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The Institute of Hospitality is seeking to fill the post Head of Finance

Job Title Head of Finance

Closing Date: 30th January  2015

Salary: £49,000 based on a 35 hour week (pro rata for part time hours)

Hours: Part time  - 25 per week


The Institute of Hospitality, run as an educational charity, is the professional body for managers in Hospitality and is also an Awarding Body regulated by OFQUAL.

We are looking for an experienced  finance professional to head up our financial activities across the full range of duties. The successful candidate will be suitably qualified and have extensive experience  of financial management.  The post holder will also cover Payroll and the role of Company Secretary.

Our offices are based in Greater London (Sutton, Surrey).

If you believe you have the necessary experience and skills to undertake the role of Head of Finance  please contact submitting your CV and details of the experience you consider relevant to meet the role.

The closing date for application is Friday 30th January 2015

Full Job Description:


HOURS: Part time - 25 Hours per week

SALARY: £49,000 per annum based on a 35 hour  week (pro rata for 25 hours)

LOCATION: Institute of Hospitality,  currently based at Trinity Court, West Street,  Sutton, Surrey SM1 1SH (subject to relocation)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive


To lead and manage all areas of corporate finance

To act as Company Secretary and maintain legal compliance for the Institute 

To advise on strategic financial planning and management 

To manage and develop the Business Plan of the Institute of Hospitality as a member of the Senior Management Team

To liaise with the Pension Fund Scheme Administrators

Principal responsibilities:

Management of the Finance team 

Advising the Executive Council on Finance & Compliance Matters

Production of annual accounts, budgets and management information

Responsible for Compliance matters 

Responsibility for Payroll

Responsibility for the Institute’s relationship with Professional Advisers, including Auditors and Pension Scheme Administrators

Management of the financial committees convened by the Executive Council from time to time


POST TITLE: Head of Finance


The post holder must  have suitable finance qualifications  as well as having

Extensive knowledge of current issues in the areas of finance and business

Substantial financial management experience 


The post holder should have the following skills to a high standard

Budget/financial management 

Analytical skill and data rationale

Critical thinking and decision making skills 


Evaluation skills 

Feedback skills 

Influencing and persuading skills 

Interpersonal skills 

Leadership and management skills 

Active listening skills 

Organisation, prioritisation and time management skills 

Performance management skills 

Problem solving skills 

Project management skills 

Risk management 

Strategic planning 

Business planning 

Written/oral communication 

IT skills


Membership Organisation Experience

Charity Experience

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter stating how your skills match the role, to Kitty Tobin at or call on 020 8661 4900.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 30th January 2015

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