Assistant Director of Finance (P/T)

An exciting role for an ambitious accountant who wants to make a real difference.

Job details


Combination of home and office working, UK - Our office is based in Sheffield.


£55,000 - £65,000 pro rata

Hours of work

20 hours per week



Closing date


About us

Good Things Foundation is the UK’s leading digital and social inclusion charity. Our mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital. Through our Online Centres Network of hyperlocal partners, we are supporting people and communities to overcome some of the most pressing social challenges they are facing through digital.

Since 2010 we’ve helped over 3.5 million people to improve their lives using digital, driving positive outcomes such as employment, reducing loneliness, supporting basic digital skills, and health and wellbeing.

Equity, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Good Things Foundation’s vision for a world where everyone benefits from digital. We believe that digital technology can support equality of opportunity, and ensure everyone can participate fully in today’s society. Working towards this vision is only possible if Good Things Foundation is an organisation that is diverse and inclusive of all people.

Our organisational values underpin our equity, diversity, and inclusion commitments. It is only through promoting inclusion that we can truly embody its values of being people-focused and collaborative. Being creative is a core value for Good Things Foundation and we understand that having a diverse workforce drives innovation and creativity.

As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring that individual contributions are encouraged and valued. We recognise the significant benefits that can be achieved from striving towards a workforce that represents our partners in thousands of communities across the UK and further afield.

About the role

This is an exciting role for an ambitious accountant who wants to make a real difference. You will be taking over the role from one of our founding Directors on her retirement and you will report to the Senior Management Team and Board.

You will take responsibility for all our finance strategies, systems and processes , leading the UK finance team and working closely with our colleagues in Australia. You will also provide expert insight  and support to the organisation on:

  • best practice in charity accounting ensuring we meet meets all our statutory obligations
  • costing and pricing of our projects, services and products
  • budget management
  • financial due diligence, internal audit and anti fraud

But as well as this, you will have to be prepared to roll up your sleeves and pick up the day to day processing of transactions if needed. You will be a member of the dynamic and ambitious leadership team that is ensuring we meet our goals to make good things happen with technology for the most socially excluded people.

Essential experience

As an applicant it is essential that you are able to demonstrate that you possess the following experience, knowledge, skills, education, and qualifications (see job description for full details):

  • Experience of leading a finance team in a small to medium sized organisation or leading a finance function in a larger organisation and experience of all aspects of financial management 
  • Experience of setting up and improving financial management systems, controls and reporting 
  • Experience of pricing and costing in a complex environment
  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking work using your own initiative
  • Experience of contributing to the development of strategy, business plans and organisational development
  • Experience of empowering staff to perform at their best
  • Demonstrable experience of contributing to the wider corporate needs of an organisation beyond your immediate job description

How to apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience to by 9am on 1st November 2021.  Please get in touch of you would like to submit your covering letter in an alternative format such as audio or video.  Please complete our Equality and Diversity form to help us monitor our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

*Information can be made available in other formats (for example, large print), so please contact us if you need to discuss what alternative format would be accessible for you.

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

Here at Good Things Foundation, we work with vulnerable adults and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare at all times, in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply with the policy and procedures. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which for this position, will include:

  • An identity check (photo ID)
  • Receipt of two satisfactory references
  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK
  • A finance check
  • A Satisfactory DBS check