Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Location: Hampton
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: HPT FD
Contact Name: Mark Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 20, 2020 10:29

Job Description

Who we're looking for:

We’re looking for a new Finance Director who will ensure strategic oversight of Hampton Pool Trust’s financial affairs. The Finance Director will Chair our Finance Committee as well as supporting all other areas of the Trust on financial matters. The Finance Director is a full member of the Trust Board and membership of Hampton Pool Trust is a prerequisite for the role.

We are looking for a qualified accountant who can champion our organisation; who is strategic and innovative; brings enthusiasm and is committed and dedicated to supporting the health & welfare of the local community.

In accordance with charity commission standard practice, the finance trustee role is not remunerated.

The Board currently meet eight times a year (in the evening) with other Board Committee meetings as and when required. We expect the time commitment for this role to be up to one day a week, but some flexibility will be required, depending on the changing needs of our organisation. Ideally, candidates should live locally to the Pool.

About the Pool:

Situated on the edge of Royal Bushy Park and open 365 days a year, Hampton Pool is known as “South West London’s best kept secret”. Our main pool is 36 metres long with water maintained to a temperature of 28 degrees. We also have a learner pool dedicated to children and their parents and both pools are situated on a two-acre site with a large south-facing grass area surrounded by woodland. The facility also includes a small poolside gym and fitness studio. Overall, it is a substantial business with revenue just under £2m.

The Sunday Times described us as “one of Britain’s coolest, biggest, hippest pools”.

About the Trust:

Hampton Pool Trust is the Governing Body of the public open-air swimming pool in Hampton, having taken over responsibility for it from the Council in 1985. Since 2007, the day-to-day operation of the Pool has been managed by YMCA St Paul's Group and a key role of the Trust is to ensure strategic direction to, and oversight of, the Pool operator. We are looking to this role to provide the Finance oversight of the Pool operator.

Our vision is to secure the future of Hampton Pool as a sustainable, enjoyable, year-round, open-air environment for swimming and other activities to benefit the health and wellbeing of our community. As a local social enterprise, Hampton Pool Trust exists to secure the future of this valuable local asset with its individual character and intimate charm for community use.

It is an exciting time to join our board as we embark on updating the facilities by making long-overdue improvements to the main building, improving changing areas for families, putting in a covered seating by the café, putting in place improved and expanded gym and studio spaces and improving disabled access across throughout.

For further information and a detailed role description, please email

Closing date: 15th May 2020

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