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Finance Manager

  • Posted: 18th February, 2022
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Opportunity type: Permanent

About Real Ideas

We solve problems and create opportunity.

From supporting young people to find work and develop skills to helping start-ups and enterprises thrive, and from breathing new life into important community assets, to creating world-class cultural experiences, we work to solve problems and create positive and lasting social change.

With the growing community of Real Ideas Members, we seek to create a fairer, greener future for everyone.

Job Purpose

As Finance Manager you will play a key role in ensuring the financial health of Real Ideas is effectively managed. Working closely with the Head of Finance and other Strategic Leads, you will be responsible for developing and applying relevant financial systems and approaches, whilst having oversight of Real Ideas claims and reporting processes. You will provide direct management of the Finance team whilst working alongside members of the Reporting & Claims team. You will also offer coaching/support to non-finance specialists in aspects of finance management and control.

How to apply

Before applying please download the Role Profile to view the full details of this vacancy.

You can make an application in a way that feels best for you by choosing ONE of the following formats to answer the below 3 questions:
– A written response (max 750 words);
– A video response no longer than 5 minutes (please provide us with a link);
– A slide deck presentation (max 10 slides, no more than 750 words, max file size 16MB).

We recommend you prepare your document, video or slides before applying through the link below.

For this role, the three questions are:

Question A: Why are you best suited for this role and what experience do you bring?

Question B: Why do you want to work for Real Ideas?

Question C: What do you feel is key to the success of an effective team, please give an example of this in your past experience?


We welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, D/deaf or disabled candidates.

Everyone will be considered equally regardless of how they apply.

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Closing date for applications: Sunday 13th March 2022

Interviews will be held on Thursday 17th March 2022.


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