Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

Noah’s values and ethos simply expressed are care, compassion, and commitment, and love for the people we work with and serve. Our values are practically expressed in humble service, helping those in need, in poverty and experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation.

In living out these values as an organisation we will seek as a priority to recruit trustees, staff and volunteers who are committed to and actively live out these values in contributing to the work of our teams.

Find out about volunteering opportunities with NOAH here


Head of Finance

(37.5 Hours per week)

Could you head up our Finance Team and work with us to offer hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion across Bedfordshire?

NOAH (New Opportunities and Horizons) is a Luton-based charity working across Bedfordshire, offering hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion. For over 30 years NOAH has been working to provide support for people with complex needs who have nowhere else to turn. Our staff, volunteers, partners and benefactors, provide a combination that is dedicated to recognising the potential in people who have experienced disability and helping them to realise it. We have come through some tough times with them to create an organisation that can do extraordinary things.

At the heart of our vision is a belief in the fundamental dignity and worth of every individual.  Last year we met and worked with over 600 people through our Welfare Centre. We helped 250 people off the streets and trained over 800 people in a range of skills. Since 2015 over 350 have been assisted into employment.

NOAH has an annual turnover of c£2m, employs 60 staff and is assisted by some 300 volunteers. Our income sources are fairly diverse with only 15% generated from grants and donations. Most of our income is historically generated by our social enterprise, training and employment commissions and welfare contracts. Going forward into 2021 and beyond, we are looking to significantly develop our fundraising initiatives including capital fundraising as we embark on a rebuild of our Welfare Centre.

Appointment of a Head of Finance
We are recruiting for a Head of Finance to join our Senior Management Team.  The role reports directly into the CEO and represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of the charity in terms of effective financial control and contract management and have a real impact on the work we do to offer hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion.

The Head of Finance will lead, facilitate and ensure the implementation of the finance strategy to deliver financial sustainability and will have responsibility for financial governance and compliance matters and for setting up systems for financial control, effective planning, monitoring and evaluation.

We are looking for a qualified accountant with substantial financial management experience, with the ability to work at both a strategic and operational level.

This role presents an opportunity to work with an established organisation at an exciting point in its development. We are looking for a Head of Finance who shares our passion for the work we are doing. If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our services, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The work of NOAH Enterprise is founded upon a Christian ethos and it is expected that the post holder will respect this ethos.

Eastside Primetimers is supporting us in recruiting for this role. Please download the candidate information pack for further information before you apply.  You can download this here.

Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements. Please send this to Paul Venning.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October.
Shortlisted candidates will interview with Eastside Primetimers in the weeks commencing 26th October and 2nd November.
Interviews with NOAH with candidates who have progressed to the next stage in the weeks commencing 9th or 16th October.