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Finance and Administration Officer

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this position and so, unfortunately, will not be able to reply to individuals who have been unsuccessful.

About Good Law Project

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold government and others to account through challenges in the courts, or through campaigning for positive change. We are a small and young organisation, but we have been expanding quickly, with increasingly prominent and successful legal cases: we had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament 18 months ago and have more recently been
shining a bright light on the government’s award of PPE contracts and jobs to their friends and associates. We raise funds directly from the public for our work in the public interest, and operate on a not for profit basis. We are brave, honest and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values.

We are looking for a Finance and Administration Officer to undertake Good Law Project’s book-keeping and accounting, and to carry out administrative responsibilities, including managing and servicing the organisation’s inbox, on an effective, efficient and timely basis.

You can read the full job description and person specification here.

You will report to our Chief Operating Officer. You can see how the role fits into the current GLP team at the end of this application information.

Hours: 35 hours per week, over 5 days

Salary: £30,000

Contract type: permanent, after completion of 3 months’ probation

Location: Remote currently due to COVID-19; ultimately working in central London with some flexibility.

Essential experience and attributes

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience and knowledge of using accounting systems
  • Experience of preparing management accounts and other financial reports 
  • Part qualified, working towards an accounting qualification or professionally qualified by experience
  • Excellent planning, organisation and administration skills
  • Very good written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge and experience of office/administration systems and processes
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Excellent collaboration and team working skills
  • Strong service/support ethos
  • Good IT skills including mainstream applications

To apply, please send us one 3-page document consisting of your CV (max one page) with a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the requirements, together with the details of two referees to, with the subject line “Finance and Administration Officer”.

Deadline for applications: 11:30pm, 5th April 2021

We intend to hold interviews via Zoom on the 13th April.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage.

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