London, Greater London
£28,000 - £32,000 per year
Contract, Part-time, 7.5 hours a day, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance and HR Officer to get involved at the heart of a growing charity, with scope to develop the role as the organisation continues to expand. The Finance and HR Officer will manage the day to day processes of the Operations function, including Finance, HR, IT and Governance, while also providing office management support and managing the CEO’s diary.

Post type: Full-time, fixed-term (24 months). Flexible arrangements will be considered.

Reports to: Operations and Finance Director

About us

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) enables professional economists from across the private, public and third sectors to volunteer their skills to tackle some of the most pressing issues in society. Working with our network of experienced consultant economists, our volunteers help charities and social enterprises appreciate their economic and social impact and so improve their overall effectiveness. We have worked with over 400 charities across the third sector since our inception in 2009.

We have embarked on an exciting new phase of our development, adding a dedicated in-house research and policy function to supplement our charity projects with new ‘macro’ insights into the value and the potential of civil society in the 2020s. Armed with new content, we want to play an enhanced role in helping shape the policy debate in the UK through a programme of public events, media engagement and contact with different layers of government.

Main duties & tasks:


  • Bookkeeping, including management of our Xero accounts, invoice entry, reconciliations, managing expenses and payroll journals and internally reporting income
  • Managing the monthly payment run, bank accounts and payroll (outsourced)
  • Raising invoices and dealing with outstanding payments
  • Assisting the Operations and Finance Director with general finance administration duties


  • Managing the recruitment process
  • Onboarding new joiners
  • Maintenance of staff information
  • Administration of the performance review process
  • Assisting with staff surveys

Office Management and IT

  • Maintaining adequate office supplies
  • Liaising with the landlord and external suppliers
  • Liaising with the external IT support team to ensure IT issues are resolved quickly
  • Answering the phone and managing shared mailboxes

Executive Support

  • Diary management and ad hoc support to the CEO as required 


  • Helping to set up Board and committee meetings and monitoring attendance
  • Taking minutes at Board and committee meetings
  • Maintaining charity information on the Charity Commission and Companies House

  • Any other duties as deemed reasonable by the line manager.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with experience of working in a similar role, ideally within a charity, but we also welcome candidates moving into the sector.  The role would suit candidates with an excellent eye for detail and with excellent organisational skills.

Ideal characteristics include:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • A keen eye for detail and a great level of accuracy
  • Proficiency in Excel and Xero
  • Experience in book-keeping
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly as part of a small team in a fast-moving environment
  • A commitment to PBE’s focus on using economics to drive wellbeing improvements in the UK
Refreshed on: 23 January 2021
Closed date: 08 February 2021
Tags: Finance, Human Resources

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