Director of Finance and Resources

Stanmore, London
£100,000 per annum

Norwood supports thousands of vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities in London and the South-East. We are dedicated to enabling them to live fulfilling and active lives, taking their rightful place as valued members of society. We help people take control of their lives to live as they choose, no matter what their challenges or disability. Our services are delivered to the Jewish community by a workforce made up of around 700 staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Beyond this vital frontline work, Norwood also advocates and campaigns on behalf of the incredible people we support. We do this because we believe that, regardless of the challenges they face, everyone has the right to have their experiences valued and their opinions heard.


We are now seeking an exceptional Director of Finance and Resources to join our senior leadership team providing vision, leadership and direction to ensure Norwood achieves its strategic priorities. This is a time of change and opportunity for us, which you will support by ensuring we are financially sustainable, efficient and an even more impactful organisation.

Jewish communal values are at the heart of Norwood’s services and Norwood is well-regarded and supported by the community. Our homes and organisation as a whole have a rich Jewish ethos running through them, and the people we support, who are predominantly although not uniformly Jewish, are supported to embrace their Jewish culture and values
in a way that is meaningful to them and are empowered to be as independent as possible. You need not be Jewish to join our team. Each new member of the team receives Jewish cultural training as part of their wider induction to support them to integrate into the organisation’s culture and embrace our values.

You will be a proven strategic leader comfortable operating with both senior leadership and the Board in a complex organisation. With excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to lead a diverse team, you will be instrumental in developing our firm foundations by enhancing our financial resilience and strengthening our IT, digital and property capabilities. Importantly, you will be someone who cares deeply about our work, and our values.

You will work closely with the Chief Executive, senior leadership colleagues and the Board of Trustees to determine the forward-thinking direction of the charity, as well as contributing to the development of corporate strategy and policy.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.