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Head of Resources

  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,520-£37,580 (depending on experience)

Woodcraft Folk are looking to appoint a Head of Resources to join a newly formed Senior Management Team for the organisation.
Woodcraft Folk is a co-operative youth movement open to everyone. We support children to take the lead and change the world through weekly group nights and camps. Woodcraft Folk activities develop children’s understanding of the world around them and help them to span the world with friendship. We’ve been running since 1925 and we’re still going strong!

Reporting to the CEO, you will work closely with the Senior Management Team, to develop the vision for Woodcraft Folk, focusing particularly on the Finance, IT and HR systems. Woodcraft Folk has small financial resources (annual income of approx £1.5m and less than 20 staff) but significant human resources in the form of over 3,000 volunteers who play many roles, including over 100 volunteer treasurers. The Head of Resources needs to bring a professional approach to Woodcraft Folk’s systems and controls, balanced with an understanding of how to motivate and support volunteers.

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the charity’s operations and we moved swiftly to online provision of quality education for social change. Woodcraft has 5 outdoor centres and campsites providing education through group accommodation. The centres are currently only able to offer accommodation to family groups. The Head of Resources will need to produce regular income reforecasts as society opens up and we are able to host groups of young people again.

Woodcraft Folk has decided that all staff who used to be based in our London office will now be based at home. This will enable the South London offices to be sold and release funds to invest in our educational work. The Head of Resources will lead on this sale.
The Head of Resources will be joining Woodcraft Folk at a time of significant change for the organisation. If you are a qualified accountant with strong financial management experience, gained preferably in the charity sector; and if you have a breadth of management experience and are looking for a senior management role, then we would like to hear from you!
If you wish to have an informal chat about the role before applying , please contact Sarah.Welsh on .uk

  • For full details of the role, please click here to read the job description. Also available for download below.
  • Please note that applications must be made using our application form, available for download below. CVs will not be accepted.
  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday 26th August 2020 extended to 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd Spetember 2020. Applications will be reviewed and candidates invited to interview from 26th August whilst the vacancy is still live.
  • Interviews: 4th September 2020

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  • You can find our equal opportunities policy and procedure here.
  • You can find our Aims, Principles and Programme document here.
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