Finance Director

Full Time

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Our approach to transforming industries has always been the same. We identify high growth sectors, typically undergoing some market, technology or regulatory discontinuity, and look to build scalable platforms that satisfy a real customer need. We aim to build profitable companies, with sustainable business models.

Are you curious, excited by experimentation and always looking for a better way of doing things?

Do you want to keep learning and developing whilst getting hands-on, entrepreneurial, business building experience?

Do you want to have the opportunity to take the lead on BC’s various investment activities?

If so, we would love to hear from you!


Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in South Africa and Southeast Asia.

Our ventures are at the forefront of a multitude of industries being disrupted by digital including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. Our portfolio has been conceived and launched by us and employ over 3,000 employees. Our assets under management stand at more than £1.8bn and total portfolio sales is over £500 million.

We are heading into a period of ambitious scaling at Blenheim Chalcot and across our businesses, in existing and new geographies. As a result, we need a world class Finance Director to act as Finance lead for BC’s various investment activities and entities including oversight of:

BC Family Office
BCI Finance – entity managing equity investors into BC portfolio companies
Barlow Marshall – revenue-based lender into BC portfolio companies
BC Asset Management – reporting of portfolio asset growth
This is a truly pivotal role with exposure to BC Partners and Senior Management and its impact will be fundamental to the development and growth of the Blenheim Chalcot Portfolio. This is a genuine opportunity for an individual to broaden their experience at an exciting time for Blenheim Chalcot.


15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These include the British Asian Trust, BabyZone and Onside Youth Zones. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to these charities by being active board members and offering expert advice.


Honesty and integrity – trustworthy
Resilience – keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment
Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results
Innovation – restless to improve, challenges how to make things better
Deliver results – keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work
People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful
Commercial awareness – looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely

The Venture Finance Director will provide financial management expertise to various Blenheim Chalcot portfolio companies. This will involve acting as FD/CFO for some of our newer ventures or where a portfolio company has a gap in their Finance leadership team. There will also be some shorter-term assignments to help portfolio companies review and strengthen their financial management capabilities.

Key responsibilities

End-to-end financial management for controlled entities including, financial and KPI reporting, financial forecasting and modelling, commercial analysis, cash management, financial systems oversight and FP&A.
Maintain relationships with BC Partners, the Head of Family Office and the MD of Investments
Implement and ensure best-in-class frameworks and practices around compliance and accounting.
Interact with external stakeholders including shareholders, auditors, banks, professional advisors, and suppliers.
Overseeing and liaising with Finance shared service colleagues in India who look after our operational financial management, ensuring high quality output.


You will be a dynamic and disciplined thinker with a strong intellect, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for making a mark in fast-paced, growing environments.

You will be entrepreneurial with an ability to flourish while working alongside similarly intellectually curious senior executives.
You will have a low ego, be able to thrive in a learning environment and be willing to listen.
You will be pragmatic and outcome-oriented, with a bias for action and ability to rapidly adjust as required.
You will have experience operating in a matrix and constantly changing environment, and will have demonstrable experience navigating a fast paced, dynamic working environment.


This role is an excellent platform for experienced professionals to take their career to the next level and an opportunity unlikely to be found anywhere else.


The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role.

The Ideal Candidate

Qualified accountant (+5 years PQE)
Experience as a Senior Finance Manager, Financial Controller or Head of Finance supporting and driving growth of businesses from start-up to scale-up stages.
You will have proven success serving as a true business partner to senior executive teams.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate and drive growth, and have the flexibility to adapt to a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.
You will possess the business acumen and broad financial perspective to act as an advisor to management and senior leadership
You will have a demonstrable track record of overseeing both accounting and financial planning & analysis functions.

Be part of the UK’s leading digital venture builder
Have the opportunity to be a part of and learn from the incredible talent in BC
Be exposed to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development
A fun and open, if a little cricket obsessed, atmosphere
Discretionary bonus
25 days of paid holidays + your birthday off
Life Assurance (4 x annual salary), Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme
Flexible Benefits: Private Medical and Dental, Gym Subsidiaries

We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent.

Blenheim Chalcot is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is one of our core values, thus making it core to our business. We strive to maximise the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from everyone. We encourage diversity through perspective, background, identity, and thought whilst also fostering an environment where everyone can express themselves regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender, colour, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. We are committed to continuing to nurture an inclusive environment and building a diverse workforce.

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