Over the Christmas period, our services will operate normal business hours, closed weekends and bank holidays. (H4Y Dudley will close at 5pm Wed 28 Dec).

Closing Date: 2 December, 2022

Finance & Commercial Director

Reference Number: 1215

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Finance and Commercial Director – Cranstoun – Based anywhere in the UK, with regular travel c£90,000, & generous benefits package

Do you want to be part of a dynamic force for change in social justice? Are you hungry to find a purpose for your skills? Cranstoun’s vision is to be a world-class leader in rebuilding lives. We identify, develop and deliver innovative, evidence-informed solutions to inspire and empower people to live healthier and safer lives. We are rebuilding lives of all ages affected by substance use, homelessness, criminal justice and domestic abuse. Our ambitiously compassionate teams work with individuals and their families, carers and communities, helping them to reduce harm and make positive changes. We’ve been making a difference since 1969 by combining expertise with innovative approaches and putting people at the heart of all we do.


We live our values every day and are leading the development & delivery of international best practice in the UK.To continue to innovate and respond to ever-changing demands, we have a dynamic, committed team of professionals and a forward-looking culture, recognised by Investors In People Gold Award.


This is an exciting time for us at Cranstoun. The new CEO, newly formed Board, and the strategic leadership team are delivering a new and ambitious strategy to set Cranstoun apart from its competitors. We seek a Finance and Commercial Director to complete our visionary and committed Strategic Leadership Team.


The Role


The Finance and Commercial Director will be a member of Cranstoun’s top team of executives. Reporting directly to the CEO and accountable to the Board, they will take a collaborative and facilitative approach across the 4 Directorates (Customer, People, Processes and Finance) to reduce expenditure and maximise profit from new and existing services and to bring a commercial edge to substantially grow income to deliver on our ambitious innovation agenda. They will be externally facing, negotiating, and influencing partners and clients of Cranstoun to achieve growth and reach a greater audience. They will own the financial narrative for Cranstoun and will present it both internally to colleagues and externally for partners and prospective clients. The successful candidate will be able to turn our innovative ideas into commercial and financial success: someone who answers how not why.


The Candidate


The ideal candidate will be a professionally qualified, highly credible strategic finance and commercial leader, with an excellent track record of commercial and entrepreneurial acumen to drive profit. They will be experienced leading the internal finance function however they will have a track record of influencing internally at executive level and externally with partners and clients. They will add significant value to the business by commercialising our unique strengths and critically assessing all new business opportunities for maximising profit. They will be ambitious and proactive with excellent communication, people skills, and knowledge of our passion for social justice. Prior experience of working for a not-for-profit organisation is not a prerequisite to be considered.


Please download the full candidate briefing document below.


For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:


All applications require a covering statement detailing motivation for the role and describing how experience directly meets the person specification.



Ashley Crich

Principal Consultant – Financial Leadership Practice


D:        +44 (0)207 367 9753

M:        +44 (0) 798 941 0310



Ardiana Hashani

Researcher – Financial Leadership Practice


D:        +44 (0) 161 498 3424

M:        +44 (0) 7392 113 183

E:         ardiana.hashani@berwickpartners.co.uk


Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd December 2022

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