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Finance Officer/Bookkeeper at Swindon Carers Centre

Hours: 25 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £23,500 (FTE), pro rata £15,878

Closing Date: Friday 9th July, 4pm
Please note: We may bring the closing date forward if we receive a high volume of applications. Previous applicants need not apply.

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

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

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 all accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

You should also have excellent organisational skills; intermediate excel skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.

To be considered for this position, you are required to complete the application form (you can complete the online application form on their 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.

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

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

Swindon Carers Centre will retain all unsuccessful applications for 12 months after the date of interview and may contact you during this time regarding future job opportunities. All applications will be destroyed following the 12-month period.

All information for applicants is on their website:

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


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 part-time 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).

Flexibility – Swindon Carers Centre offers employees the opportunity to work flexibly, with a mixture of working from their office location and from your home address.

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.

Refreshments – 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 staff and their wellbeing. They have many policies and procedures in place to help them support everyone is the best way possible. All staff have regular supervisions and annual appraisals to support with workload and wellbeing. They always strive to do the best They can and have a Wellbeing Programme to offer further support.

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