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New exciting opportunity to join us at The Limes!

This 12 month paid internship, is a newly created role that is funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation Internship Programme. This programme aims to give young people aged 18 - 25 years a flying start in the charity sector.  As well as supporting and being supported by the Limes, you will receive direct support from the Foundation through a series of events and be able to apply for your own training fund to support your professional development (with our help!).

Finance & Facilities Officer

At The Limes, we ensure that our children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. With that principle in mind, we are keen to recruit a Finance & Facilities Officer who shares our vision and our values.

The role will introduce you to the many and varied tasks & areas of work involved in working for a charity.  Can you multitask and give attention to detail?  Are you comfortable communicating with a diverse range of people?  Do you have a range of different skills that you are looking to put to good use? If so, we want to meet you!

How to apply: If you have a disability and require any assistance in completing the form, please call the Limes on the contact number above. The decision to shortlist you for interview will be based solely on the information you provide in your application form.

Please refer to the Job Profile and Person Specification when completing Relevant Experience, as this space will provide you with the opportunity to tell us how you meet the selection criteria for the job.

Rather than simply repeating your career history, look at the skills and experience required by the job and give specific examples of work or actions that show you have the required skills. Do not forget to include any skills and experience that you have gained outside full time employment.

Applications close 5pm Friday 30 August 2019.

Should you not hear from us by 5pm, Tuesday 3 September 2019, you can assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.  We hope you understand we take this approach in order to save The Limes, the time and postage costs.

Formal and informal interviews will take place on Wednesday 4 September 2019. Employment to commence as soon as possible and not later than 13th September 2019. Please note you will be required to attend the residential launch of the Jack Petchey Internship Programme on 26 - 27 September 2019.

Please carefully read the Job Profile and the Person Specification below.

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Person reports to: Head of Finance & Facilities                        
Salary £20,298 pa pro rata
Hours 37 hours per week, occasional evenings & weekend working may be required
Contract 1 year fixed term



This post is part of the Jack Petchey Foundation Internship programme.

This post supports the operational work of The Limes.

You will work closely with managers and other colleagues to ensure The Limes is dynamic and responsive in its delivery of services to the public through the efficient operation of the Centre, by providing support to the finance, administrative, facilities and reception teams.

The role is broad reaching and will appeal to those looking to expand their knowledge in all areas of running a small charity.

 Additional Support from the Jack Petchey Foundation Internship programme

This role is provided with additional support events for the Jack Petchey Foundation which you will be required. They include, but are not limited to:

26-27 September 2019 Launch Conference including overnight stay in Chingford

February-March 2020 one-day Review Conference

Additionally, you will be supported to apply directly to the Jack Petchey Foundation for training funds to support your professional development 


We are looking for someone with a natural curiosity and a willingness to learn, in order to support all areas of our small charity’s unique work. You will have great attention to detail but bring with you the energy and a fresh pair of eyes to offer a different perspective. You will have a genuine desire to champion the rights & voice of the disabled children and young people we work with. You will be happy to roll up your sleeves and carry out hands on tasks and you will value the variety of your work.

The role will support the Head of Finance & Facilities and the Chief Executive with a broad remit of administrative tasks. Many tasks may be one off ‘start & finish’ items, others may be regular and on-going. The sort of things you may be asked to do (with appropriate training, if required) include:

To support the day to day financial tasks such as cashing up, banking, preparing simple spreadsheets

To support the Chief Executive with fundraising tasks such as research, uploading reports, preparing requested data 

To support facilities tasks such as booking contractors, carrying out minor repairs, completing of risk assessments, monitoring maintenance contracts, IT tasks

To support the Head of Finance & Facilities to ensure The Limes complies with all Employment and Health & Safety legislation and maintaining HR policies

To cover reception as required, once training in this function has been completed 

To research and support on the Policy Review Process

To support the Governance function with administrative tasks that may be required by the Trustees

Generic Responsibilities/Tasks

To attend all relevant internal and external meetings

To communicate effectively both within The Limes and external agencies

To participate in regular supervision and undertake personal and professional development

To comply with the organisations policies and procedures including Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding children and young adults and GDPR

To understand and uphold our Safeguarding procedures at all times

Financial tasks

Daily cashing up, weekly banking preparations

Collate and present budget data relating to different projects

Data entry on the accounting software

Support the Head of Finance & Facilities in the preparation & completion of returns to the Charity Commission, HMRC, Companies House and other regulatory bodies to ensure that The Limes meets its statutory and regulatory requirements

Building management – To support the head of Finance & Facilities to:

Ensure the upkeep of the premises, liaising with contractors and suppliers and reviewing and updating maintenance contracts and scheduled

Oversee and ensure the effective maintenance of all IT equipment including printers and computers, telephones, faxes and photocopiers

Liaise with contractors where necessary and to review and update maintenance contracts

Ensure facilities, reception office supplies, health & safety are managed effectively

Manage the housekeeping of the office including cleaning staff/services

Manage the maintenance of office furniture and equipment, replacing items as necessary within agreed budgets

Ensure adherence to health & Safety policy and procedures

Other duties as required to support our IT requirements including procuring new equipment

HR Function

To provide support for any review of staff policies

To support the administrative processes of recruitment, selection and induction of staff and volunteers

To support the maintenance of personnel files, including records of leave, staff expenses, supervision and training etc

To work closely with the Data Controller and ensure that The Limes complies with GDPR legislation

Support Services

To be an active member of The Limes administrative tem

To undertake all tasks in accordance with the company’s Diversity and Equality Policy

To undertake other activities from time to time and may be reasonably required by the CEO

Please note: This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity only. The Limes is a small charity and as such all staff are expected to vary their duties as necessary to meet the needs of the organisation


Equal Opportunities

The organisation has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.


Requirement Essential/Desirable Method of Measurement

NVQ2 or higher in Business Administration or similar


Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability

to work with a wide range of people, including trustees,

members, staff, staff & managers of other agencies

E AP, I, T

Information research, retrieval and collation using internet/web based systems  


Systematic approach – Completer/finisher         


Basic knowledge and understanding of charity law

Computer Literacy, able to use Outlook, word, excel and the ability to learn software (inc. accounting  and data management software) E AP,I, T

Knowledge of Health & Safety and employment legislation



Requirement Essential/Desirable Method of Measurement
Experience of building or venue management D AP, I

Experience of office or stock room management

Methodical and organised approach to tasks with an eye to detail E AP, I

Experience of book keeping and basic budget management skills

Experience of working within an inner city multi-cultural environment D AP, I
Experience of providing IT advice D AP, I

Experience of advising on HR issues


Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector


Other requirements

Requirement Essential/Desirable Method of Measurement
A knowledge of and commitment to diversity and equality policy practice E AP, I
Willingness and ability to work flexibly to meet the job requirements E AP
Ability to work occassional evenings and weekends E AP
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check E I


Jack Petchey Foundation
Closing date: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 17:00