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The Money Charity is the national financial capability charity. We enable people across the UK stay on top of their money, helping them live happier and more positive lives as a result. We are a friendly, dynamic and supportive team who are all passionate about helping people to manage money well. Come and work with us.

Vacancies:

We currently have 4  vacancies, for a Finance & Operations Manager, Finance & Administration Officer, a Policy & Research Manager and a Communications & Marketing Manager. Details for all are below.

 

Position Title

Finance & Operations Manager

 

Location

London – Clapham

 

Salary details

£32,000 – £37,000 FTE + benefits, dependent on skills and experience.  Additional benefits include 10% non-contributory pension, 36 days holiday pro-rata (including public holidays and 3 days between Christmas and New Year when the office closes).  Substantial part-time preferred (min.25 hrs/week), with pro-rata salary and holidays, but full-time considered for the right candidate. Flexible working and flexible annual leave scheme available.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Finance & Operations Manager, ideally with experience of responsibility for the financial function of a small organisation and managing a broad operations function, preferably within the charitable sector.

The Money Charity is the national financial capability charity which helps people across the UK stay on top of their money to help them live happier and more positive lives. We are all about improving financial wellbeing, through delivery of workshops in schools, for other charities and in the workplace, and by working with others and influencing policy around financial capability.

The Finance & Operations Manager, supported by a Finance & Administration Officer, will work with the CEO to ensure effective governance and financial management for the charity, including financial and management reporting, and operations. Acting also as Company Secretary, the role will include responsibility for HR, IT and administration, including ensuring the efficient running of our small but busy head office in London.

Role description

1. Financial management - responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day financial management of the charity including:

  • To prepare budgets, cashflow forecasts, management accounts, revised income and expenditure projections and other financial information, on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as appropriate.
  • To manage invoicing and accounts receivable.
  • To manage payments, including ensuring all payments are made on time, including making payments (once properly authorised).
  • To monitor cashflow, ensure appropriate balances are available in the charity’s bank accounts through the timely transfer of funds.
  • To manage the payroll and pensions process.
  • To manage bookkeeping, including sales and purchase ledger input, reconciliations, journals and nominal ledger administration.
  • To ensure that the charity’s financial systems comply with statutory requirements, prepare the annual accounts, oversee the external audit process, and prepare and submit statutory returns including Gift Aid and VAT returns.
  • To ensure financial controls and procedures are appropriate and adhered to.
  • To ensure adequate and appropriate insurance is in place.

2. Office management – oversee HR, Facilities and IT functions ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and health & safety  

      HR

  • To oversee and manage staff recruitment,induction, leavers and annual leave.
  • To review and update the staff handbook, and office policy and procedures, including health & safety, safeguarding and GDPR.
  • To act on behalf of the management team as a liaison point for staff on HR related matters and consultations with HR advisor.       

        IT

  • To ensure that IT systems are well maintained and updated.
  • To ensure the security of The Money Charity’s electronic records, including for GDPR.
  • To monitor shared email accounts as appropriate.

       Facilities

  • To liaise with the landlord on all relevant matters relating to occupancy of office space and office management.
  • To monitor and manage the performance of relevant external suppliers, including the printer contract.

3. Governance and administration

  • To act as Company Secretary.
  • To support the CEO in organising meetings, circulating papers and taking minute sat AGMs & meetings of the full Board of Trustees.
  • To ensure compliance with all Companies House, Charity Commission and other regulatory requirements.
  • To manage the Charity’s risk management arrangements.
  • To manage and oversee the Charity’s legal commitments, including contracts with suppliers, consultants, funders and customers of paid services.

 

Applicant requirements–

Essential skills/capabilities:

  • Experience in the preparation of management accounts, budgets and forecasts, ideally using Quickbooks Online
  • Experience of financial management
  • Experience of managing VAT and payroll
  • A degree qualification
  • Ability to use Excel to an advanced level and experience analysing financial information for an organisation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, trustees, suppliers and others as required
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload to competing deadlines and with minimum supervision
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • High levels of flexibility and initiative

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of responsibility for financial function and operations of a small organisation
  • Accounting or book-keeping qualification, or related degree
  • Experience dealing with external auditors
  • Some knowledge of charity accounting and finance, including Charity SORP
  • An interest in financial capability and the third sector

 

Closing date  

Applications will close when the required number of high quality applications have been received. It is expected that interviews will take place in August or early September.

 

Application details

The expected start date is mid- to late- September.

To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter (maximum 1 A4 pages) explaining how you are suitable for this role, in particular how you meet the essential & desirable requirements and why you want this role to jobs@themoneycharity.org.uk.

