Finance Assistant

Are you an experienced Finance Assistant with a solid background in humanitarian responses? 

Role: Finance Assistant

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Pay: Up to £21,000 gross annual (dependent on experience)

Duration: 12 month fixed-term contract with potential for extension

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

UK-Med is a humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters for over thirty years.  We prepare and equip medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014, we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component and key support structures of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

We are recruiting 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:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Finance Assistant before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and answer the application questions:

Applications must be submitted through our online jobs portal as soon as possible and no later than midnight on Sunday 21st August. The potential interview date will be on Monday & Tuesday 29th & 30th August. Due to the urgency of this recruitment, we will review applications as they are received and reserve the right to close the process once a suitable candidate is identified.

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.

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