Director of Finance and Operations

The deadline for applications has now passed, interviews are now scheduled for Monday 14 March and shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Full time, permanent
£58,950 (pay review pending) rising on annual increments  
War on Want also offers a 6% contributory pension scheme
Based in London (with flexible working arrangements under review)

War on Want works to challenge the root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice through partnership with social movements in the Global South and by running hard-hitting campaigns in the UK in support of radical change. 

You would be joining a small, engaged, and committed Senior Management Team of 4 people, and will be directly managing a team of 2 people – a Finance Officer and Office Manager, as part of our overall staff body of 20. You will report to the Executive Director as well as working alongside the Charity’s Treasurer.

Every member of the War on Want team is proud of the difference the charity, alongside our partners, members and supporters, makes to people across the globe. Each of us appreciates that is only possible because this role provides an exemplary standard of financial and operational management, which supports the Executive Director, the Senior Management Team and the organisation to function smoothly.

We are hoping to find a Director of Finance and Operations who can continue to support our ongoing business function and bring a keen eye for finessing and updating systems to ensure best practice, whilst upholding our values and principles. We are happy to make any of the reasonable adjustments necessary to help us recruit the right person, or people, into the role.

Please find downloadable application pack below, or contact David Rudkin at

Application deadline:  10am, Friday 25 February 2022

Date for interviews:  Monday 14 March 2022

War on Want is a registered charity no 208724. We actively encourage applicants from ethnic minorities and aim to be an equal opportunities employer.