Finance and Corporate Resources Business Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker - England and Wales

Salary: £42,417 - £47,660 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 15 April 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Robert Butler -

Finance and Corporate Resources Business Manager

Reference number:  VAC2110

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.  The Society has ambitious goals to extend the reach of our Dementia services, to create societal change and achieve breakthroughs in research.  Delivering on our strategy requires significant levels of investment and transformation across the Society.  It requires the development of an efficient and sustainable organisation. 

The Finance & Corporate Resources Business Manager will work closely with the Director of Finance & Corporate Resources (F&CR) to ensure the effective contribution of the Directorate in shaping and delivering the Society’s five-year organisational strategy and annual business plan.

This post will support the Director to ensure that all Directorate activities are strategy-enabling, aligned, measurable and evidenced. 

In particular, this post will work with the Director to ensure:

  • the ongoing development of, monitoring and reporting on the Directorate People Plan
  • ensuring that all Directorate projects and activities are prioritised, reported against and delivered in accordance with the resources available through the Directorate’s annual Business Plan
  • ensuring that Directorate budgets are developed, monitored and reported in accordance with Society guidelines
  • ensuring that progress and performance is measured and reported against in line with Society processes
  • ensuring excellent systems and processes are in place across the Directorate to support its work

Dimensions and limits of authority

  • The post holder will work closely with the Director, the F&CR Leadership Team and other senior managers in the development, monitoring and performance reporting for the Directorate business plan
  • The post bolder will lead on specific components pf the Directorate business plans including the Directorate People Plan
  • Working closely with the technology team and senior leaders across the organisation, the post holder will  lead on planning and management of the Technology (Data & IT) Portfolio

About you

Skills, personal attributes and experience

  • Demonstrable experience of collating and analysing individual and team priorities and activities, and formulating a single team/directorate level business/activity plan.
  • Demonstrable analytic skills to develop recommendations for improvement and communicating improvements to stakeholders.  This experience would include gathering, evaluation and analysis skills to use data to determine and shape directorate priorities.
  • Demonstrable experience of taking a lead project management role and working collaboratively across teams and directorates
  • Proven ability to develop portfolios and deliver them against financial and resource constraints
  • Familiarity with one or more project delivery methodologies or frameworks e.g. PRINCE2, Agile, PMI Standards, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).
  • Experience of influencing “upwards” to achieve change
  • Experience of developing policies, procedures and effective systems of work, in order to maximise efficiency and build robust ways of working that enable team members to understand and contribute fully to the team and departmental plans and strategy
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including data protection
  • Outstanding organisational skills with proven ability to recognise priorities and meet deadlines, and to manage a number of concurrent tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office – all main applications

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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