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Finance Officer at Swindon Carers Centre

Swindon Carers Centre
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Swindon Carers Centre provides advice, information and support to unpaid carers aged 5 and upwards who look after a family member or friend who due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability cannot manage on their own.

We are a seeking a passionate, effective, and committed individual to become part of our friendly, professional team.

Finance Officer
25 hours per week, Permanent, £23,500 (FTE), pro rata £15,878

The post holder will take charge of the financial health of our charity by administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements.

You should be familiar with invoices, journals, VAT, gift aid and payroll and will manage accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable. You should also have excellent organisational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.

Closing Date: Monday 31st May, 4pm
Please note: We may bring the closing date forward if we receive a high volume of applications.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact us on 01793 975317, and ask to speak to Suzanne Hunt, Finance and Resources Director.

To be considered for this position, you are required to complete the application form (you can complete the online application form on our website or download the form) and outline how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.

Swindon Carers Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this post.

We adhere to a policy promoting equality of opportunity. No CV’s. No agencies.

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. If you are an unpaid Carer, we can discuss how we can help you to balance work and your caring role. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Swindon Carers Centre will retain all unsuccessful applications for 6 months after the date of interview and may contact you during this time regarding future job opportunities. All applications will be destroyed following the 6-month period.

All information for applicants is on our website:

Swindon Carers Centre
Employee Entitlements and Benefits

Annual Leave
All staff are entitled to 25 days paid leave (pro-rata for the first year of service and for parttime staff), rising by 2 working days after 5 years continuous service to 27 days (pro-rata for part-time staff) and by a further 3 days after 10 years continuous service to 30 days (pro-rata for part-time staff).

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways. We offer hybrid working and you will be given the opportunity to work from home for a portion of your working week. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility that you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Birthday Day Off
All staff are offered a fully paid day off for their birthday.

Subsidised Parking (limited availability)
Swindon Carers Centre offer subsidised parking for all employees (subject to availability) at Fleming Way car park.

All staff have access to free refreshments in the office including tea, coffee, and dispenser water.

Emotional Support Helpline
Swindon Carers Centre offers all staff and their immediate family members (providing they live with the staff member and are over the age of 18) access to a free and confidential counselling service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Staff Wellbeing
Swindon Carers Centre continuously supports our staff and their wellbeing. We have many policies and procedures in place to help us support everyone is the best way possible. All staff have regular supervisions and annual appraisals to support with workload and wellbeing. We always strive to do the best we can so have several working groups and projects to further improve our wellbeing plan.

Health and Fitness
All staff have access to discounted membership rates at selected gyms in Swindon.