contract – with possibility of extension)

Job description

Role purpose
To work with children (up to 18 years) who have experienced and/or witnessed domestic abuse and to provide services that will enable them to make sense of their experiences, come to terms with their situation and develop and grow in self-esteem and confidence.

Key areas of responsibility
· To assess children and young people’s needs
· To build relationships that befriend and support them both practically and emotionally and help develop their resilience to face and manage life’s challenges.
· To work with them therapeutically both individually and in groups, either directly or through other appropriately qualified professionals.

What we give our staff
• Fantastic opportunities to launch and develop careers in the voluntary sector developing a wealth of useful knowledge, skills, and experience.
• Excellent training opportunities
• An organisation that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, well-being, creativity, and flexibility.
• A pension scheme with an employer contribution of 6%

For more information – please download the Job Description for Children’s Worker

How to apply

Please send CV and covering letter to Sarah Mcleod by email – ceo@nsdas.org.uk

Closing date: 31st May 2024