Due to the forthcoming retirement of our current Head of Finance, we are looking to appoint a Deputy Head of Finance/Administration for an initial fixed term contract of up to 12 months. This will be to facilitate a handover period with the current, outgoing Head of Finance and, subject to satisfactory performance and suitability, the role could then be made permanent under the title of “Head of Finance”.

About the Charity :

The County Air Ambulance Trust has been providing essential funds that help to save lives for over a quarter of century, registered as a charity in 1996, the Trust was originally set up to provide funding and support for air ambulances based in the Midlands.

From its regional beginnings it has become a National Charity and since 2009, following the launch of the HELP Appeal, the charity has been raising much needed funds to provide life-saving helipads where they are needed most. The process of helipad development is ongoing and we are involved in discussions with Major Trauma Centres and key A&E hospitals, where new helipads or upgrades are needed over the next few years. The HELP Appeal is the only charity in the country funding hospital helipads and air ambulance base helipads. For further details please visit our website: https://helpappeal.org.uk

The Job:

Workplace: The role is based at our Head Office in Walsall, West Midlands with the possibility of working from home 1 day per week.

Hours of work: Full time 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: Negotiable

We have a workplace pension in place, 21 days annual leave and additional holidays based on length of service.


A rare and exciting job opportunity has arisen within the charity for the role of Deputy Head of Finance/Administration on a full-time basis for an initial fixed term contract of up to 12 months, with the possibility of a permanent appointment thereafter to the post of “Head of Finance”. You will be responsible for managing the Charity's finances (income circa £10m) and administration procedures.

The role will briefly include:

Managing a small finance/admin team - being a small team there will be a requirement for a hands on approach.

Be responsible for all aspects of financial accounting.

Provide Monthly Finance Reports

A requirement to attend quarterly Trustee meetings, providing reports and support to the CEO.

Be responsible for Governance reporting and returns.

We are ideally looking for someone with the following skills:

Leadership experience.

Experience in finance and governance within the charity sector.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Be qualified to AAT standard or other appropriate qualification.

Please email your CV and supporting letter to: carol.f@helpappeal.org.uk

Closing Date: 31 May 2023

Please note all applicants must be willing to submit to a DBS check

If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application and recruitment process, please make this known when applying.
Posted: 11/05/2023
Closes: 31 May 2023
The role is based at our Head Office in Walsall, West Midlands with the possibility of working from home 1 day per week
Job type
Full time 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
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