Director of Finance & Operations


The New Economics Foundation (NEF) aims to be the most exciting, progressive think-and-action tank in the United Kingdom. The current economic and political context has opened up a genuine debate about whether our economy works for the majority of people and how we change it, creating an exciting opportunity for us to lead the debate and develop real solutions that drive change at both the national level and in our communities. We are now looking for a new Director of Finance and Operations to join our leadership team at this incredibly important time.

The Director of Finance and Operations will lead a small and highly skilled team charged with maximizing the resources of the charity and leading on the delivery of robust and stretching business plans. The role is a broad and multi-faceted one – no two days are likely to be the same – but crucial aspects of it will include: leading the business planning processes, driving performance, management of all financial questions, proactive planning of all our resources, and managing the office environment, while working closely with the Board, Chief Executive and leadership team to shape the strategic direction of the organisation.

The successful candidate will bring a proven track record of operating in a senior management position, ideally reporting at Board level. You will have strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to work effectively with others to deliver results. You will be able to demonstrate excellent line and stakeholder management skills, and the ability both to drive performance and influence change. Significant experience of managing projects and resources effectively and high level technical financial skills are essential.

For further details, please visit our microsite.

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisors, Green Park on or 020 3145 3430, and ask for Kai Adams or Jon Morrison.

Closing date: Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at noon.

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We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore The New Economics Foundation supports flexible working. We are also open to suggestions of Job Shares.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.