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Finance & Planning Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Location: Burghfield Common - Central Office
Region: South East
Job Type: Specialist Professional
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 01/10/2021
Date Posted: 01/08/2021
Reference: 0000037718


Job Title: Finance & Planning Manager
Location: Central Office, Reading, RG7 3YG
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time 
Hours: 35 hours per week

The role
The Finance & Planning Manager helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by providing financial support to the organisation to deliver the objectives of the Five Year Plan. This role will work directly with the business to develop challenging plans and drive through efficiencies to maximise the reach of Guide Dogs services.

Who we’re looking for
You will be ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified and be able to explain relationships and develop models that demonstrate the link between performance and financial results to support the organisation to implement continuous improvements to enhance service delivery.

Alongside this you will have experience in the following areas:

Developing financial plans with the organisation.
Costing or modelling and solid excel skills.
Supporting the delivery of change within an organisation.
Influencing the business to make commercially sound decisions 
Ability to build and establish robust stakeholder relationships.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

How to apply
Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close adverts early. 

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.


Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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