Application Deadline

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer (Groups)

Responsible to: Finance and IT Manager

Location: Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £31,100 per annum plus £3,400 per annum London Weighting Allowance

Hours: 35 Hours per week: Monday to Friday


Every single day in the UK, in spite of medical advances, 15 babies are stillborn or die within the first 28 days of life.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby through our Helpline and our 100 Groups nationwide across the 4 devolved nations.
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care by transforming the culture and practice of perinatal bereavement care through our accredited training programmes and resources.
  • Promotes changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives by funding high impact research projects that identify the causes of stillbirth and point to ways of reducing their incidence.

The charity has grown its income by over 40% since 2012 and, as part of its strategic plan to 2020, is focusing on long term growth, sustainability and success!  This is an especially exciting time at the charity as it repositions to become the leading charity in sector.

Sands is looking for an experienced finance professional with excellent people skills to support, develop and consolidate the work of the charity across its network of Groups and Volunteers.  Reporting to the Finance & IT Manager and working closely with the Director of Finance & Resources, the postholder will work to develop, implement and maintain an appropriate financial framework to support Sands’ national network of Groups and Volunteers.

To Apply please return a completed application form and monitoring form to recruitment@sands.org.uk by the closing date.

Closing date: 2nd August 2017 (please note closes at 12pm)

Interview date: 8th August 2017

Application information.

Application form.

Diversity Monitoring Form.

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Interviews will be held at: Victoria Charity Centre, Ground Floor, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB. Telephone: 020 7436 7940