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.
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 upload a CV and a cover letter of no more than two A4 pages setting out why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the person specification. Please do not state when or where you were educated on your application.
Please also complete a copy of our monitoring form.
If you have issues with uploading your application please email it 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.
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]
Applications will close at 9am, Monday 6th February 2023.
Interviews will begin w/c Monday 13th February 2023.
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.