Life Sciences Hub Wales is an arm’s length body of Welsh Government. We exist to catalyse innovation and collaboration between industry, health, social care, and academia - making a positive difference to people, families, and businesses across the nation.

We are seeking an exceptional person to lead Life Sciences Hub Wales’ dedicated and expert Operations team. As a leader with experience of working in the public sector you will work closely with the CEO, this role will support them with the strategic delivery and the running of the organisation in respect of our finances, resources and locations.

The role will be strategically responsible for an Operations portfolio spanning finance, human resources, governance and compliance, facilities, IT, legal and procurement functions. Supporting a small team of expert functional leads in these specialist areas, you’ll show true leadership and the ability to flex your approach to be light touch where that’s appropriate to empower your team with the right amount of professional space to grow and develop, balanced by sharing your strategic leadership and guidance when that’s most needed.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team as Director of Finance and Resources who shares our values of fairness, dignity and respect and can work with us to build upon our achievements and ensure our ambitious vision becomes a reality.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance and Resources is a key member of the senior leadership team, providing the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the appropriate financial and operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency to achieve the company’s strategic aims.

Additional key skills and abilities for this role include:

  • Financial qualifications or a degree in Finance, Accounting, ACCA, CIMA. 
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience of working at a senior level in a similar role within the public sector.
  • Scoping or implementing public sector grant schemes or financial business cases.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills including project planning, prioritisation and time management.
  • Proven experience in implementing business improvements and processes to improve efficiency and ensure compliance.

Please apply by visiting our retained recruitment partner, Michael Page.

Closing date: 5pm 8 July 2022