Director of Finance and Operations

Ref: 4467

The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


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Role Managed by:

Charlotte Dickinson

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6279


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment

Closing Date: 16/01/2020

Formal Interview Date: First Stage 27th February and Second Stage 4th March 2020

The Royal Foundation is the primary philanthropic and charitable vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Our programmes currently revolve around five main themes of work; mental health, early years, wildlife conservation, young people and the armed forces community.

We are currently seeking a values-driven Director of Finance and Operations to work with our Executive, Board and Principals to deliver our ambitious strategy and our vision to make a real and lasting impact in our priority areas. The successful candidate will be instrumental in helping to shape the next chapter of our organisation as we move into our second decade. You will have a broad remit covering finance, governance and operations while supporting not just the Royal Foundation but also the exciting and innovative programmes we incubate. This role will need someone with excellent people skills as they inspire their team, support the wider organisation and build strong relationships across a diverse stakeholder map.

The Royal Foundation wishes to encourage applications from experienced professionals who will bring skills and expertise and passion for the causes we work on. Reporting to the Chief Executive and as an integral member of the Foundation’s Senior Management Team, you will advise on all aspects of strategy and operations with a particular responsibility for providing incisive business intelligence, strong financial and management accounting and robust governance. You will partner with the CEO to lead the organisation through an ambitious phase in its programme development, providing appropriate and constructive challenge on financial assumptions and asks. The Director will be a key advisor to our Board of Trustees, assisting them in their work to guide the Foundation to success.

To apply and download the appointment details, please visit:, quoting reference 4467. The closing date for applications is Thursday 16th January 2020 at 9am GMT.

The role will be based in London and the salary is commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We are happy to talk about flexible working and we promote a workplace where you can be your authentic self and achieve success based only on your merit.

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