New Search: Head of Finance - Greater Manchester Moving

Posted on 24th January 2024 | Vacancies

Sherrington Associates is the retained executive search partner for leading physical activity charity Greater Manchester Moving, in their quest to appoint a new Head of Finance.

Greater Manchester Moving

Greater Manchester Moving (GM Moving) is the Active Partnership for Greater Manchester. We are a charity with a clear purpose to change lives through movement, physical activity and sport. We lead, support and connect people and partners across the system to develop and deliver on the whole system vision and approach to the shared GM Moving in Action strategy.

As the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for leading and creating a strong financial management culture within the organisation and working alongside the Strategic Director and the Audit and Risk committee to set the long-term strategic finance direction and maintaining the performance of GM Moving’s financial performance and sustainability.


  • Overall responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the charity's finances and financial systems and controls
  • Management of cash flow including ensuring robust internal controls
  • Effective management of staff monthly salaries in conjunction with external agencies (Trafford Council, HMRC, Greater Manchester Pension Fund).
  • Working with external auditors on statutory accounts and annual audit.
  • Maintaining relationships with external organisations and investors.
  • Managing, leading and developing the finance team.

Head of Finance:

We are looking for an exceptionally capable finance leader with a strong and diverse background in all aspects of financial management and oversight. The successful candidate will bring a demonstrable track record in managing a busy finance department within either a public, private or third sector environment. Knowledge and experience of charity sector accounting and third sector governance will be highly advantageous, however candidate with experience of operating within other highly-regulated financial environments will be considered.

The successful candidate will be a fully-qualified accountant with membership of a recognised accounting institute. They should be able to evidence up-to-date knowledge of relevant financial legislation, accounting conventions and best practice and have strong team-leadership experience. Versatile and effective communication skills are essential, as the Head of Finance will work closely with colleagues, Board Members and a range of external agencies. Experience of overseeing a range of complex external investments and interpreting and communicating complex data is essential.

Most importantly, GM Moving require an ambitious and values-driven Head of Finance, who is highly-motivated by the prospect of developing a successful career within an influential Greater Manchester charity that makes a difference to the lives of thousands of residents across the city region.

Remuneration & Benefits:

Basic salary - up to £55,788
Annual leave - 29 days + bank holidays
Pension - 25% contributory scheme (in addition to employee contributions)
Access to employee healthcare
45 minutes weekly physical activity allowance (to be taken within contracted 37hr working week)
Access to cycle to work scheme
£1,000 annual professional development allowance

To Apply:

A full Recruitment Pack is available for interested parties. To learn more and request a pack, please contact our team for a confidential discussion:

Joe Onions - Executive Search Consultant
Tel - 07709 524350
Email -

Job Reference: RM360

Equality, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion:

Greater Manchester Moving is committed to providing equal opportunities and promoting diversity, irrespective of ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexuality, disability, religion, pregnancy or personal circumstance. We ensure we consider lived experiences and personal circumstance when creating an equitable working environment, by promoting a safe, equal and respectful workplace.

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is critical for the success of Greater Manchester Moving and the achievement of our vision. We are fully committed to treating all of our employees, job applicants and volunteers equally and equitably. As an employer, we aspire to being a diverse, inclusive and responsible organisation.

We believe in people. We believe that with the right opportunities, everyone should reach their full potential and we believe that moving more, sport and physical activity is a fundamental key to unlocking potential. Our aim is to have a workforce that not only thrives, but also reflects and understands the communities we work for and with, and one which encourages a sense of belonging for our team and partners.

Why Moving