About us

Cranfield Trust provides management support to welfare charities.  Thanks to 1,400 highly skilled commercial sector volunteers, we provide high value, independent support to local and national charities across the UK.  This year, we expect to start around 400 new consultancy and mentoring assignments, and in total, our services will reach around 4,000 charities.   

The Trust’s activity has doubled in size over the last five years.  The pandemic has been a period of innovation and rapid development as we have started new services, and expanded our reach, to provide more support to charities and their leaders.  We are ambitious in our plans, investing in our current services and developing new activities to meet the needs of the small to medium sized charities we serve.

Join our team

We are looking for a highly capable financial professional to join us a Finance Officer to ensure the smooth running of the day to day transactional finance processes of the charity. In particular, a large part of the role will involve payroll, the timely payment of suppliers and expenses, monitoring of bank accounts and posting of transactions using Sage.

About the role

The Finance Officer will report to and assist the Head of Finance, Administration and Control. This role is part of the Finance and Administration Team, and will work closely with other colleagues across the organisation, including the Development Team, who are responsible for fundraising and stewardship of donors. A key aspect of the role will be providing high quality and timely information to the management team on budget and financial spend, as well as information on service costs. Whilst this is a busy and dynamic charity, there are not a high number of financial transactions so some of the role will focus on areas for system and process development, such as improvements in project accounting and how we use information. This will be a good opportunity for a keen systems-oriented individual with strong initiative.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Monday 14th June 2021. 

To apply please read the Finance Officer Recruitment Pack and email [email protected] 

  • If you are interested in joining us, please send a CV and a cover letter, which should outline why the role is of interest to you and your suitability as a candidate for the role.
  • For ease of reference, please write your name and the job role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

First-round interviews are expected to take place the week commencing Monday 28th June 2021.

Finance Officer Recruitment Pack


Registered Charity No: 800072 | Scottish Charity No: SCO40299 | Company No: 2290789 | Telephone No: 01794 830338
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