Director of Finance

What Works for Early Intervention and Children’s Social Care
Westminster, London
The role is offered for three days per week: salary £85-90k pro rata

Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) and What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) have recently merged, bringing together two What Works centres to create a single organisation covering the full range of support for children and families from preventative approaches through to child protection and children’s social care services. This is an exciting time to be working with the new centre. The new organisation will be a key player as the sector goes through a period of change, supporting reforms and creating an evidence-based and evidence-generating system that works for children and families.


This is an exciting time to be joining the newly merged organisation and as Director of Finance you will be pivotal in supporting the charity in the next stage of its journey.

We’re offering the right person the chance to lead the strategic and operational financial management across the organisation. As a member of the Senior Leadership team, you will support the strategy development, business planning and implementation of organisational change.  You will lead all aspects of the charity’s finances, contracts, and risk management and ensure the charity is fully compliant with legal and regulatory requirements. A key part of the role will be supporting the charity’s ambitions to secure a large endowment and being the central liaison with funders to negotiate grants and contracts for new work

We are seeking a talented senior finance professional to ensure that all our aspirations and priorities are underpinned with financial rigour and strong governance.  You will be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in a similar role in a charitable, social enterprise, or public sector organisation and bring experience of negotiating contracts and grants. The platform is ready for you to utilise the full range of your professional capabilities and to ensure we are positioned for long term sustainable growth and development.

If you want be part of our exciting journey and believe you have the experience, qualities and outlook we need, we very much look forward to hearing from you


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
Friday 30th June 2023

Agreement of final shortlist
By Tuesday 4th July 

Final interviews
Friday 7th and Monday 10th July 2023