Please give details of any weeks you won’t be available for interview before early September due to holidays.

Due to the high number of expected applicants we will not be able to contact those who we do not shortlist.

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Finance & Administration Officer

 

Location

London – Clapham

 

Salary details

£20,000- £23,000 p.a. + benefits depending on experience. Additional benefits include 10% non-contributory pension, 36 days holiday (including public holidays and 3 days between Christmas and New Year when the office closes).  Part-time considered (min.30 hours/week), with pro-rata salary and holidays. Flexible working and flexible annual leave scheme available.

 

Job details 

The Money Charity is the national financial capability charity which helps people across the UK stay on top of their money to help them live happier and more positive lives as a result. We provide financial education, information and advice to young people and adults throughout the UK through workshops and training. We also work with the financial services industry and undertake policy and communications work on relevant issues.

The Finance & Administration Officer will support the Finance & Operations Manager in a range of financial and administrative duties and be responsible for ensuring our office in Clapham runs smoothly. Together this team of two are responsible to the Chief Executive for all financial and governance matters of the charity, including production of management accounts, management of accounts receivable and payable, payroll and VAT, as well as HR administration, IT, office management and general administration.

The applicant should have excellent organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills. Confidence with numbers, including with spreadsheets, is required. Experience as either a book-keeper, finance assistant or office manager is desirable.  The applicant must be able to deliver tasks to an agreed timescale and have the ability to manage their own workload, as well as working as part of a team. They must be flexible as the role is varied, and may change as the activities of the charity develop. The applicant should have enthusiasm for supporting our small team to deliver the charity’s aims and objectives.

The position reports to the Finance & Operations Manager. However, the Finance & Administration Officer will also work with other staff in support of their projects, such as assistance with workshop bookings and management of orders of our products.

The role could suit someone relatively new to the workforce, keen to learn and gain experience in a financial role, such as a new graduate, or someone with more experience and the right skills.

Role description

  • Supporting the  Finance & Operations Manager with financial work, including :
  • Book-keeping, using Quickbooks Online
  • Payroll– preparing payroll spreadsheet and processing  (using Iris Payroll), managing pensions contributions and auto-enrolment and other pensions documentation
  • Creating invoices for our products and services
  • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Dealing with external suppliers on accounts matters arising
  • Preparing analyses and other documents, primarily in Word and Excel, including analysis of expenses, letters to suppliers, petty cash expenditure etc Dealing with payments received through our website (Paypal), Gift Aid, and correct coding for VAT as the charity is VAT-registered
  • Sorting incoming financial mail, such as remittance advices, accounts payable and donor cheques, and ensuring these are dealt with as appropriate
  • Ensuring all financial procedures are maintained including appropriate sign-offs, confidentiality etc.
  • Maintaining spreadsheet records of orders for our products, such as our Student Money Manual. Creating and emailing invoices as needed and arranging packing and despatch of orders. Reconciling income from website and invoices to orders spreadsheet and Quickbooks. Following up queries and liaising with other staff.
  • Assistance with day-to-day IT matters arising.
  • Assistance with some HR and organisational matters, such as preparing employee contracts, recruitment administration, annual leave, onboarding, staff records on our online HR system, and Health & Safety administration
  • Assistance with administration of Board meetings including arranging meetings, photocopying Board packs etc.
  • Providing administrative support to the Chief Executive and other team members, including, for example, administering workshop bookings, arranging printing or copying of training materials, taking and arranging deliveries and preparing packs for workshops. Taking responsibility for other relevant pieces of work as appropriate
  • Responsible for timely production of various operational and management information.
  • Responsible for ensuring the administrative needs of the office are supported, including:

o    Gate-keeping telephone calls and emails, and handling them appropriately
o    Meeting and greeting visitors, arranging refreshments
o    Monitoring and ordering stationery, office equipment and other office facilities, such as water and printer ink, to ensure          there are always adequate provisions and equipment is working
o    Booking travel and meetings
o    Keeping the office and kitchen tidy and clean during the day

  • Participating in the corporate life of The Money Charity

Applicant requirements

Essential:

  • A degree qualification
  • Excellent financial, organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with numbers, including confidence with spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work with MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Able to manage their own workload effectively and work under pressure
  • Able to be self-motivated and take initiative to deliver tasks
  • A flexible approach to work – able to respond to additional requirements as needed
  • Ability to work with a team
  • A willingness to learn and develop in the role

Desirable:

  • Book-keeping experience, preferably with Quickbooks Online
  • Payroll experience, ideally using Iris Payroll
  • Experience of office work
  • An interest in the charity sector and financial capability

Closing date

Applications will close when the required number of high quality applications have been received. It is expected that interviews will take place in August.

