Chief Financial Officer

The Health Foundation
London, Blackfriars
£90,000 - 95,000 per annum

The Health Foundation is an independent charitable foundation committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Through giving grants to those working at the front line, to carrying out research and policy analysis, the Foundation shines a light on how to make successful change happen that is improving health and health care for the UK population. The Health Foundation believes that every person in the UK should have the opportunity for a healthy life and access to the same standard of health care, irrespective of their background. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our national health and care services. It has also further highlighted the impact health inequalities in the UK – as the pandemic has affected some groups of people much more than others.

The Role

The role requires a natural communicator who is instinctively collaborative. You will engage regularly and proactively with directors and senior leaders across the Foundation to identify their needs and ensure they are met. As such, this role will be expected to reach out to colleagues on a regular basis and engage in a continuing dialogue with them to ensure the Finance and Governance team can work constructively and collaboratively with other directorates to support the Foundation’s aims and objectives.

This is a senior role within the Foundation that is highly visible across the organisation and to our Board. We are therefore looking for an individual who is comfortable advising and guiding senior directors and board members, but also won’t shy away from being hands-on when required. With strong commercial awareness, you will also bring a sound understanding of legal and contracts processes. Finally, as an inspiring leader, you will embrace the role of managing a small and diverse team and know what it takes to get the best out of people.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.