Welcome to our amazing Charity: Camphill Village Trust.
I am delighted to be launching this new role of Chief Finance Officer.
Are you a transformational change leader? Do you have a keen commercial head and a social heart? Can you roll up your sleeves and at the same time build strong foundations for future growth whilst sitting alongside the Chief Executive and Board driving longer term sustainability?
If so read on.
This opportunity comes at a pivotal time in the Charity’s future and reflects a strong, resilient organisation that has navigated significant changes in our operating model since 2016 and survived the pandemic with flying colours and many lessons learnt. The Charity is now developing its future under refreshed leadership with huge ambition to ensure that we are here for the next 100 years.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Camphill Village Trust has for almost 70 years been a predominately land-based social farming and enterprise business providing care, support and accommodation for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges and complex needs. Our aim is to empower people with disabilities to lead independent, healthy and active lives within the natural environment.
After a year of “Brilliant Basics” - ensuring the fundamentals are in place - we now want to unlock our full potential. This role has been created as an enabler for that change. By May 2023 we will have developed our new, fully integrated operating model which will very much build on our rich history and, once implemented, will position us as a real solution for future health, adult social care and environmental excellence.
This role is multi-layered and brings enormous opportunity for the right candidate. Our new CFO will bring a commercial and dynamic focus. The individual will bring a strong voice to the table in relation to unlocking our green environment, our enterprise income, our land and assets financial capability and by doing so, will be pivotal to our ability to create an extraordinary health and social care offer to those we support and to be an irresistible employer.
And if that is not enough, leading meaningful ICT and collaborating on and developing long term digital transformation solutions will result in higher quality care, innovative delivery in a challenging care market and keep us efficient, agile and fleet of foot.
In a transitioning Charity with much to do, your ability to lead and manage ambiguity, time and ambition will be critical. If this whole package sounds energising, exciting and right up your street – I encourage you to read further and apply.
As my deputy you will work in a collective and collaborative new executive team whilst also having the autonomy to achieve the best for the Charity in line with our strategy and purpose.
I look forward to meeting you.
Sara Thakkar, Chief Executive