 

Application details  

 

To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter (no more than 1 page A4 ) explaining how you are suitable for this role (this should include how you meet the essential & desirable requirements and why you want the role) to jobs@themoneycharity.org.uk

Due to the high number of expected applicants we will not be able to contact those who we do not shortlist.

 

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Policy & Research Manager

 

Location

London

 

Salary details

£30,000 – £35,000 dependent on skills and experience.

Additional benefits include 10% non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday, bank holidays, plus 3 further discretionary days between Christmas and New Year when the office closes

 

Job details 

We are looking for an outstanding policy professional to reenergise and revamp our policy and research activity. This exciting new role is responsible for all aspects of policy both strategy and execution and is a great opportunity for a proven professional to make their mark and expand their career.

The Money Charity is the national financial capability charity which helps people across the UK stay on top of their money to help them live happier and more positive lives as a result. We provide financial education, information and advice to young people and adults throughout the UK through workshops and training. We also work with the financial services industry and undertake policy and communications work on relevant issues.

We are looking to recruit a full time member of staff, to manage our policy and research work.  The applicant will take on an important role at an exciting time for the charity. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a policy and research strategy for the charity to support a refreshed charity strategy to be launched shortly. We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated individual, able to work collaboratively as part of a small team, and with excellent policy, research, advocacy and analytical skills.

A degree-level qualification is desirable, as is some qualification in policy or research or equivalent work experience.

Role description –

  • Lead on the creation and delivery of the organisation’s policy and research strategy – consulting with colleagues, and relevant stakeholders to decide focus and prioritisation based upon our newly refreshed strategy.
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the development of UK-wide, evidence-based policy positions on key issues important to financial capability and to The Money Charity’s delivery objectives.  Consult with internal and external experts to inform position papers.
  • Embed agreed positions in the work of the charity and advocate for the change called for within the policy positions. Ensure colleagues are supported to do similar by producing ‘business case’ materials which can be used to promote the charity and our services.
  • Monitor and analyse changes (and prospective changes) in policy and legislation that may affect the work of The Money Charity and stay informed of research and policy in the areas of financial capability, personal finance and education;
  • Monitor external sources of information including from the media, Government, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Money Advice Service, think tanks and other for issues and developments of relevance; and provide summaries and analyses of them;
  • Prioritise, identify and draft organisational responses to key consultations. Lead and plan our work in this area and report regularly to senior colleagues.
  • Undertake research (including both ad hoc tasks and longer-term projects) to support the work of The Money Charity. Undertaking primary and secondary research tasks; analysing information and data; and providing written briefings and presentations to disseminate findings;
  • Write and produce research and other reports to contribute to our policy agenda.
  • Be responsible for the production of one of our key publications – the monthly Money Statistics;
  • Represent The Money Charity on working groups and at external events, acting as a strong advocate for the charity and our policy work.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders; Take opportunities to communicate our agreed policy positions and directly influence relevant stakeholders.
  • Support others in promoting The Money Charity through drafting correspondence, briefing material and other external communications.
  • Identify opportunities to increase earned income from our policy and research work.

Applicant requirements–

Essential:

  • Previous experience of working in a policy, research or advocacy role
  • Experience of leading the development of evidence-based policy positions
  • Experience of influencing policy at a national level
  • Experience of identifying and drafting consultation responses
  • Experience of analysing, interpreting, manipulation and communicating data, making lay-friendly reports for a range of audiences
  • Ability to write well;
  • Ability to explain complex financial issues in a clear engaging way;
  • Excellent organisational skills – able to manage own workload effectively and work under pressure;
  • Excellent  interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • Able to be self-motivated and take initiative to deliver tasks;
  • Ability to be bold, creative and confident with developing and implementing ideas and strategies;
  • A flexible approach to work – able to respond to additional requirements which may be required;
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Ability to work with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • A positive and credible attitude to money/financial capability;

 

Desirable-

  • A good understanding of some of the following: financial capability, financial inclusion, debt advice, personal finance and money management;
  • A degree qualification;
  • Passionate about the cause; keen to work with people and empower them to be financially capable.

 

Closing date –

25th July 2018 although we may shortlist sooner if we receive a suitable number of high quality applicants before then.

 

Application details –

 

To apply for the role, please provide a CV and covering letter explaining how you are suitable for this role, in particular how you meet the essential & desirable requirements and why you want the role.  Please ensure you make clear which role you are applying for.

