Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Can your finance experience make you a key part of our international health charity?

Role: Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Salary:  £18,000 – £20,000 gross annual

Hours:  Full-time

Duration:  Maternity cover – 9-month contract with potential for extension

Location: UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK with some home-working

Can your finance experience make you a key part of our international health charity?

Humanitarian health needs are growing. We are seeking a skilled Finance Assistant to join our HQ team to provide excellent financial support. Our medical teams respond to disasters around the world and we work with local emergency teams to build their resilience to future threats. Our work has never been more vital, with disasters becoming more frequent, complex and severe. Can you help build a world prepared to help?

The successful candidate will join a small and friendly finance function playing a key role supporting every aspect of the charity’s work by ensuring the smooth implementation of financial and administrative processes.  You will bring experience of working in a finance / administrative support role and will be used to working with electronic financial ledger systems.  You do not have to have qualifications in finance, but if you hold or are working towards AAT (or similar) qualifications this may be an advantage.

You will combine your previous experience working with financial accounting processes and procedures with excellent attention to detail to make sure that your work is accurate and precise.  You will be good at working in teams as well as working independently with limited supervision.  Your excellent communication skills will ensure that you work well with our suppliers, donors and colleagues. You will be comfortable working at pace and thrive on achieving challenging objectives and meeting rapidly changing demands.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.


To apply:

How to apply

We strongly recommend that you carefully read the Candidate Information Pack  before applying and base your application on this.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact recruitment@uk-med.org

Applications must be submitted through our online jobs platform

Applications will be considered and interviews held on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) through our online jobs portal.  Your covering letter must include:

  • An explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the essential criteria in the person specification
  • Full contact details
  • Where you saw this role advertised
  • The basis of your right to work in the UK (e.g. British Citizenship, EU Citizenship or working visa)
  • Your current or most recent remuneration / salary expectation for this role

Applications must be submitted through our jobs portal. 

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

 UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

 Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.