Regional Finance Manager

Location: Bristol or Portsmouth

Salary: c.£35,000 per annum pro rata depending on experience

Contract: Permanent, full time

Are you an experienced Finance Business Partner working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders? Do you want to make a difference to young people’s lives? If you’re an organised, efficient, and proactive business finance professional, this could be the role for you. 

We are looking for an experienced Regional Finance Manager who can take ownership of coordinating the charity’s financial activities in their region (our South West, Southern and Northern Areas including Scotland; offices are in Bristol, Portsmouth and Edinburgh respectively). This role would involve working with the regional teams and our other Regional Finance Manager to ensure consistent application of financial procedures across our UK regions, support our colleagues in HQ financial management and providing assistance with financial queries.

MSSC is a vibrant and growing charity delivering life changing nautical adventure and fun for young people through the Sea Cadets. We aim to give young people nationwide the best possible head start in life by building life skills to help provide a brighter future. We embrace flexible working, invest in staff training and professional development and are committed to equal opportunities for all.

This role is ideal for an individual with a strong background in finance, sound IT proficiency, the experience to build and maintain strong relationships, strong decision making skills and is prepared to undertake travel within the UK (roughly 30% of the role).

Additional experience and qualities needed for this role is -

  • Experience of providing financial support/advice to colleagues with a non-finance background
  • A proven ability to work with and motivate teams
  • An excellent communicator able to support our colleagues working in different offices around the country
  • The ability to plan, coordinate and interpret financial data from the regional offices
  • A can do attitude and willingness to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in
  • A professional, calm approach who can role model our values

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement. Without these documents, we will sadly be unable to consider your application.

We also request all candidates to complete an equal opportunities form (available below) and send this to us along with your application.

Please email your full application to Alternatively, please print out and post your completed application to HR, The Marine Society and Sea Cadets, 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW.

For an informal discussion about the role, please email

Closing date: Midday, 29 March 2019                   

Interviews: Week commencing 1 April 2019

The successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Regional Finance Manager Recruitment Pack                 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form