If you like the sound of an inspiring and supportive environment, where your work helps charities of all kinds to do more, we might have just the job. Five of them in fact, with a unique and forward-thinking organisation.
A great place to work
Good news may have seemed rather scarce in recent years, but for staff in the charity sector there’s been at least one welcome development: employers’ growing understanding of the connection between the workplace (both its culture and the physical environment) and what they can achieve.
More and more organisations now recognise that investing in their people, not least by creating somewhere they actually want to work, isn’t just a ‘nice-to-have’ in the unlikely event of spare budget, but something that delivers real bottom-line benefits, keeping valuable skills and expertise on board, attracting new talent, and making them better equipped to pursue their mission.
But while it’s easy enough to make the right noises, making it happen can be rather more challenging, so it’s always refreshing to find an organisation like the Charity Finance Group (CFG) who’ve ‘totally nailed it’, as we’d say if this were a talent show and they’d just murdered a Nina Simone classic at us.
Aims and opportunities
A charity in their own right, CFG champion best practice in the sector’s financial management, nurturing leadership and influencing policy makers, with a mission to put finance at the heart of social organisations.
They’re passionate about helping charities make their money work harder, to deliver maximum possible benefit for their beneficiaries. It’s a clear mission that’s easy to get on board with, so we’re delighted to bring you five outstanding opportunities to do exactly that.
They include a Conference Events Producer, Events Manager, Events Assistant and EA to the CEO (all permanent positions) as well as an Interim Financial Controller for a six-month contract, all working from their Islington office just moments from the Northern Line at Angel.
The unique CFG culture
Full disclosure: as specialists in charity finance recruitment (find the latest finance jobs here) naturally we work with CFG on a regular basis, exhibiting at their hugely-popular annual conference, regularly advertising and occasionally contributing to the group’s monthly Finance Focus magazine.
So while we can’t claim complete impartiality, we can offer years of experience working directly with the team in various capacities, all of which confirms the impression we came away with from our latest visit: this is somewhere people genuinely enjoy working, with a friendly team who like and support each other, and who feel valued and supported by the leadership too.
Pleasingly, that’s because they are, as CEO Caron Bradshaw explains: ‘We spend so much time at work it should be as fulfilling and enriching as possible – and I just don’t think that is possible if individuals are not encouraged to be themselves and play to their strengths.’
We’re ticking ‘strongly agree’ for that one, and from experience we know these aren’t just warm words and intentions, but how the organisation really works.
Meanwhile forget any preconceptions you might have about a charity finance outfit being stuffy or austere: CFG is anything but, with a vibrant and enthusiastic team, strongly committed to their vision of helping charities achieve more, and strongly committed to their people, as Caron continues: ‘It’s about valuing your colleagues and bringing the best out of them. It’s about helping them unlock something inside them that maybe they didn’t know was there. It’s about passion, love, purpose and vision but also humility, humour and fun.’
Join the family
If that sounds like the kind of ethos you’d love to find in your workplace, we thoroughly recommend learning more about these roles and the organisation – which you can do by visiting our dedicated CFG site with many more details of the positions, benefits, values, aims and organisational culture.