Director of Finance and Resources

Hybrid working
Circa £75,000 per annum

At POhWER, we help people who are most vulnerable due to disability, illness, social exclusion, abuse, discrimination, and numerous other challenges, to express their views, uphold their human rights or to get the support they need. Established in 1996, POhWER is a £17m organisation and the largest independent advocacy charity in the UK. Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives. We do this by speaking for them when they can’t and supporting them to speak for themselves when they can. We offer free, independent, and confidential services to support people facing difficult issues and want to make their voices heard. Since our conception, almost 30 years ago, we have worked to uphold and protect human rights and entitlements in public services across the UK. Last year we supported half a million people who have benefitted from our services. As an organisation we are growing, with 430 employees, 100 volunteers and an expanding portfolio of services.


The Director of Finance and Resources will lead on all aspects of Finance and Governance Directorate within the Charity.

You will also lead on the development and delivery of technology support. The Director of Finance and Resources is a pivotal position which reports directly into the Chief Executive and is part of the leadership team. You will be responsible for developing financial strategy, leadership, and direction to the charity including support to the Chief Executive, Executive Team, and the Board of Trustees.

The Director of Finance and Resources will be commercially astute, technically qualified, and will be an insightful and independent leader, ambitious for the organisation and the people we serve.

You will have strong analytical, communication, decision-making and influencing skills.

You will be accountable for ensuring that our Finance & Governance operations, programmes, and initiatives are effective, efficient, and aligned to overall business objectives. You will enjoy working from concept to full implementation and be comfortable working collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and trustees to effect inspiring change.

You should be able to draw upon experience of implementing Finance, Governance and technology solutions that support business growth, improve financial stability, enhance regulatory and legal compliance, strengthen our financial position, manage risks and issues, and independently scrutinise resources to manage the day-to-day operations and aspirations for future growth.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.