Work for MK SNAP

MK SNAP is a leading local charity based in Milton Keynes which provides education, life and work skills programmes for adults with learning disabilities.

Our mission is to deliver a leading programme of education, life skills, work preparation and opportunities to adults with learning difficulties, providing them with the skills they need to be the best they can be.

We hope that when you walk through the doors at MK SNAP and you will feel the energy, creativity and pride that is lighting up the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

Our experienced and intuitive staff are able to see the uniqueness and talents of each learner and build on these qualities to personalise a learning programme to inspire ambition, determination and independence.

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Director of Finance

Closing date for applications 30 July 2021 at 5pm


MK SNAP is an award-winning local charity based in Milton Keynes supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. Established in 1992 the charity provides education, work training and life skills to over 150 local people from their state-of-the-art training centre in Walnut Tree. Our vision is to transform our community through the promotion of independence, inspiration and opportunity. We are a caring organisation that puts people at the heart of our processes. We have strong professional values that lead the direction of the organisation.
This is an exciting time for the charity and as part of our ambitious transformation plans we are now seeking a new post of Director of Finance to help the team deliver the next exhilarating phase of development. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for the finance functions of the charity working closely with the Head of Support Services and the senior team.
We can offer the right person for the role a chance to make a difference at a key time for the charity, a supportive and therapeutic work setting, high levels of autonomy and flexibility around work patterns and locations and a competitive salary. In return, we are looking for someone who is passionate about transforming the lives of people with disabilities, believes in and lives by our values and who can be a proactive and creative part of the senior team.
For more information and a recruitment pack please see or call for informal discussion with Angela Novell, CEO MK SNAP, 01908 690330. MK SNAP is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment practice. We do not accept CV’s and applications but be made in line with our safer recruitment policy. Posts at MK SNAP may be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

Main Objectives

• To inspire and lead on finance function of the charity to ensure timely, accurate and insightful financial information and reports.

• Production of monthly and quarterly management accounts, financial and solvency forecasts.

• Development and operation of an appropriate system of financial controls subject to oversight from the Chair of Finance (Trustee)

• Assisting the CEO and SMT as needed and working closely with the Head of Support Services
Summary of Duties

• Ensure appropriate controls are in place for the finance function of the charity

• Oversight of bank reconciliations, debtor and creditor reports, journal entries, ensuring payroll entries are accurately processed in the general ledger, liaising with the payroll, maintaining relationships with statutory agencies

• Oversight of Xero & overseeing and maintaining the chart of accounts.

• Maintaining relationships with the charity’s banks and funders and acting as an authority for payments subject to oversight from Chair of Finance


If you are interested in applying for this role please review the Full Job Description/ Person Specification and complete our Application Form.