To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter (no more than 2 A4 sides) explaining how you are suitable for this role (this should include how you meet the essential & desirable requirements and why you want the role) to jobs@themoneycharity.org.uk

Due to the high number of expected applicants we will not be able to contact those who we do not shortlist.

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Communications & Marketing Manager

Location

London

Salary details

£30,000 – £35,000 dependent on skills and experience.

Additional benefits include 10% non-contributory pension, 25 days holiday, bank holidays, plus 3 further discretionary days between Christmas and New Year when the office closes

Job details

We are looking for an outstanding communications professional to reenergise and revamp our communications and marketing activity. This exciting new role has responsibility for all aspects of communications both strategy development and execution and is a great opportunity for a proven communications professional to make their mark and expand their career.

The Money Charity is the national financial capability charity which helps people across the UK stay on top of their money to help them live happier and more positive lives as a result. We provide financial education, information and advice to young people and adults throughout the UK through workshops and training. We also work with the financial services industry and undertake policy and communications work on relevant issues.

We are looking to recruit a full time member of staff, to manage all aspects of our communications, marketing and press work.  The applicant will take on a pivotal role at an exciting time for the charity. You will be responsible for developing and delivering an integrated and inspiring communications/marketing strategy for the charity to support a refreshed strategy to be launched shortly. The main objectives will be to increase awareness of our work and impact as well as supporting colleagues to ‘sell’ the charity to potential funders and partners.

This is a key role for the charity. You will provide day-to-day oversight of all external marketing activity, to include work on communications, PR, digital/website and social media. We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated individual, able to work collaboratively as part of a small team, and with excellent strategic, marketing and communications skills. A degree-level qualification is desirable, as is some qualification in marketing or equivalent work experience.

Role description –

  • Lead on creation and delivery of organisational communications strategy – consulting with colleagues, and relevant stakeholders to decide focus and prioritisation based upon our newly refreshed strategy.
  • Use a range of techniques to build The Money Charity’s profile amongst the media, national and local government, the education sector and amongst the general public.
  • Support the delivery teams in the marketing of our products and services to both commercial and third sector funders and partners.
  • Create engaging digital content for various social media channels; and manage social media accounts
  • Lead on media relations, including drafting press releases and lines to take, developing relationships with relevant editorial teams and journalists, responding to enquiries from journalists.  Some media monitoring as capacity allows.
  • Editorial oversight and content management of The Money Charity’s website and manage relationship with design/maintenance company
  • Lead on content and design of corporate materials, including: annual report; e-newsletters; marketing materials
  • Coordination of communications and design activities across The Money Charity (acting as a brand guardian), to ensure harmonisation and consistency.
  • Develop and trial innovative ways to increase the accessibility of our messages by using multi-media strategies to reach the general public and other audiences.
  • Ghost-writing articles to appear in national, international, political, online and other media
  • Draft speeches and speaking notes and produce briefings.
  • Assist others with the development of content, including new delivery channels
  • Maintain and develop our stakeholder management database and plan
  • Attend events and promote The Money Charity messages

Applicant requirements–

Essential:

  • Previous experience of working in a number of the following areas is essential communications, marketing, social marketing, as a press officer or as an editor;
  • Proven experience of using marketing techniques to promote/sell an organisation or its products and services
  • A good understanding of social media
  • A good understanding of engaging with the media
  • Ability to write and edit well;
  • Ability to explain complex financial issues in a clear engaging way;
  • Excellent organisational skills – able to manage own workload effectively and work under pressure;
  • Excellent  interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • Able to be self-motivated and take initiative to deliver tasks;
  • Ability to be bold, creative and confident with developing and implementing ideas and strategies;
  • A flexible approach to work – able to respond to additional requirements which may be required;
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Ability to work with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, WordPress, website and image management software;
  • A positive and credible attitude to money/financial capability;

Desirable-

  • A good understanding of finance/money management;
  • A degree qualification;
  • Passionate about the cause; keen to work with people and empower them to be financially capable.

Closing date –

15th July 2018 although we may shortlist sooner if we receive a suitable number of high quality applicants before then.

Application details –

To apply for the role, please provide a CV and covering letter explaining how you are suitable for this role, in particular how you meet the essential & desirable requirements and why you want the role.  Please ensure you make clear which role you are applying for.

To apply for the role, please email a CV and covering letter (no more than 2 A4 sides) explaining how you are suitable for this role (this should include how you meet the essential & desirable requirements and why you want the role) to jobs@themoneycharity.org.uk

Due to the high number of expected applicants we will not be able to contact those who we do not shortlist.

 

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