Finance Manager @ Medact

Salary:   £39,590 per year, pro-rated (annual increments awarded based on tenure)

Contract:  Permanent

Hours:  2 days/14 hours per week with potential to spread hours across multiple days.

Location: The Medact office is in London. Staff work remotely and/or from the office in Hoxton. We work as a team one day per week, and staff based outside London come in at least once a month. Applications from outside London are encouraged.

Apply by: 9am, Monday 12th June 2023

Medact is looking for someone with strong experience of financial management, analysis and reporting to ensure our day-to-day finances and budgets run smoothly and to support effective long-term financial decision-making.


Medact supports the health community to work together towards a world in which everyone can truly achieve and exercise their human right to health. We cover some of the most pressing national and global threats to health and wellbeing including climate change; human rights abuses; conflict and violence; and rising inequality. We’re member-led, and our membership includes nurses, doctors, midwives, academics and others working in health.

We’re a medium-small charity with an annual budget of around £500k. In an increasingly challenging fundraising environment, strong financial management is absolutely crucial to enable us to achieve our goals.

Despite Covid and the huge resource pressures in the NHS, there’s strong energy among health workers to work for a fairer society, and tackle the structures which perpetuate inequality and oppression. Our movement is growing and our power to create change is building. This is an exciting time to join us in a role at the centre of everything we do.

About the role

Medact’s Finance Manager will hold responsibility for our day-to-day financial management, budgeting and financial reporting, and will support the Executive Director in setting yearly budgets and recommending key financial decisions to the Board of Trustees.

We’re a close-knit and supportive team, and we actively work to make sure that part-time colleagues can play a full and enjoyable role in the life of the organisation.

About you

You’ll bring demonstrable skills in organisation-wide financial management, budgeting and reporting, and an understanding of the key elements of management accounting. Highly organised, you’ll have excellent attention to detail and a strategic approach to risk management. A strong team player, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people, and be adept at discussing complex financial issues with those without a financial background. You don’t need to have worked in a campaigning environment before, but you’ll be inspired by our commitment to social justice and health equity.

Job description & person specification

How to apply

Please submit a CV and accompanying cover letter of no more than two pages via our online portal. Please do not state when or where you were educated on your application. We would be grateful if you also complete a copy of our monitoring form.

We generally do not accept applications via email unless you encounter an issue submitting via portal, in which case send your documents to [email protected]

If your application is shortlisted, we will invite you to an interview, which can be conducted online or in person. Interviews will involve a presentation, for which we will ask you to prepare in advance; a written task; and a conversation with a panel of interviewers. If necessary we may ask you to attend a second interview, which will also be conducted online. 

We are happy to reimburse shortlisted candidates for childcare costs and lost wages incurred as a result of attending interview(s). If invited for interview, please share any reasonable adjustment requests, which we will do our very best to accommodate.

Help applying

We have put together a guide with some advice on how to write your application.

We also have a member of the team on hand to talk to any candidates who would like further advice on whether or how to apply. This team member won’t be involved in the recruitment process and any chats will be kept completely confidential. If you think this could be helpful for you please email [email protected]

Key dates

Applications will close at 9am, Monday 12th June 2023.

Interviews will begin w/c 19th June 2023.

Second round interviews, if necessary, will take place w/c June 26th.

Our recruitment principles

Medact aims to be an inclusive and supportive employer, and we recognise that recruitment processes don’t work for everyone. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the NGO sector, and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class or have a working class background. If you have any questions or uncertainties about this position, and whether you are right for it, please do get in touch.