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Head of Finance

About the role

Job title: Head of Finance

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Salary: Up to £50k (depending on experience)

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer


Who we are

NGI is a destination and inward investment agency that works to bring tourism and investment into our region. Our vision is to create an internationally recognised destination – a great city to enjoy, visit, live and invest. We work collaboratively and act as a bridge between our public and private sector partners to maximise our impact and to promote our region, its culture, and its people to create an authentic voice that makes us stand out from the crowd.


We use our research expertise to harness innovation, attract investment and develop our

city – ultimately, we create jobs. As a social enterprise, every single one of our projects is

dedicated to making lasting social and economic impact. We exist to benefit the people of

Newcastle, Gateshead and the wider region, leaving a legacy and meeting the needs of future



The Role

NGI (Newcastle Gateshead Initiative) is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Head of Finance. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the organisation's finances and ensuring the smooth operation of all finance controls and processes. This is a hands-on position and will involve various aspects of finance, requiring close collaboration with operations and project managers.


As the Head of Finance, you will play a crucial role in maintaining NGI's financial stability and advancing its sustainable, inclusive goals. Your responsibilities will include overseeing all financial operations, providing strategic guidance, and offering insights to support decision-making processes. This is a chance to demonstrate your expertise while contributing to a lasting economic impact for future generations.


You will have:

  • Professional qualification ACCA, CIMA or equivalent.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Problem solving skills and initiative.
  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature.
  • Highly organised, with good time management, the ability to prioritise workload and administrative skills.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Recent payroll processing and reporting.
  • Dealing with a wide range of people at all levels.
  • Team working.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and targets.
  • Strongly motivated, reliable and conscientious.
  • Flexible, willing and able to accommodate reasonable business requirements.


What can Newcastle Gateshead Initiative offer you?

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (25 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 27 after 2 years’ service)
  • Enhanced occupational sick pay
  • Death in service benefit
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities
  • CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) membership and ongoing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training
  • Flexible working
  • Employee Assist Programme
  • City Centre Location


If you would like to apply please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your skills, experience, and qualities to

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