Interim Associate Director of Finance

Education and Training Foundation
£75,000-80,000 per annum

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is the workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector. We work in partnership with others to deliver professional learning and development for teachers, trainers and leaders. We balance government priorities with sector needs to achieve our core charitable purpose to improve education and training for learners aged 14 and over.


As the Associate Director of Finance, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Executive Director: Corporate Services in delivering high quality financial management, statutory accounting and financial planning for the charity.

Your special focus will be on delivering the organisation’s strategy of diversified income and you will play an active personal role in developing and scrutinising new business activity in line with this. You will lead the financial submissions for contract bids, manage relations with funders and negotiate financial matters in contracts and contract extensions. You will also assess the viability of new products, pricing and other related work.

You will be a key member of the Leadership Team with complex internal and external relationships comprising line reports, peers, suppliers, and funders. Your remit will include maintaining finance systems and business processes to ensure they are fit for purpose for the transactional and strategic needs of the charity.

The ideal candidate will be qualified with a recognised accounting body, have demonstrable experience of government contract funding, grants and membership income. They will demonstrate sound technical knowledge and have outstanding interpersonal skills.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.