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Head of Finance and Company Secretary – The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy, Christchurch

The mission of the FCRT is to further the education and independence of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities through the transference of skills, learnt whilst working with horses, into all aspects of life.

Working as part of our strategic Senior Management team, with overall responsibility to the Director and the Trustees for the finances of and operations of the organisation, you will take care of day-to-day accounting, budgets and preparation of year end accounts. Running the payroll and duties as Company Secretary will also be required. To succeed, you must be professionally qualified with a proven track record in this area of work and of managing, training and developing colleagues. Experience of work with a registered charity, and an interest in the methods of the FCRT, would be desirable.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Annual leave entitlement – starting from 35 days per annum.

Salary range – £42,000 to £48,000 gross per annum.

In addition, the FCRT can offer commitment to your ongoing CPD and training, meals whilst on duty, additional leisure and medical benefits, and the use of company vehicles whilst on business.

If you are a fully qualified accountant with extensive financial, senior management and Company secretary experience, are fully conversant with all accounting procedures and processes, are a proactive self-starter, problem solver and a target-focussed strategist who can think critically and oversee a variety of departments, then please contact the Personnel Department on 01425 673297, or email for further information and an application pack. Find us on the web:

The FCRT is committed to Safeguarding, and to promoting the welfare of children and young adults; we expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20/05/20

Computer-based assessment and 1st interviews: w/c Monday 25/05/20

2nd interviews: w/c Monday 01/06/20