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Director of Finance

Salary & Benefits
£60000-£70000 + benefits

Seniority Level


Employment Type

Job Functions
Finance and IT


Job Description

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) has been providing emergency medical care for the people who live, work and travel in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire since 2000. The charity provides on-scene patient care to deliver a unique life-saving service where and when it is most needed. They are operational from 0700 to 0200 daily. At night they partner with their neighbour, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) to provide cover across the combined region. They normally operate with a crew of a doctor and paramedic manning either the helicopter or a Critical Care Response Vehicle. They have been at the forefront in introducing new equipment and techniques, including the carriage of blood, plasma and ultrasound. Their work has recently been highlighted in the highly acclaimed TV show - Emergency Helicopter Medics. On average, the charity are called out 6 times a day. They receive no Government funding and are not supported by the National Lottery, relying on the generosity of the people, organisations and companies across the three counties.

From 1st October 2018, they moved to an independent operating model assuming full responsibility for clinical governance and the delivery of advanced critical care.  The charity is now responsible for its own clinical governance and directly employs the paramedics and doctors who provide patient care. They continue to work closely with the local ambulance service.

The charity is deeply committed to advancement in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine in their region and nationally. They wish to become recognised as one of the premiere pre-hospital emergency units in the country showcased by the care and treatment we provide our patients. They are making significant investment in training for their crews, and in research.

£60 0000 - £70 000 + benefits

Following the transition to the new operating model, the charity is now looking to appoint a new Director of Finance who will take responsibility for Finance, IT and HQ estates.

Reporting to the CEO and becoming a vital part of the executive team, responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that all aspects of financial management are properly conducted and providing timely accurate information for the CEO and Board of Trustees.

  • Actively contribute to the strategic planning process, including business planning and forecasting.

  • Responsibility for facilities and infrastructure, including IT provision.

  • Management and guidance to a well-established and committed team.

  • Control of the relationship with external auditors and annual audit process.

  • Attending Board meetings and working closely with the Head of Compliance and Patient safety to ensure all financial, legal and regulatory obligations are properly conducted.

The Charity is seeking an exceptional qualified finance professional, experienced and confident operating at a senior level.  You will also be experienced in managing and leading staff across Finance and corporate functions, including IT. Ideally you will have up to date Charity knowledge, but applications will also be considered from candidates who are used to working in heavily regulated environments. You will be an excellent communicator and enjoy working in a collaborative and forward thinking environment focussing on making a genuine difference to the local community.

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is an equal opportunities employer. Please feel free to contact our retained consultant - Simon Bell on or call 07766 714 951 for an initial discussion. Any CV's sent direct to TVAA, will be forwarded to our retained agency.

Closing date for applications will be Friday 31st May 2019

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