Action Against Hunger

Head of Finance - UK

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £58,494 – £63,149 per annum

2–3 days/week at home

9-day fortnight

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

We want a world where no one dies from hunger. Life-threatening hunger is predictable, preventable and treatable. Join Action Against Hunger and together we will stop it in its tracks.

Action Against Hunger is an optimistic, inspiring place to work. We want passionate and dedicated people to help build a better world. We’re a creative team made up of people with a wide range of talents, styles and expertise. But we are united in our relentless dedication to end world hunger.  No challenge is too big. With you we can do it.  Join us.  

We are looking for an experienced Head of Finance to join our Finance Team. In this key role you will deliver a first-class finance function to the charity including business partnering, budgeting, and forecasting, management accounting, annual statutory reporting and supporting the development and implementation of financial strategy, change management and improving financial controls.  The finance team consists of 5 members - two heads of finance, 2 business partners and a financial accountant. One business partner and the Financial Accountant will report to you while the other business partner will report to the Head of Finance International. 

This is an exciting time to join our team as we embark on a journey to implement a new finance system and begin the strategic planning for the next few years.  If you have the experience and the ambition to contribute to our work as a charity, we would like to hear from you.  For more detailed information on the role, please download the attached pdf Job description.

Closing Date: 23 April 2024 at 23:59 Interview Date: Informal chat: w/c 29/04/2024 Interview: w/c 06/05/2024

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Work from anywhere scheme – 3 weeks a year
9-day fortnight
Flexible working week
Dental coverage – £60 Cashback a year
Health insurance – Private medical insurance
Enhanced sick pay – Starts 4 weeks on full pay, in first year, increasing with service.
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
Season ticket loan
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Buy or sell annual leave – Can buy up to 5 days leave per year
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave – 5 days paid leave a year.
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual pay rises
Life assurance
Interest free loans
Pension match/increase
Charity donation scheme
Volunteer days – 24 hours paid volunteering leave a year.
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget – Access to L&D opportunities.
Lunch and learns
Fertility treatment leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Religious celebration leave
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Action Against Hunger

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

London, England, United Kingdom

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Charity & Tech For Good

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