Application Deadline

Job Title: Finance Officer (Groups) 

Responsible to: Senior Finance Officer (Groups)

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

Contract: Part-time; Fixed Term to 31 March 2019

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

Hours: 24 hours per week: Monday to Friday

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 how we can make the biggest difference to improving the care and support available to bereaved parents and families, and building on our success in raising awareness of the issues relating to stillbirth and neonatal death. This is an especially exciting time at Sands as we reposition to become the leading charity in the sector. 

About the role

Sands highly values the work of all of its teams including the invaluable work delivered throughout the UK by our network of Groups and Volunteers who are supported centrally via offices based in Belfast (Portadown), London (Victoria) and Glasgow.

The priority for this new and exciting role, based in London, Victoria, is to support the Finance and Networks & Volunteering teams at Sands to develop, complement and consolidate this work from a finance perspective.

This will include contributing to the development, implementation and maintenance of an appropriate financial framework to support Sands’ work across the Group Networks, including project planning, resourcing and fundraising activities.  

This pivotal role will be central to a renewed focus on network activity which will support the work of Groups and Volunteers in local communities across the four devolved nations; ensuring that Sands meets the demand for local services and projects in a sustainable and viable way. 

The role will have a ‘people-first’ focus while providing a responsive and high-quality response in meeting these needs which may range from supporting day-to-day banking arrangements, providing financial summaries and updates and ensuring that Groups and Volunteers are appropriately resourced to deliver Sands’ services in their local communities. 

Solid financial ‘know-how’ and strong people skills are therefore essential to this role, coupled with a demonstrable empathy with the values and aims of Sands.

How to apply

Please forward a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the person specification to by the closing date below.

Please also complete the diversity monitoring form and send this with your application. 

Closing date for applications: 27 July 2018 (midnight)

Interview Date: Week commencing 13 August 2018

Application Information 

Diversity Monitoring Form

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All Interviews will be held at our Head Office at:

Victoria Charity Centre, Ground Floor, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Telephone: 020 7436 7940