Business & Finance Support Assistant

City of Trees

£22,464 - £24,875 (pro rata, depending on experience)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 3rd June 2024  

Role overview

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the postholder will be responsible for providing finance and administrative support to the organisation, as well as assist with office management duties. Experience in a similar role is preferred, however, training will be provided for the right candidate. We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated and thrives on being part of a busy team.

About City of Trees

We are City of Trees, the community forest for Greater Manchester and registered charity. We plant trees, we look after trees, we promote a culture of trees. We plant trees for people; trees to create better, greener places; to boost health and wellbeing; to enhance green skills; and to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency. We’re rooted here in Greater Manchester, the place we live and work. We are proud to call Greater Manchester home and are passionate about making our region even better, one tree at a time.

Some key duties and responsibilities include:

  • To provide administration support to the organisation
  • To assist with bookkeeping, including processing invoices and purchase orders, manage/record credit card spends and ensuring all financial recording systems are accurate and kept up to date
  • To maintain filing systems in accordance with organisational procedures, including keeping records accurately and securely
  • To monitor office supplies including sourcing and ordering new stock (stationery, kitchen sundries, etc.) while making sure the equipment spreadsheet is up to date
  • To support Operation Manager in liaising with contractors and service providers
  • To organise meetings and maintain the office diary
  • To build strong internal relationships with colleagues and management

Role Requirements:

  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Experience within a similar administrative and financial role
  • Experience of using Quickbooks and other financial software
  • Proficient user of the Microsoft Package including Word, Excel, and Outlook

The postholder will also need a keen eye for detail to process and analyse information, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work autonomously and manage workload is a must, plus having a creative approach and generating new ideas.

The perks:

  • 25 holiday days a year, plus bank holidays (Pro-rata)
  • Flexi-time system
  • Vibrant new office in Trafford Park, right next to a tram stop. Some city centre working too.
  • Opportunities to get outside and get your hands dirty with planting and woodland management days
  • Joining a growing, down to earth team
  • Going home knowing you’ve done something positive for future generations

Additional information:

Hours: Part time 3 days per week, ideally Monday to Wednesday

Contract: Fixed Term (2 Years)

How to apply: Should you be interested in this role, please submit a full CV to our HR Team detailing your relevant skills and experience at [email protected] 

The closing date for this advertisement is 3rd June 2024 with interviews expected to be held on Tuesday 18th June 2024.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.