Finance Director

Avon Valley Railway
Contract Type: 
One Board meeting per month and full day strategy days plus practical support to the team
Details of Role: 

We’re looking for someone to ensure full compliance with all financial and corporate regulatory requirements. This will include the completion and submission of annual accounts and auditing to meet current financial laws and best practice.

You need to champion the Financial Management System to ensure control of the railway’s finances and ensure suitable and sufficient records are maintained. This will include, but is not limited to, procurement, delegated authorities, banking, reporting procedures, monthly book-keeping and annual accounts compilation, budgets & forecasts and audits (or similar), and pay awards.

You’ll also need to be aware of the wider charitable aims of the organisation when making financial recommendations in order that the core purpose and values of the railway are maintained and supported.

Key skills
• Knowledge and detailed understanding of current financial and corporate procedures (ideally including charitable organisations)
• Strong accounting skills
• Strong IT skills
• Able to successfully articulate financial information to non-financially-minded individuals.
• Able to articulate arguments to ensure due financial consideration is given to decisions being made

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 30 June, 2021 - 09:30
How to Apply: 

We invite applications by CV and covering letter to John Lanchester, the AVRCo Chair at

Applications will be reviewed by the Board, with selected candidates invited for formal interview and background checks completed. The closing date for roles are 30 June 2021 but we reserve the right to close earlier should sufficient competent people apply.

Contact Person: 
John Lanchester
Contact Email: