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Finance Volunteer

FINANCE VOLUNTEER

To apply for this role, please visit http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/What-is-Fairtrade/Work-for-us/Volunteer-with-us/Finance-Volunteer and send a completed volunteering application form to volunteering@fairtrade.org.uk by Tuesday, 3rd October 2017.

The Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal. The FAIRTRADE Mark is the best known and most trusted ethical mark amongst UK consumers.

Volunteer Role Title: Finance Volunteer
Reports to: Finance Manager
Role description: We are looking for a volunteer to assist in our finance department.

Commitment: Ideally we would like to have a volunteer for 2 days per week for at least 3 months.
This arrangement is not intended to be legally binding or to create a contract.

Tasks include:
- Accurately processing authorised purchase invoices in the finance system
- Getting the finance filing up to date and archiving historical files
- Chasing staff for the outstanding credit card expenses and cash advance forms
- Update how to guides (procedure documents) related to the purchase ledger function


Skills required:

- Good attention to detail
- Good IT skills – understanding of MS Excel, Word and Outlook
- Effective team-working skills
- Good communication skills – verbal and written
- Genuine interest in finance

What will you have learned / achieved by the end of this assignment?

- You will have gained valuable experience of working within a finance team and interacting with colleagues in various departments
- You will have gained experience/ understanding of the Purchase ledger function
- You will have gained experience of working in a reputable charity
- You will have achieved getting the filing up to date and archived historical financial records
- You will have achieved updating the how to guides
- You will have achieved getting staff submitting their credit card expenses and cash advances within agreed deadlines.


What are the hours?

Flexible, but normally 10.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday

Location
Unless otherwise stated, positions are based at the Fairtrade Foundation's offices in the Minories, Aldgate EC3N 1DY.


Do I get expenses?
We refund travel expenses (maximum £15 per day, preferably off peak) on production of a receipt or ticket and actual expenses incurred for lunch to the value of £5 on production of receipts, if volunteering for more than four hours a day or over the lunch period.

We regret that we are unable to assist non-UK residents who are planning to volunteer during a short stay in the UK with visa applications, finding accommodation etc.

The Fairtrade Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Applications:

To apply for this role, please send a completed volunteering application form to volunteering@fairtrade.org.uk by Tuesday, 3rd October 2017.

How To Apply

Job Reference:

Fairtrade Volunteer

Contact Details:

Faye Pooke
Director of Maine Charity
faye.pooke@mainecharity.co.uk

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