Application Deadline

Job Title: Finance Officer

Reporting to: Finance & IT Manager 

Location: Sands, Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Contract: Permanent, part-time

Salary: £25,500 per annum pro rata plus £3,400 per annum London Weighting Allowance

Hours: 24 hours per week

About Sands

Every single day in the UK, in spite of medical advances, 15 babies are stillborn or die within the first 28 days of life.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby through our Helpline and our 100 Groups nationwide across the 4 devolved nations.
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care by transforming the culture and practice of perinatal bereavement care through our accredited training programmes and resources.
  • Promotes changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives by funding high impact research projects that identify the causes of stillbirth and point to ways of reducing their incidence.

The charity has grown its income by over 40% since 2012 and, as part of its strategic plan to 2020, is focusing on long term growth, sustainability and success!  This is an especially exciting time at the charity as it repositions to become the leading charity in sector.


About the role

Sands is seeking to appoint a Finance Officer, based in the charity’s London offices in Victoria. The successful candidate will possess excellent relationship-management and technical skills to take full ownership of key financial operations such as accounts payables and ensure the smooth and effective running of our finance function.

In this key and customer-facing role, the post-holder will need to be able to use accounts packages e.g. Sage L50 to a high standard and have a good knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping and basic accounting principles.

A positive and pro-active attitude is essential, along with strong organisational skills plus the ability to prioritise and multi-task. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are essential as the post-holder will frequently deal with external and internal customers at all levels.

The post-holder must be able to demonstrate a high level of commitment to Sands’ Core Aims and Strategic Objectives.


How to apply

To Apply please return a completed application form and monitoring form to by the closing date.

Closing date: 5:00pm Friday 3rd November 2017

Interview date: week commencing 6th November 2017

Application information.

Application form.

Diversity Monitoring Form.

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been shortlisted.