Application Deadline

Job Title: Finance Officer (Part-time, Fixed-term)

Responsible to: Finance and IT Manager

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

Contract: 6-month fixed-term contract

Salary: £25,500 per annum pro rata plus £3400 per annum pro rata London Weighting Allowance

Hours: 20 Hours per Week (10.00am – 2.00pm, Monday to Friday)


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

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care
  • Promotes and funds research that could help to reduce loss of babies’ lives.

Sands is looking for an experienced Finance Officer with a relevant qualification (such as AAT or studying for similar) who will take full take full ownership of key financial operations such as accounts receivables and accounts payables, supporting the team in the management of other areas of the Finance & Resources functions to ensure the smooth running of its operations.

The post-holder will be responsible for tracking and resolving outstanding payment issues and generate weekly aging reports in a timely manner. A good knowledge of general accounting principles is required, as well as proficiency in using Sage L50 accounting software and MS Office (especially Excel).

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

Above all, the post-holder must be able to demonstrate empathy with the values and aims of Sands

Closing date: 18th November 2016 (please note closes at 12pm)

Interview date: 25th November 2016

Application information. 

Application form. 

Equal opportunities 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 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been shortlisted.