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Top job! Head of Finance and Sustainability

  • Full time
  • £35,845 – £44,045
  • Hillhead, Glasgow
  • Closing 14th April 2021

  • Advertised from 1st April 2021
  • Permanent


The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ a Head of Finance and Sustainability to fill an established post soon to be vacated.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and important role in an organization which is changing and growing rapidly. Recruitment will be to the DPC offices in Glasgow and is available immediately. The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. You will work to ensure smooth running of this growing, strategically important and global membership organization. You will help design and ensure organizational resilience through a significant period of change and growth. You will provide core support for operational and project delivery with the goal of ensuring closer and more productive collaboration among the coalition's 115 members and with our many partners and allies around the world.

The post holder will take a key role in the delivery of the DPC's sixth objective, Management and Governance. This expresses our commitment to efficient administration and transparency. They will contribute to all of the strategic objectives in turn through the provision of business critical administrative and financial functions. Following a work plan previously established, but with latitude to improve and simplify functions through continuous process improvement, the post-holder will ensure that the DPC's legal and financial commitments for and on behalf of its members are fully discharged. The post holder will oversee the DPC's administrative and financial activities on a daily basis, and is responsible for making sure that corporate filing, records management, financial reports and internal communications systems are maintained and fit for purpose. The administrative elements of the role will involve frequent interaction with members, partners and funders internationally, carried out with professionalism and confidence. The financial aspects of the role include overseeing the DPC's financial reporting, forecasting and planning. Taken together these will ensure that the DPC remains sustainable in financial and organizational terms through a period of change.

Application notes

For further details about the role and how to apply, please visit our website.

Applications should be submitted by email by the revised deadline of 0900 on Wednesday 14th April 2021.

Applications should include a cover letter (no more than one page A4) and an application form illustrating relevant experience and qualifications as well as how the candidates' skills match the person description.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to present themselves for interview by video conference on a date to be confirmed between 19th and 26th April.

Candidates will be asked to undertake an exercise in preparation for the interview. Shortlisted candidates will also be asked to demonstrate their suitability for employment in accordance with relevant laws on immigration and to disclose any unspent criminal convictions.