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Director of Corporate Services

Woodrow Mercer
West Midlands Region
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

Job Details

Director of Corporate Services. Hybrid working (based in Sutton Coldfield). £80,000-£90,000 P/A.

Woodrow Mercer Healthcare are currently looking for a Director of Corporate Services to support a public benefit entity on a permanent basis. The right candidate will be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) and have recent experience of leading Finance and IT functions.

Duties include:

  • Working effectively with the CEO, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the Auriga Board to contribute to organisation wide strategy, policy and leadership and deliver key objectives.
  • Advising the CEO and Board on the formation, development and application of policy and strategic decisions relating to Finance and IT
  • Leading, motivating and developing the Head of IT and Head of Finance to ensure they achieve team and organisational objectives whilst role modelling the company's values
  • Leading the development and implementation of the IT transformation strategy
  • Providing leadership on approach to business continuity, financial management, accounting, procurement and IT to ensure compliance with best practice and that policies and procedures are effectively implemented
  • Overseeing the management of the organisation’s digital and financial resources to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and quality of service
  • Developing and embedding a culture of customer focus and performance management to ensure high quality and continuous improvement in the delivery of finance and IT services
  • Leading the development and delivery of effective strategic and operational forecasting, planning, monitoring and reporting to support Senior Leadership Team and Board decision-making
  • Providing the CEO, Board and other members of the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams with robust analyses of the financial position of the company and its trust funds
  • Ensuring the provision to the ELT, SLT, Board and budget holders of relevant and timely financial information to support delivery of core objective
  • Providing expert and professional guidance on all financial related issues by maintaining an up-to-date understanding of charity law and charity commission guidelines
  • Co-ordinating the provision, review and implementation of all policies relating to financial management to ensure legal and regulatory compliance
  • Working with and developing the use of financial accounting software and other software as required to meet the operational and strategic development needs of the business
  • Working closely with the Director of People with regards to payroll, pay and reward reviews and facilities management.
  • Leading on the tender of internal and external audit services
    Ensuring the smooth operation and security of all ICT systems including liaison with external contractors
  • Overseeing the relationship with the outsourced IT support provider, ensuring optimal support to staff, and monitoring performance against contract
  • Ensuring that adequate disaster recovery plans and business continuity plans are in place to ensure the organisation can continue to function effectively
  • Ensuring that the organisation identifies and mitigates against cyber risk
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and statutory requirements, in relation to, corporate governance, data protection and information security
  • Work with and attend and present at meetings internally and externally with Trustee Boards

Key skills and attributes: 

  • Fully Qualified Accountant ACA, CIMA or ACCA
  •  Experience of managing multiple income streams and restricted funds
  • Demonstrable progressive and relevant experience of successfully overseeing IT transformation projects
  • Recent experience of leading Finance and IT functions including developing team to deliver high performance and exceptional customer service
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels, including the Executive Leadership Team, Senior Leadership team, Board members and customers
  • Ability to use customer and 360 feedback to provide responsive and customer focussed services across all areas of responsibility
  •  Evidence of developing, implementing and monitoring standards of performance against operational targets
  • An ability to think strategically and translate strategies into achievable goals
  • Ability to think creatively and generate innovative solutions to changing priorities
  • Sound judgement and decision making skills
  • A successful track record of influencing, giving professional advice to and building effective and productive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to follow the policies, procedures and philosophical principles of public benefit organisation and a strong commitment to empowerment, support and development of the organisation.
  • Experience of social impact investment is desirable


Woodrow Mercer Healthcare have made thousands of placements of skilled, dedicated and expert interim consultants into the NHS.

What makes us different is our commitment to transparent commercials, long term relationships and being the most knowledgeable recruitment team in the market.

Our Healthcare Recruitment Consultants are unmatched in our experience and track record in this market. 

Company info
0121 720 3955
55 Colmore Row
United Kingdom
B3 2AA

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