Hours: Part-Time permanent role, 22.5 hours a week/across a minimum 3 days a week working at least 2 days a week at Bore Place
Salary: £55k- £60k FTE depending on skills and experience
Location: Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Kent

Bore Place is situated on a 500-acre organic farm estate in West Kent. Our mission is to enhance the planet in all that we do, to inspire people to live and work sustainably and lead happy and fulfilling lives. We provide a unique venue, educational programmes for young people, public activities and courses, and a site that is open to all. 

Bore Place is looking for a new Finance Director to help us achieve the next stage in our development. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Finance Director will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the Trust, financial compliance, and the development and oversight of our Financial Strategy. The successful candidate will provide commercial focus, lead on financial compliance and governance and oversee strong and effective financial administrative functions and reporting. Ideally, you will have experience of providing this function for non-for profit organisation in the charity sector. 

We are now at one of the most exciting stages in our development. You will be joining the organisation at a pivotal moment as we approach our 50th birthday in 2027. Our 5-year Strategic Plan is in place to guide and focus our work, we have strong cash flows and have recently invested significantly in our infrastructure. Your success will help shape our future – a future focused on creating a paradigm shift in the UK in its approach to nature, farming, climate, and the education of children and young people and our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. 

The role will be instrumental in finding financial solutions to enable the Trust to deliver its Vision and Mission. You will line manage the Accounts Administrator who will deliver the day-to-day financial administration and finance system, draft reports and will support the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and the auditor. The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant, with strong technical and strategic financial skills, experience in charity accounting, the financial and commercial acumen to support our development and a commitment to our mission and vision.  Above all, you will have the attention to detail required to ensure organisational compliance, coupled with a desire to enable sustainable growth.  

We would love to hear from you if you have: 

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with 3 years post qualification experience;  
  • Experience of managing the finance function of an organisation, reflecting the key duties of this role;  
  • Experience of managing audits and reporting statutory accounts;  
  • Proven track record of leading, managing and motivating people; 
  • Ideally, experience of managing the finances of a Charity (including a trading arm);  
  • Commitment to our vision and values.  

We offer: 

  • flexible working  
  • opportunities to learn and develop 
  • free parking at our beautiful rural location 
  • staff discounts on events and organic vegetables when in season 
  • a pension  
  • life insurance and an employee assistance programme 
  • 30 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays (pro-rata) 

As an organisation, we seek to be an inclusive and fair employer. We are a happy and supportive team and recognise that people are the heart of our organisation and value them accordingly. This is an opportunity to use your skills and experience to support the organisation to reach its full potential. 

We aim to be an organisation with a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants across all identities and backgrounds.  

Application and Further Details

Here are the links to the Job Description and our Strategic Plan. To apply, please download and complete an application form and send to jobs@boreplace.org.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 10th April 2024. First interviews are planned to be held at Bore Place on Wednesday 24th April 2024, with second interviews on Wednesday 1st May 2024.