Finance Coordinator, Permaculture Association

Type of job: 
part time
Closing date for applications: 
Monday, 4 January, 2021
About the Job: 

Are you a capable and experienced finance worker looking to bring your skills to a passionate network committed to positive change? Do you want to work within an ambitious, creative and dynamic team? Are you comfortable working online? Are you confident working across a variety of systems and projects? Are you looking for a flexible working pattern in an organisation committed to good People Care? If so, read on!

The Finance Coordinator at the Permaculture Association keeps all aspects of the finances accurate and up-to-date, reporting to the CEO, Trustees and budget holders on a regular basis. This is a varied, challenging and rewarding post; the Finance Coordinator has a key role in the organisation, working closely with most members of the team, and interacting with partners, funders and members. Responsibilities are outlined in the Job Description, attached.

This post was previously advertised as a Leeds-based office-based role. However, in light of the continuing effects of Covid-19 making use of our office challenging, and because the Association staff team is very well adapted to home-working, we have decided to open up this position as a home-based or office-based opportunity. For applicants outside of Leeds, please note that some travel to Leeds will be required for the initial induction and ongoing meetings. For applicants within the Leeds area, note that while the effects of Covid-19 continue, the ability to work from home is essential.

As an inclusive employer and membership organisation, we want our staff team to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. Therefore we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to creating an organisation that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

We are a small team and we want someone who is conscientious and well organised, able to be flexible, responsive and positive, and prepared to work hard. The post will start with a handover period so that our systems and processes can be passed on smoothly to ensure that the financial work of the organisation can remain stable and consistent during the transition.


  • Background information about the Permaculture Association, our structure and the post
  • Job description and person specification
  • Application form
  • Equal opportunities monitoring form

Key details about the Finance Coordinator role (permanent)

Salary: £22,775.50 pro rata (£9,848.86 per annum)

Hours: 16 hours per week. The Permaculture Association supports flexible working, and this post can be worked on that basis.

Holiday entitlement: 32 days including Bank Holidays pro rata

Place of work: This can be a home-based or an office-based role.
If applying on the basis of a home-based role then the candidate must be willing to travel to Leeds for an in-person induction and ongoing meetings.
If applying on the basis of being primarily office-based, the candidate must be willing and able to work from home while the effects of Covid-19 make that necessary.

Job Purpose:  To enable the Permaculture Association to maintain proper financial records and undertake financial planning, report to stakeholders and process day to day financial transactions.

Duties will cover:

  • Financial management and reporting
  • Employees and volunteer related financial management
  • Budget management with fundraisers
  • Finances at events and other general duties.

The full person specification and job application form is attached, along with an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. Please read the application form carefully and answer all sections fully. CVs will not be accepted.

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 January, 12 midnight. Interviews will be held on 14 January with the successful candidate starting as soon as possible and no later than 15 February.


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