Finance, administration and development officer

Salary: £30,411- £34,153

Hours: 37 hours a week- Mon- Fri office hours

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wed 29th June 2022

Interviews: Thurs 7th July 2022

Proposed start date: Mon 8th August 2022


6% pension contribution on top of annual salary

Competitive pay scale including annual salary increments

25 days paid annual leave per year (not including bank holidays)

Additional annual leave for long service


Looking for a finance management role with a difference?

Advocacy Matters Wales is a small charity that provides support for adults with a learning disability and/or autism spectrum conditions. Based in South Wales we have provided advocacy services since 1989. Over the years we have developed an effective, high-quality model of independent advocacy to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our local communities have the same rights and opportunities as their fellow citizens. We were the first organisation in Wales to attain the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) and continue to hold this prestigious award from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi).

We are currently looking to employ a Finance, administration and development officer to join our passionate and dedicated team.

This is a new role which will encompass managing the financial functions of the charity and developing new sources of income, alongside hands on administrative responsibilities; including being the primary point of contact for the organisation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing strategic financial planning and for ensuring that the charity has robust financial management and oversight at all levels of operation. They will be responsible for ensuring our charity complies with all its financial obligations; such as submission of accounts, preparation of financial reports and projections, payroll, staff pension provision, insurances, office lease and rates and carrying out the duties of the company secretary.

Working with the executive director, they will also have the opportunity to identify and develop new funding opportunities for the organisation and prepare and submit project funding applications.

On a day to day basis they will be responsible for answering telephone enquiries, responding to correspondence, facilitating referrals, liaising with the team and managing internal office administration.

As the applicant, the ability to effectively manage financial systems is essential along with a good understanding of charity accounting requirements. You should have excellent organisational skills with the ability to deliver to strict deadlines. Previous experience of using financial accounting packages and managing multiple budgets with multiple funders, including tracking spend, monitoring income and expenditure and the ability to report this clearly to others is important for this role. You should also have experience in submitting end of year accounts to external auditors.

Previous involvement in developing new sources of income is desirable as is experience in working in a front of house/receptionist position.

First-class communication, administration and IT skills are essential.

The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm, flexibility and a hands-on approach to the role. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate, results driven candidate to develop the role within the organisation, working closely with the Chief Executive as a key member of the team.

Posts are subject to reference checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.

Advocacy Matters (Wales) is committed to becoming an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Registered Charity No. 1055211

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