Blesma – The Limbless Veterans is the national charity and membership association for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants. It exists to help its people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
We help all wounded servicemen and women who have lost limbs, the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and well-being support.
Blesma campaigns for our veteran’s rights and looks after individuals and their families by offering a comprehensive grants and welfare system. Rehabilitation, support, counselling and care are the four principle foundations of our organisation. Together, we can help our men, women and their families face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self-belief.
The Head of Finance is a pivotal role within Blesma, leading a team that delivers efficient and effective financial support to the Association as a whole. The main purpose is to hold lead responsibility for the delivery of financial and some governance and administrative support services to the Association and its staff in order that Blesma can deliver its rolling five year strategic plan.
With a turnover of £6.6m in 2016, we needed to raise in excess of £3.5m the following year in order to continue to deliver our activities and adapt to changing needs. As a charity, we are committed to ensuring that every penny we receive is spent wisely and meticulous financial management is essential in pursuit of that objective.
Reporting direct to the Chief Executive, the Head of Finance will play an important part within Blesma as part of the Executive Management Team, based at Elizabeth Frankland Moore House, Chadwell Heath.
They will lead and develop a finance team that delivers efficient and effective financial and some governance and administrative support to the Association and its staff, facilitating the Blesma rolling five year strategic plan, compliant with legislation and regulation in keeping with good governance and transparency.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join an inspiring organisation in an established high performing team where you will have the chance to help shape the charity’s financial administration for the future.
We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. Blesma encourages a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. With an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Closing date for applications is 10am Mon 12 March.