London, Greater London
£30,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Overview of the role

Playing a central role within a small, growing team, Borne’s Finance & Office Manager provides financial, administrative and organisational support to the Chief Operating Officer and Executive team, enabling the effective running of the charity.

The ideal candidate is a motivated individual who can multi-task and has a high attention to detail. We are looking for someone who is extremely organised, self-motivated and makes things happen. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who has the drive and ambition to develop as Borne continues to grow.



Key responsibilities


  • Finance administration (50%) - You will be a key point of coordination for the charity’s financial processes and responsible for managing the relationship with our external accountants.​
  • Office administration (20%) - You will oversee the running of the charity’s office and liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure the provision of all requirements.​
  • Charity governance (10%) - You will assist the COO with charity governance and the Board of Trustees.​
  • Risk Management (10%) – You will work with the COO to review and implement an effective risk management policy for the charity.​
  • Human Resources (10%) – You will oversee the human resources aspects of the charity.


Essential skills


  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role with finance and office management duties.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in managing financial processes and accounting systems for payroll, invoice processing and financial reconciliation.
  • Experience in working with CRM systems for fundraising, record-keeping and GDPR compliance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to tailor communications to a range of senior audiences.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload, multi-task, work to tight and changing deadlines.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build good working relationships within the office and with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Possess strong judgment and discretion, ability to recognise urgency/sensitivity of issues arising with high profile donors, ambassadors or stakeholders to handle tactfully and escalate in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently with initiative, and well as part of a team.



About Borne

Borne is a young medical research charity at the forefront of funding preterm birth research to make childbirth safer for mothers and babies. The research that we support has changed our understanding of labour, taken forward promising new treatments to delay the onset of premature labour and improved clinicians’ knowledge and ability to manage complicated pregnancies.

Our fundraising events bring together the influential, curious and passionate to raise awareness and funding to stop premature birth. Our supporters help us create unique experiences that help grow our network of support and broaden the impact of our research. Our Patrons and Ambassadors include British icon Dame Darcey Bussell, rugby great Will Greenwood MBE, television personality Jason Fox, golf champion Francesco Molinari, fashion icon Erin O’Connor, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and tennis champion Greg Rusedski; they are all passionate and proactive in their support of Borne.

We hold family life, the health of mothers and babies and scientific excellence at the heart of everything we do. Research provides the foundations for lasting change, and our work has the potential to give millions of babies around the world a better start in life, unaffected by disability caused by being born too soon.



How to apply

Please send us your CV and cover letter by close of business Wednesday, 5th February 2020
A shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend two rounds of interviews on the week commencing Monday 10th February 2020. 


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Posted on: 22 January 2020
Closed date: 05 February 2020
Job ref: Finance & Office Manager
Tags: Finance, Operations

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