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Finance Manager

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We’re seeking a Finance Manager to manage the charity’s finances ensuring good financial controls are in place and that sound and appropriate practices are maintained.

Salary: £36,000 per annum

Contract: Full time (flexible working considered)

Location: Home working initially, then office-based in Bath

About the role

You will advise the leadership team on all matters relating to the financial performance of the organisation and provide management information for the Heads of Department and Board of Trustees.

You will have:

  • Experience of managing charity finances, and be qualified in any of the following: ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA
  • Experience of sound financial management and budgeting and monitoring performance through financial reports and key performance indicators.
  • Highly effective people management skills – able to manage, develop and motivate staff, both individually and in teams, to achieve a high level of performance
  • A management style which is empowering and supportive

About us

Designability is an independent charity that enables disabled people to live with greater independence. Our expertise is in user-centred design, creating products with and for disabled people to improve and enrich their lives. All of our work is funded by voluntary donations.

We deliver choice by involving disabled people across our organisation and throughout the design process to create innovative product solutions not available elsewhere.

You will be joining a small team which includes mechanical and electronics engineers, workshop technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers, researchers and administrators.

Designability was recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For 2020’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

More information

Closing date: Monday 13 July 2020
First interview date: Friday 24 July 2020
Second interview date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

All interviews are likely to be conducted virtually.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact George Leroy, Head of Operations, Designability on

We kindly request no contact from recruitment agencies. Thank you.