Senior Finance Business Partner (Fundraising and Marketing)/Senior Finance Business Partner (Operations)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

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

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 19 September 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Rich Griffiths -

Senior Finance Business Partner (Fundraising and Marketing)/Senior Finance Business Partner (Operations)

Reference Number: VAC2412 & VAC2514 

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 roles

We are hiring for two exciting roles at the Alzheimer’s Society in our Finance Business Partnering team. We vacancies for the Senior Finance Business Partner supporting our hugely successful and continually growing Fundraising team and a vacancy to support our fantastic Operations team responsible for the evolution, commercial focus and delivery of our wide range of front-line services delivered to people affected by dementia.

In either role, the post holder will be the finance expert supporting the directorate Leadership Team. Using subject matter expertise and skills, they will provide strategic, financial support to the leadership team and will be on hand to offer constructive challenge, financial analysis to enable decision making, and will help prepare business cases and post-implementation reviews for some of our key investments in new services or activities.

The roles will involve building strong relationships across the directorate in order to become a trusted advisor for the director and their direct reports.  The role will be focused on supporting sustainable growth (to income or services), continuing to give donors confidence in how we spend their money. The role holder will be comfortable generating insight and using data to enable the directorate to maximise the financial benefit of decisions and to maximise the impact of investments.

The roles have a team of up to five direct reports of finance business partners and assistant management accounts.

Additionally, the Society is about to embark on a finance transformation project to replace its ageing accounting system with a modern system which will completely transform how we are able to report and forecast. The role will be able to have significant input into how the Fundraising or Operations team maximise the benefit of this new system to provide them with meaningful business information for decision making.

A full list of responsibilities and requirements of the Senior Finance Business Partner role are included in the attached job description. Upon applying, please state your preference of role should you have one.

About you
We are looking for an ambitious, inquisitive individual who wants a chance to apply their financial skillset to tackling the challenges a successful and growing charity have. We’re committed to ensuring that there is a value-for-money focus to everything the Society does, and we want to continue to grow and to support people affected by dementia, and part of doing so is considering where the decisions of today will leave us tomorrow.

You are a CCAB or equivalent qualified accountant with finance business partnering experience, have experience leading and developing a team and are comfortable co-ordinating and influencing stakeholders across a large team and wider organisation.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to develop effective working relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels and use these relationships to positively and assertively influence and support the delivery of our organisational goals.

The role will suit someone who can take ownership of a directorate’s financial performance and is comfortable working in an environment of change; someone able to remain motivated and manage their time effectively to plan, prioritise and deliver a varied workload with stakeholders operating across a multi-site environment.

You must be curious, detail-oriented, and able to identify solutions to commercial problems and influence stakeholders to ensure changes are implemented and impactful.

You must be confident with Excel, able to deliver modelling and scenario analysis, data summarisations and visualisations.

We will offer you a flexible working environment and ensure a healthy focus on work life balance.

The successful candidate will be required to evidence their professional qualification and demonstrate a fit for the above through a combination of information provided from the application form and interview process

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 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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at

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