Senior Business Development Accountant

Milton Keynes
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Senior Business Development Accountant

Salary: £39k 42k depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent 36.5 hours per week, flexible working options.

Based: Home based at present, with Milton Keynes / hybrid arrangement

World Vision works with the most vulnerable children, so theyre empowered to overcome poverty and injustice, and experience fullness of life. Inspired by our Christian faith, we serve alongside children of all faiths and none through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy in almost 100 countries.

With over 70 years of experience, our work with communities, donors, partners, and governments transforms lives and creates opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children even in the toughest places.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job opportunity

World Vision UK (WVUK) is recruiting for a Senior Business Development Accountant to join its Programme Finance and Compliance (PFC) team. The role of the PFC team is to support sustainable, efficient and compliant acquisition of funds from government and institutions, and the delivery of overseas humanitarian and development programmes.

This new role is an integral part of the PFC team and will involve supporting the development and submission of applications for both grants and commercial contracts. You will bring financial expertise, project management skills and commercial acumen to every stage of the bid development process. Your insights will enable decision makers to understand the risks and rewards at stake, and you will co-lead the submission of financially sound, successful bids that further WVUKs mission.

You will work in a supportive, multidisciplinary team of other finance and compliance colleagues, and have exposure to different departments and people at a range of levels in the organisation, including senior stakeholders. You will line manage two Programme Finance Officers, coaching them to achieve their best.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest in a commercial finance role to be part of supporting our important work to help improve the lives of the worlds most vulnerable children.

The individual

We see you being a fully or nearly qualified accountant with strong business partnering and project finance experience. You will have experience of supporting business development either in the international development or in other industries that compete for and deliver large scale, multi-year projects.

On a personal level you will be culturally aware, a collaborative team player with a strong customer focus and ability to develop strong relationships across a wide range of people at various levels. This is an ideal role for someone seeking a role with responsibility and to work for a leading international NGO, as part of a dynamic and capable team. This role requires a flexible and proactive approach. A commercial mind-set, ability to learn at pace, and strong coaching skills are essential characteristics.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

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Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

**Please note that you MUST be holding the Right to work in the UK documentation as unfortunately this role is not sponsored**

Closing Date for applications: 11th February 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the advertised closing date.

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family.  As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice (click here).

No agencies please.