The UK charity sector is clearly large and varied, and offers many fulfilling career and development opportunities for fully qualified or part qualified accountants. Within the charity sector, and focused on serving personnel, veterans and their families is the Victory Services Club.
The Victory Services Club was established in 1907 and is a tri-service, all ranks Members’ Club for currently serving and retired members of the UK Armed Forces and their families, together with the Armed Forces of the Commonwealth and our Allies.
The Club has two charitable objectives: to provide a place for serving and ex-serving personnel to meet; and to support serving or ex-serving personnel who face hardship or distress, including those wounded as a result of operational service.
It is very proud of the ‘respite & welfare breaks’ that contribute to the delivery of the second charitable objective. These breaks provide free weekends in London to individuals and families who are recommended to the Club by either a military charity or the single service welfare staffs. In addition, the Club provides seven meetings and event rooms for military charities at extremely good value, and uses spare capacity to fund the respite breaks and to also subsidise breaks from operational service for those who are regulars or reservists.
The Club is located near Marble Arch in London and features a truly unique Club atmosphere, offering excellent service and value for money, together with impressive accommodation, varied dining options and events.
The Victory Services Club now seeks to appoint a new Finance Manager to support the Financial Controller, CEO and Trustees. This type of appointment provides an excellent opportunity for either a second career, or a key stepping stone in an accountant’s professional pathway.