Chief Finance & Operating Officer

Parkinson's UK

We’ve come a long way since 1969, when a woman called Mali Jenkins founded the charity in a one-room office in Putney, London. Today, we’re the largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe, driving forward the search for better treatments and a cure, at home and internationally. We are a dynamic network of expert staff, health and social care professionals, volunteers and researchers, all focused on delivering to and learning from our incredible community. Parkinson’s UK is a dynamic and progressive charity seeking to find a cure and improve life for everybody affected by Parkinson’s. Our dedicated and skilled staff, talented and passionate community, and responsible fundraising capability provide us with the foundations to break through the many challenges. We aim to harness the rapid advancements in medical science and technology to improve our services and develop new treatments that slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s and manage its symptoms and side effects.


We’re a growing organisation with complex operations, major parts of which are in a phase of significant transition. To deliver these most effectively, we need to bring our financial management and operations together into one directorate.

By bringing together our operating functions, we will develop a clear vision and infrastructure for our financial and technological advances to underpin and support our growth.

This role will create an opportunity to direct the charity’s strategic business planning and performance by identifying and prioritising key projects and critical business issues, ensuring there is robust challenge and monitoring of our impact.

To hear more about what we are looking for in our new Chief Finance and Operating Officer, please click here.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • your CV or equivalent biographical information
  • a covering letter that sets out your motivation for applying for this appointment, and why you think your knowledge, skills and experience make you suitable
  • please tell us if there are any dates during the selection process (outlined below) when you would not be available to participate.

Closing date
Monday 3 July 2023

Preliminary interviews with Starfish
Wednesday 5 – Tuesday 11 July 2023

First-stage interviews with Parkinson’s UK
Thursday 20 July 2023

Final interviews with Parkinson’s UK
Friday 28 July 2023