Work for us

Director of Finance and Operations

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our team and help us make a difference in Surrey!

HOURS: Part Time 21-25 hours – flexible working options will be
considered such as condensed working week or flexed
hours contracts.

SALARY: Up to £47,000 per annum pro-rata.

Who we are

The Community Foundation for Surrey brings together local Donors and those acting to provide positive solutions in our communities for local people and disadvantaged individuals. Our Foundation awarded over £4M in grants in 2020-21 to help our community, more than we ever have in our history, but there is still more to be done. Come and join us at this exciting time to help us ensure that everyone in Surrey has hope.

What we are looking for

This role is essential in supporting the strategic direction of the Foundation. We believe in a stronger fairer Surrey enabling everyone to support organisations who are making a positive difference to our communities so that no one is left behind. We play a unique role to bring together those able to give with charities and community organisations in need of support. Good, effective governance and robust financial management are key to the charity achieving its ambitious plans to grow resources, deliver grant-making and ensure sustainability.

The overall purpose of the role is to provide consistent, strategic, financial and operational leadership with the Chief Executive and the board of trustees. This exciting role provides the opportunity for strategic vision and organisation leadership on the macro level, together with a hands-on approach to micro issues.

A pro-active, team player who can contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. You will have meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, and be highly organised and able to prioritise effectively, sometimes working to short deadlines.

As an organisation we are committed to working in ways that celebrate our county’s diversity and to enabling people from all communities to be part of our work.

What’s really important to us 

  • At least 2 years’ experience working at a senior level in charity accounting.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.
  • A beady eye when it comes to details.
  • A positive, ‘can do’ attitude.
  • A professional, friendly approach to all.
  • Ability to assess and interpret complex data and communicate clearly through excellent written and verbal skills with non-finance professional.
  • Fully computer literate including Word, Excel and use of CRM databases (ideally Salesforce) or willing to undertake training.
  • To be able to work as part of a small team including line management (this post has 2 posts reporting into it)

The icing on the cake 

  • Experience of Sage 50.
  • Experience of fund and investment accounting.
  • Experience of working in a grant-making organisation.


  • The post may occasionally necessitate evening and weekend work for which time off in lieu will be


PENSION: The Foundation has an automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme with NEST and will pay, on behalf of the employee, 6% of the basic annual salary (in addition to the basic annual salary).  

HOLIDAYS: 25 days holiday per annum, in addition to public holidays. 

An additional days leave is awarded for every 3 years’ of continuous service up to an agreed maximum of 30 days leave. An additional 2 days leave is also available to undertake voluntary work for a charitable cause, at the discretion of the Chief Executive. 

LOCATION: The Foundation operates a Hybrid working arrangement – the role will be part home-based, part based at the Foundation’s offices in Woking. In addition, travel throughout the county will be required for meetings and events.

TRANSPORT: Car mileage allowance for travel in connection with work.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees.

Working environment

We offer an excellent working environment in a culture that is genuinely supportive, consultative and flexible. We believe in promoting talent from within the organisation and ensure every member of the team has access to training and development opportunities. We strongly believe that the key to our success and our ability to deliver the highest standards of grant-making and donor service is the team of people that we employ. You will be part of a committed team of people who love their jobs and relish the challenges and rewards of supporting our community.

To find out more about this position and how to apply, please download our Director of Finance and Operations information pack


Please send your latest CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role referencing ‘Director of Finance and Operations’ in the subject line to
CLOSING DATE:  Monday 25th July 2022
INTERVIEWS: Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 8th August 2022