Bridport, Dorset
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Part-time, 2 to 3 hours per week working mainly from home
Job description


A professional Finance person who understands accounts and business planning, you are used to contributing at a strategic level and seeking an opportunity to give something back to the local community whilst learning a tremendous amount along the way. A team player capable of working in a small team that is the functioning heart of a small/medium sized organisation, you are prepared to roll up your sleeves when required and, preferably but not necessarily, familiar with the VCSE sector.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES mostly working from home for around 2/3 hours per week:

•             Liaising with and supporting the Bookkeeper (who is self-employed), supervising financial accounting and reporting to ensure compliance with the Charity Commission, Companies House and HMRC regulations.

•             Ensuring controls are in place on income and expenditure, and financial regulatory compliance

•             Overseeing income, expenditure and cash flow and minimising BADT’s exposure to VAT and tax etc.

•             Liaising with the Chair on Grant, Council and other funding applications requiring financial information and with external auditors/examiners as required.

Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee established in 2009 and currently run mainly by a team of 8 experienced and highly motivated Volunteer Trustees. The Trust works in partnership to identify, plan and deliver regenerative projects that meet local need and provide long term economic, educational and community benefit to the town and beyond with the one key criteria for BADT support being that of sustainability. 

And in relation to sustainability a spokesman for BADT said “the Trust’s finances are currently stable and the projections are for a sustainable level of income over the next 3 years”.

BADT’s most recent successes are two major renovation and refurbishment projects. The Georgian style, Literary and Scientific Institute a historic Grade 2* listed building in the centre of Bridport built in 1834, has been brought back into use after lying empty since 1997 and becoming derelict, saving the public purse around £1million in the process. Another Jewel in BADT’s Crown is the West Bay Discovery Centre a former Methodist Chapel and now an award-winning visitor centre providing an insight into the hidden history of West Bay and the Jurassic coast by bringing to life local stories and fascinating facts about the natural, using interactive experiences that make learning fun for all ages.

If you are interested in applying for the role and finding out more then please send BADT a copy of your CV with a covering email explaining why and what you have to offer.


More about Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT)
Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT)

Bridport Area Development Trust  was the forerunner of several other Development Trusts in Dorset including Lyme Regis DT, Swanage... Read more

Refreshed on: 19 October 2021
Closed date: 01 November 2021
Job ref: TREAS20
Tags: Finance, Governance

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