Status: Closed - another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing

Role: Trusts and Foundations Consultant

Client: British Council

Department: Partnership and Business Development

Reporting to: Head/Director PBD

Location: British Council Offices, Spring Gardens, London SW1A

Duration of job: Permanent

Remuneration: Up to £65,000 (depending on experience) plus London Weighting Allowance, Pension, 32 days holiday and impressive family friendly policies

Purpose of job:

  • To set and implement a strategy to grow income-generating relationships with UK-based trusts and foundations


Status: Closed - another successful assignment for Oakleigh Resourcing

Client: A distributor of European manufactured ambient packaged cake, bead and morning goods

Job Title: Food Technologist (part time, office based)

Responsible to: Technical Director

Location: South Manchester (close to motorway networks)

Hours of Work: Ideally 5 days a week, 4 hours per day (flexible to suit)

Remuneration:  Pro rata £40,00 annual salary (£20k) - depending on experience - plus pro rata discretionary bonus

Company Background

Our client is a distributor of European manufactured ambient packaged cake, bread and morning goods to international multiples and wholesalers with a turnover of £23m.  By providing high quality food technology, development and marketing resources the company has strong relationships with major supermarkets and wholesalers.  With excellent growth prospects ahead the business is now looking to recruit a part time Food Technologist to further support the team.

Overall Purpose

  • To represent the client with customers and maintain the company's techical reputation
  • Ensure food safety, quality, legality and fitness for purpose of existing and new products supplied by the company
  • Technical contact for production sites
  • Offer Technical support to the Technical team to successfully launch new products and manage existing products within agreed timescales

Status: Closed

Client: A leading Scientific Instruments Group (European) of Companies (Manufacturing and Distribution)

Job title: Chief Financial Officer - Europe (CFO)

Location: Buckinghamshire (M1 Corridor)

Remuneration: Up to £80k plus pension and phi (depending on experience)

Job Purpose: the CFO reports directly to the CEO, Europe, and is responsible for developing and maintaining the financial wellbeing of the Group.  He/she is responsible for all Group financial reporting including all financial regulatory requirements, risk management, providing financial projections and accounting services, supporting budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and preparing growth plans, and the securing of new funding.  The CFO supervises the Group finances and is responsible for the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.  The CFO is the chief financial spokesperson for the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Planning

  • Assist in formulating the Group's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction

Financial Operations

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive managment team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Manage the accounting, investor relations, legal, tax and treasury functions
  • Oversee the financial operations of Group companies in Europe
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
  • Oversee the company's trnsactin processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, wth particular emphasis on maximising a cost effective benefits package
  • Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisition