Job Opportunity – Finance and Administration Officer

Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer

Location: Initially home-based; open to office-based, home-based or hybrid working arrangements from anywhere in the UK

Hours: 12 hours per week (core hours to be agreed, ideally spread over three days)

Salary: £29,849 pro-rata per annum

Leave: 28 days pro-rata per annum

Contract: Permanent

Reporting to: Director

Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 6 June 2023

Interview date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Job description and person specification: Asylum Matters Finance and Administration Officer 2023

Asylum Matters is looking for a skilled and committed Finance and Administration Officer to join its small team and support the charity’s work to secure positive change for refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Director and Treasurer to ensure the professional and efficient running of all aspects of the organisation’s finances; and provide vital backing to support and sustain the work of the Director, Deputy Director, staff team and the trustee board. They will be flexible, proactive and able to work both independently and in close liaison with colleagues.

The Asylum Matters team, currently comprising seven staff, is geographically dispersed across the UK. We are a charity that campaigns locally and nationally, in close collaboration with an extensive network of partner organisations, to advocate for progressive change on a range of issues that affect people in the asylum system in the UK. These include the impact of the Government’s new anti-refugee laws; unsuitable accommodation; and poverty. We co-lead the award-winning Lift the Ban coalition campaign, that brings together almost 300 organisations calling for the right to work for people seeking asylum.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with lived experience of the UK asylum system and anyone with lived experience who meets the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK.

Full details of the job description and person specification: Asylum Matters Finance and Administration Officer 2023

Application process

Please email a CV and a supporting statement (no more than two pages) clearly outlining how you meet each of the above person specification criteria to Joanna Spooner at [email protected].

If you have any questions, or would like an informal conversation about the role or about the application process, please contact Paul Hook at [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 10am, Tuesday 6 June 2023.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 20 June 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be given interview questions and tasks in advance to ensure a fair and open recruitment process.

People with lived experience as a refugee and/or of the asylum system who meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

We are sorry that we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.

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