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Finance & Governance Assistant

Vacancy Details

Salary: £27,472 - £29,091 per annum
Location: Burghfield Common - Central Office
Region: South East
Job Type: Specialist Professional
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 01/04/2021
Date Posted: 12/03/2020
Reference: 0000037683


Job Title: Finance & Governance Assistant
Location: Burghfield Common, Reading, RG7 3YG
Salary: £27,472 - £29,091 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week

The role
The Finance & Governance Assistant helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by providing proactive, efficient and confidential support to the CFO and Company Secretary on the Board of Trustee sub-committees, to enable them to operate efficiently and effectively.  

Who we’re looking for
You will have previous experience working within a similar role and possess a ‘can-do’ attitude. You will be financially literate, and confident in extracting information from financial reports and be adept at using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint) to create and format accessible documents.

The ability to work as part of a team across all levels of seniority and with external advisors andmaintain confidentiality is also essential for this role.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to being successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

How to apply
Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close adverts early. 

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.


Salary: £27,472 - £29,091 per annum
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