Chief Financial Officer

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“Acting locally, thinking globally, and creating an inspirational neighbourhood powered by social enterprise”

Born out of a campaign, Coin Street Community Builders bought 13 acres of derelict South Bank riverside land in 1984 and has transformed it into a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming place for people to live, work and play. Now, our site is at the heart of a thriving neighbourhood with co-operative homes, parks and gardens, shops and design studios, galleries, restaurants, a family & children’s centre, sports pitches, and a range of community programmes and activities.

We earn income from a wide range of commercial activities including letting property, hiring out spaces, hosting conferences, and fees. We use that income to cross-subsidise housing and community programmes and managing and maintaining our extensive public realm. We are passionate about our wider Waterloo and North Southwark neighbourhood and, at the heart of our vision, are the best start for children & families; homes that support our community; health and wellbeing for everyone; enterprise, creativity & life-long learning; and high quality live, work & play spaces.

Our site has become one of London’s most visited places, and we are surrounded by iconic attractions such as The London Eye, Southbank Centre, National Theatre, Tate Modern and Borough Market. We have ambitious plans for the future and are looking for a special person to help us realise our dreams.

The Role

The Chief Financial Officer is a member of our senior Leadership team which is responsible for devising and delivering Coin Street’s long-term corporate strategy and advising three independent boards on the best ways to work together to achieve their social, commercial, and environmental goals. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Membership of the senior Leadership team
  • Leadership of the Finance, People & Teambuilding, and IT teams
  • Health and Safety
  • Data protection
  • Fiduciary control for all entities
  • Production of broader strategic plans - including the maintenance and review of 5- and 30-year business plans for all entities
  • Commercial and risk analysis, insight, and challenge for all entities 
  • Broader ownership of the corporate functions 

The Candidate

To be considered for the role candidates should:  

  • Be a qualified accountant (ACA ACCA CIMA), together with evidence of continuing professional development
  • Have gained their experience working in either the private sector or not-for-profit sector. Sectors which provide relevance to an operational area of focus for Coin Street will be preferred
  • Have a track record of delivering effective financial strategies, in organisations with significant revenue and capital budgets
  • Have knowledge of accounting issues and company law relevant to charities, housing associations, and commercial entities
  • Have extensive experience of dealing with a range of stakeholders, including regulators, funders, and professional advisors
  • Have evidence of having developed and delivered effective performance measures for service delivery
  • Have experience of managing, motivating and developing a multi-disciplinary workforce and harnessing the talents of employees at all levels.
  • Have highly developed communication, presentation and interpersonal skills 
  • Have proven experience of procurement and the ability to demonstrate high level skills in this field.

Coin Street is committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination for all applicants and employees. Coin Street seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious belief, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability and welcomes applications from all candidates particularly those who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £100,000-£110,000 plus benefits

Closing date: 18 August 2021

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners.

Ashley Crich
Principal, Financial Leadership Practice 
Direct: +44 (0)207 367 9753
Mobile: +44 (0) 798 941 0310

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