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Head of Financial Capability

Date: 09-Aug-2019

Location: Woking, UKM, GB

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Opportunity


We are transforming our approach to Finance across Plan International developing its impact, effectiveness and how it enables us to be a financially sustainable, commercially astute INGO, in an increasingly challenging economic and sector landscape. In this exciting high-profile position as the Head of Financial Capability you will be fundamental in leading this transformation – working directly to the Executive Director of Finance and IT and in partnership with the Finance senior leadership team across the globe, OD colleagues and National Organisations finance colleagues. It will be central to developing a high performing modern global finance function that is customer focused, provides evidence-based insight and analysis and efficient and effective processes and a strong financial mindset and culture in the wider organisation. Additionally, it will be focussing on transforming the wider organisations financial management skills and capability. 


The Person


With demonstrable understanding and experience of all aspects of finance functions, including Finance professional standards.

A strong communicator and people manager with experience of developing and implementing transformation and culture change. Experience as a trainer and capacity building. Demonstrable influencing experience engaging at all levels including at Board level and with diverse stakeholders. With a positive, can do approach and passion for Finance and continuous improvement.

In-depth experience with development professional schemes (apprenticeships, graduate programmes, CPD programmes) to ensure we grow our own capacity



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Type of Role: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract with strong possibility of extension

Location: Global Hub, Woking, Surrey

Salary: Competitive

Reports to: Executive Director of Finance and IT

Closing Date:  8 September 2019


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.