level= is delighted to be supporting UK Deaf Sport in their search for TWO talented Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) for Finance, through a unique recruitment process that manages bias and ensures fairness for all.
UKDS want to recruit two qualified accountants with a demonstrable background in overseeing financial accounts, controls and performance, to advise on the strategic growth of the organisation.
Please note: This is a voluntary role with a time commitment of c.12 days per year which includes Board and relevant Advisory Group meetings, along with related preparation and follow up with the Board and Executive. Board meetings are usually held online or in London. Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses are paid.
As NED for Finance, you will be a vital member of the Board of UK Deaf Sport and the leadership governing the sport. Along with general fiduciary duties of an NED, you will be primarily responsible for providing advice, guidance, and reassurance on all aspects of UKDS’s financial management, reporting, control systems, solvency, and investments.
In the role, you’ll be tasked specifically with the following:
- Oversee, approve, and present budgets, accounts, and financial statements to the Board on an annual basis
- Work with the Board and Executive to present management accounts in a timely and accurate manner at Board meetings
- Oversee and develop policies for financial reserves, cost management and investment policies
- Guide and advise the Board on the financial controls and implications of strategic plans, and oversee the financial risk-management process
- Attend relevant sub-committee meetings where appropriate in line with their terms of reference, reporting back to the Board
In addition, you’ll need the following:
- An accountancy qualification: ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA
- Experience of working with government funded sports
- Proven interpersonal, communication and people skills, an enquiring mind, and a positive attitude
- Understanding how to communicate priority information and make recommendations that can be easily and effectively interpreted and applied
Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022
To apply for this role, you will need to answer work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised, and reviewed by the team. We use these scores to shortlist for interviews.
We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you’ll see how well you performed during the application process. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process.
UKDS encourages applicants who are from underrepresented groups, across protected characteristics, as they value the benefits of a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate. Lived experience of deafness would be highly beneficial. If you require a BSL interpreter, or have other accessibility needs, please advise and we will make the necessary arrangements.