Finance Manager

open until filled
Finance, Accounting
University of Bath
Bath, United Kingdom
£36,000 p.a. plus generous pension scheme GBP

Home working initially, then office based in Bath

Full-time (open to flexible working)

Designability is an independent charity that enables disabled people to live with greater independence. Our expertise is in user-centred design, creating products with and for disabled people to improve and enrich their lives. All of our work is funded by voluntary donations.

We’re seeking a Finance Manager to manage the charity’s finances ensuring good financial controls are in place and that sound and appropriate practices are maintained. The post-holder will advise the leadership team on all matters relating to the financial performance of the organisation and provide management information for the Heads of Department and Board of Trustees.

You will have:

  • Experience of managing charity finances, and be qualified in any of the following:
  • Experience of sound financial management and budgeting and monitoring performance through financial reports and key performance indicators.
  • Highly effective people management skills – able to manage, develop and motivate staff, both individually and in teams, to achieve a high level of performance
  • A management style which is empowering and supportive
    The number of disabled people in the UK is growing each year and our products are
    now needed more than ever. We deliver choice by involving disabled people across
    our organisation and throughout the design process to create innovative product solutions not available elsewhere.

You will be joining a small team which includes mechanical and electronics engineers, workshop technicians, product designers, occupational and physiotherapists, fundraisers, researchers and administrators.

Designability was recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For 2020’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

To find out more about Designability visit

The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath Jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath’s human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).

The first interview will be on the 24/07/2020 and a second stage interview will be held on 29/07/2020. Both stages are likely to be done virtually.

For an informal conversation about this role, please email George Leroy, Head of Operations, Designability on

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