Director of Finance and Operations, Glasgow

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Mary’s Meals global movement – a fast-growing charity, currently providing more than one million children in some of the world’s poorest communities with a nutritious daily meal in their place of education.

Mary’s Meals UK is creating a brand new leadership team to guide our organisation in raising awareness and funds through activity in the UK. Joining our Executive Director, we are looking to welcome a Director of Finance & Operations and a Director of Communications & Fundraising to become part of the growing Mary’s Meals global movement. This is an exciting time in the development of MMUK and a unique opportunity to become the first Director of Finance & Operations, and to truly make your mark on the organisation and the strategy

As a key member of the newly created Mary’s Meals UK leadership team, you will be a skilled leader, experienced in the key areas of finance such as budgets and forecasting whilst also ensuring that the organisation’s financial policy frameworks guide the decision making; and of course your knowledge of governance goes without saying.  In addition to your financial knowledge and acumen, you should also have some experience of leading operational teams and HR.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our leadership team who will be a strategic business partner and as an integral part of the leadership team, will contribute to organisational growth

You will also contribute to the development of the organisation’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, you will lead on the development and implementation of more sophisticated policies and procedures in the finance, HR, IT and general operational realms. 

You will lead in continuing to build the organisation’s capacity to manage its finances as it grows, to bring a strategic, high-level perspective to the organisation’s finance and accounting needs and support the Executive Director to make decisions through a financial lens.

It is essential that you are a qualified accountant, with a significant post qualification experience working at a senior management level, is self-motivated and able to work independently, with excellent communication, organisation, prioritisation and time management skills.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has significant leadership experience but who can operate at all levels to get the job done.  

If you would like to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across the world, we’d love to hear from you.   By contributing to the work of Mary’s Meals, you will become part of a worldwide movement of people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty should endure a day without a meal.

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