Head of Resources and Development

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Where the role fits in our organisation

Resources and Development
Our Resources and Development Group are responsible for many of our organisational services and policies, including finance, income, governance, legal, people and performance. The team includes Lead Officers, Development Officers, Support Officers, Coordinators and professional advisors working together to build a high performing, effective organisation and a great place to work.

Where you’ll work

Flexible between home and our offices in Dumfries and/or Stranraer.

Contract type and hours

Permanent, 30 hours.

Full-time equivalent salary (FTE is 35 hours)

£35,500 to £37,000.

What You'll Do

We are looking for a leader who is passionate about organisation effectiveness and development. The successful candidate is likely to have sound experience of finance planning, management and policy and may also have had experience in other relevant areas of business development, governance or people practice. Ideally the post holder will have worked in, or have an understanding of, the third sector, although development support will be available.

  • Develop and manage the organisations financial management policies to ensure clear application and governance of financial planning, reporting, processing, purchasing and delegations.
  • Provide leadership for income development, building capacity to deliver our operational and development priorities.
  • Oversee contract management for facilities and other services and build positive relationships with professional advisors on accounting, audit and Human Resources.
  • Support the Chief Executive in ensuring organisation effectiveness, development and performance in line with our Prospectus and long-term ambitions
  • Provide wider organisational leadership as a member of the Senior Leadership Group.
  • Oversee support for good governance.

More about you

  • You will be able to demonstrate work experience in effective financial planning, management and reporting.
  • You will be able to show an understanding of organisational performance and development practice.
  • You will have had experience of effectively leading others to deliver projects/programmes of work.
  • You will be able to show examples of effective application of key skills, including organisation and planning, problem solving, building presentations, writing reports.
  • You will have had experience of building effective professional relationships inside and outside of your organisation.
  • You will be able to demonstrate strong and compassionate leadership of others.
  • You will be able to show your commitment improvement and demonstrating impact.

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