Director of Finance and Business Development

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 28 January, 2022 - 12:00
Salary Scale
Per Annum

37 hours per week

Between £41,579 to £45,435 per annum

Permanent subject to funding


Healthworks is one of the largest charities working with local communities across the North East to tackle health inequalities and improve health, wellbeing and life outcomes. Our work has been nationally recognised as making an outstanding contribution to the health and well-being of local communities by the King’s Fund.

Following the retirement of the current Director, Healthworks is now looking to appoint a Director of Finance and Business Development to support the execution of the charity’s ambitious vision. The appointed person will contribute to the development of strategy across all areas of the charity as a key member of a dynamic senior leadership team. You will be a key player in creating and maintaining the performance of Healthworks financial services and the development of corporate sponsorship and commercial opportunities. You will challenge assumptions and decision-making as appropriate, safeguarding Healthworks resources by promoting their efficient and effective deployment and provide first-class financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.


The successful candidate will be someone who can take a great finance function and use it to drive strategic delivery. You will help develop, operationalise and report against organisational strategy and be a trusted strategic partner to the CEO, the leadership team and our Trustees

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (CIPFA,CIMA, ICAEW, ACMA, ACCA) and have previous experience of leading a finance team (function), preferably, but not essentially, in the 3rd Sector, and reporting into a Chief Executive.

You will work closely with current commissioners from the NHS, Local Authorities and Trusts and look to develop further strategic business growth through financial horizon scanning, corporate sponsorship opportunities, strategic grants and other commercial opportunities.

The successful candidate will embrace and reflect the values upheld by Healthworks. Our commitment to tackling health inequalities is at the heart of everything we do. This position provides you with an opportunity to work with our partners to address health inequalities and their impact on the most vulnerable people within our population.


In return we offer 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), free membership to both gyms based across 2 sites (The Lemington Centre and The Health Resource Centre in Benwell), and the opportunity to work for a friendly and positive organisation that genuinely makes a difference to people’s lives.

To apply please submit your CV together with a covering letter that clearly outlines how you meet the criteria required for the role.  This should be returned to

Further details about the job can be found on our website  If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role and our organisation please contact Dawn May (current Finance Director) on 0191 2724244.  

Closing Date: Midday on Friday 28 January 2022


Healthworks is committed to taking positive and proactive steps to ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination, for everyone in our community.