Interim Finance Director

King's Cross

Ivy Rock Partners is supporting Respond in their search for an Interim Finance Director to join them from mid-January 2023. The role is a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave for 12 months.  This is an exciting time to join the organisation as they progress their next three-year strategy for 2022-25.

This is a crucial role.  You will help support an organisation that has grown quickly.  Respond have done most of the nuts and bolts of policies, processes and systems and built an effective work environment.  Your work will build on the good foundation.

Respond is entering its thirty first year as a charity and has grown from a small London based charity to a medium sized national charity in recent years.  Their mission is to reduce the impact of trauma in the lives of people with learning disabilities and autistic people, by developing trusting relationships, through psychotherapeutically informed services.

Further information about Respond 

An important part of Respond’s work is working in a trauma informed way. What this means for them is that they hold in mind the impact of trauma at all levels of the organisation, and all staff take part in reflective practice or team dynamics.

They are keen to encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates who are both interested in working in partnership to provide advocacy support, as well as supporting people with learning disabilities and autistic people who have experienced trauma.   They actively encourage autistic people and people with a learning disability to apply and are committed to exploring reasonable adjustments to facilitate this.

The organisation is committed to the furthering of human rights, equality, and positive social change through their therapeutic and advocacy work and are committed to anti-racism and other forms of anti-discriminatory practice. They recognise that they need to continually keep this as a focus in their work and as an integral part of their organisational strategy.

Respond celebrate diversity as an employer and as a provider of services to people who often experience multiple discriminations because of (but not limited to) being autistic or having a learning disability and experiences of trauma.

They offer a hybrid working model, which means that if you’re full time you make a commitment to be working in the office at least two days a week, with the remainder working from home.  Part time hours are altered accordingly.

If you’d like to find out more about this role, please contact Phil Southern at Ivy Rock Partners to read the job description and person specification. When you apply, please send a CV and address the points in the person specification in an accompanying supporting statement.   Your statement should be no more than 2 sides of A4.

Deadline for applications – 28th November 2022


  • Week beginning 5th of December 2022 – 1st round
  • Week beginning 12th of December 2022 – 2nd round