This position is now closed for new applications.

This position is closed to applications

 Appointment Brief 


St Christopher’s Fellowship, is a children’s charity that has been providing care and support to young people since 1870.

Passionate in their belief that every child, regardless of their background or their journey through life, should have the opportunity for a brighter future, everything they do contributes to make this a reality.

They are also now one of the leading providers of services for vulnerable children and young people, which extends to include fostering, children’s homes and accommodation and support for those aged 16 and over. Over the years, St Christopher’s has helped thousands of children and young people to thrive, develop, and move towards independence.

Following the recent promotion of the previous post holder into the role of Head of Finance, St Christopher’s seeks another inspirational Finance Manager, to take effective responsibility for the day to day running of the Finance Department.





Full description

The Finance Manager has a relatively broad role which encompasses the management of a small team, the production of the monthly management accounts, support with the annual budgeting process, liaison with budget holders, assisting with the development of finance related systems and deputising for the Head of Finance. You will also ensure that effective financial controls are in place and reviewed regularly, show passion for continuous improvement of the finance function and thereby play a significant part in the future growth and development of the charity.

You will also come to the role with a recognised accounting qualification, experience of management accounting, budgeting and the preparation of statutory accounts, the ability to line manage and be able to support senior management on a range of financial matters.

In return you will be guaranteed an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience with a progressive and forward-thinking organisation, backed by a committed, talented and passionate staff team and board.

Closing date: Monday 29 May
Preliminary interviews: week commencing 5 June
Panel Interviews: week commencing 12 June

If you are interested in and excited by this unique opportunity and would welcome the opportunity to have an informal conversation, please contact our advising consultant, Philip Nelson, on 01865 403298 or via email at

Application Instructions

Oxford HR has been retained as an executive search consultancy to assist St Christopher’s Fellowship in finding suitable candidates for this role.

To apply for this post, please download and read the Appointment Brief, then complete our online application form. Please complete the form in sentence case – there is no need to use block capitals.

You will be asked to submit the following information:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria. (Please look at Help for Candidates for hints on how to write a successful statement).

The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:

Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:

Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form. 

St Christopher's Fellowship

Creating brighter futures

St Christopher’s Fellowship, is a children's charity that has been providing care and support to young people since 1870.