Chief Financial Officer

Shaw Trust
Hybrid (with UK wide travel).
circa £160,000 per annum

Shaw Trust strives to create a future where good employment is accessible to all in society, irrespective of life circumstances. To this end, we focus on using our experience, skills, advocacy and passion to deliver the highest quality services for the people we support and to improve opportunities and access to work now and for the long term. We believe in the right of every person in the United Kingdom to live a decent and dignified life through good employment and our social enterprise seeks to improve life chances for employment for people who face social and economic challenges, or who may also be disabled or have complex needs.


The scale of our business, and complexities of delivering value for money, require a strong and sophisticated finance function to drive our enterprise, lead financial planning, support strategy development and guide the Board on the forward development of the Trust and key risks. Also of critical importance is our approach to management accounts, linking our operational and financial performance and clearly explaining how the organisation is working.

To ensure we can draw on the right strength and calibre of professional advice, we’re seeking a CFO to become the point of authority in relation to all financial matters and to provide support to the Board of Trustees and Executive as required. This is a critical Senior Leadership Team appointment, supporting and working alongside the Chief Executive, and contributing to the overall leadership of the organisation and delivery of the Trust’s Strategy. You will work with a talented and diverse Board to advice and offer assurance across a wide range of matters. 

We are looking for someone who can bring deep corporate experience gained as a very senior finance manager in another complex, largescale delivery environment. You will have natural leadership ability and appreciate the broader context and future for the Trust from a high level, strategic perspective. You will be able to link together the main themes and concepts, across a range of business areas, that come together to shape and enable our future impact. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.