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Finance Officer/Book Keeper

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation
Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Job Role
Credit Control
Contract Type
Full Time
HIWCF are seeking an experienced Finance Officer/Bookkeeper to join our dynamic and aspirational small team.

The role is hybrid working - the successful candidate will work mainly from home but is required to travel in/around Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the IOW at least monthly.

Reporting directly to the CEO, this role is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge. The role will be overseen by a part time Finance Manager, who will produce management accounts, annual accounts, budgets, forecasts etc. Part time work will be considered for the right candidate.

Our financial information is highly visible to our donors and grantees, so this role is a crucial enabler for the effective delivery of all areas of our work. The Finance Officer/Bookkeeper will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of accurate and timely finance administration, across two databases (currently Sage and Salesforce). This is a vital role within HIWCF, as high quality finance information is fundamental to our role and reputation in the region as a trusted partner for our fundholders and grantees.

Key tasks are detailed in the job specification on our website.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Qualified or part qualified accountant or Bookkeeper
  • Qualified by experience considered
  • At least three years’ experience within a similar role
  • Experience in the not for profit sector preferred
  • Experience in handling large volumes of transactions from investment portfolios an advantage

Person Specification
  • Committed to and motivated by equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Highly accurate and able to check own work
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Reliable, honest, tolerant, determined and well presented
  • Able to travel around Hampshire/IOW as and when required, without overnight stays

Essential skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Highly proficient in MS Office products and familiar with databases and other software

  • Knowledge of the voluntary and community sector, particularly in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight

Terms and Conditions


The role is hybrid - the successful candidate will work approximately 90% from home, but will be required to travel in the region at least monthly. A monthly allowance is paid to all staff for home working, which contributes to the cost of wifi connection etc. Although it is not compulsory for the candidate to be based within Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton or the Isle of Wight, suitable candidates applying from this area will be prioritised. The successful candidate must be able to travel within this region without requiring overnight accommodation.


On appointment remuneration will be a gross full time salary of £28k to £32k depending on experience.

Probation Period

The post is subject to our standard six-month probationary period and is offered on a permanent contract. However, as with all Foundation posts, it is dependent upon funds available to support the post. Four weeks’ notice is required by either side to terminate the contract.


The successful candidate is welcome to apply to join the pension scheme after their six-month probationary period has been successfully passed. HIWCF will contribute 5% as long as the employee contributes a minimum of 3%.


37 hours per week. Part time will be considered for the right candidate.


25 days a year (pro rata if part time). In addition, three days holiday are given between Christmas and the New Year plus Public Holidays, but these do not form part of the annual leave provision.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We select candidates and make appointments in line with our equity, diversity and inclusion policy. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from minoritised backgrounds or with lived experience of any area of our work.

Recruitment details and schedule
    • Apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Jo Dakin, Office Administrator. Please include details of three referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent line manager. (We will not contact them unless you are offered the role.)
    • Please confirm in your application that you are eligible to work in the UK. If offered the role, you will be required to provide evidence of your eligibility.
    • Applications close at 12 noon on Wednesday 26th June.
    • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for first interview by Zoom, which will take place during the week of 1st July.
    • Candidates selected for second interview will be invited for an in person interview in either Winchester or Southampton, during the week of 8th July.

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