PF careers spotlight: non-profit reporting, economic development and more

20 Feb 23

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Transparency in not-for-profits on the agenda

CIPFA and Humentum are looking for senior people with the right skills and experience to help shape the future of financial reporting in non-profits.

Leaders, who have built up skills, contacts and a profile over their career and who want to drive transparency and accountability in the sector globally are being invited to apply for chair and member positions on the Steering Group of IFR4NPO.

The goal is to develop the world’s first internationally applicable financial reporting guidance for the sector.

“This will improve the clarity and consistency of NPO financial reports, resulting in greater credibility and trust in the not-for-profit sector globally,” CIPFA and Humentum said.

For more details, see the call for nominations.

Monday movers

A former deputy principal private secretary to David Cameron has been appointed levelling up director at DLUHC.

Ed Whiting said in a tweet that the details of the role still need to be ironed out, but “likely a big focus working with authorities and organisations across Northern England on economic growth and prosperity”.

The Leeds-based role comes for Whiting after six years at health research charity foundation the Wellcome Trust, including three as its director of strategy.


Judith Blake has been appointed as patron of the Institute for Economic Development – a professional body representing the interests of those working in (you guessed it!) economic development.

The life peer, who represents Labour in the House of Lords as shadow spokesperson for business and energy, took over from Greg Clark, a Tory MP who was briefly levelling up secretary last year.

IED chair Tom Stannard said the patron “is an important national role, filled by someone who, due to his or her public achievement, exemplification of outstanding leadership and stature in society, can help the IED achieve its mission by enhancing the institute’s credibility”.

Fire service posts top finance job

A “first-rate” fire service is looking for a Section 151 officer to help continue its drive for improvement.

The head of financial services and treasurer role at Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, based in Salisbury, has become open after incumbent Ian Cotter announced his retirement.

The job, which comes with a salary of up to £89,000, is listed on PF Jobs with a closing date of 5 March.

In her most recent assessment of the service, HM inspector of fire and rescue services Wendy Williams praised Dorset and Wiltshire’s value-for-money dashboard, which shows “where money has been saved for reinvestment, where the service has done more with its resources, future costs that have been avoided, and how it has saved money for partner organisations”.

“Our corporate staff are absolutely vital in helping to make our communities safer and healthier. Without them, we couldn’t do it,” the service said.

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