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Finance & Planning Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: £34,688 to £36,729 per annum
Location: Burghfield Common - Central Office
Region: South East
Job Type: Specialist Professional
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 12/01/2020
Date Posted: 11/17/2020
Reference: 0000037718


Job Title: Finance & Planning Manager
Location: Central Office, Reading, RG7 3YG
Salary: £34,688 to £36,729 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 support to the business to deliver the objectives of the Five Year Plan, with a focus on delivery of service targets, productivity, efficiency and innovation.  This role needs to understand the drivers of performance, be knowledgeable on historic performance versus targets, and work with management to improve performance cost effectively into the future.

Who we’re looking for
You will be ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified and be able to confidently deal with complex financial and technical disclosure standards. Alongside this you will have:

  • Exposure to a planning environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the impact of change.
  • Evidenced experience of influencing the business to make commercially sound decisions 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial and organisational/business context
  • Demonstrated the ability to build and establish a credible business partnership with all areas of the organisation.

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.


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