Finance Assistant


Recruiting Organisation: Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove (AUKWSBH)   

Working hours : Flexible (part or full time) 22.5 – 37 hours p/w

Salary: c£43,000 FTE (possibly more for the right candidate)
Location: Flexible/Hybrid


Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, is an independent local charity working in the community to help older people, their families and their carers. Their vision is to inspire and enable people in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove to Love Later Life. To do this, they provide an array of services and activities that meet the needs and interests of the communities they support, providing opportunities for people to get out, have fun, socialise and build friendships. It really is a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people’s lives.


They are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to become Head of Finance. The role represents a chance to work with an ambitious charity, which even in the current financial climate is looking to grow.  Funding comes from a range of sources including income from contracts, grants, donations and trusts, alongside income from paid for services. They have headquarters and several other premises across West Sussex, Brighton and Hove.

The role will involve

  • continuing the journey of modernisation,
  • managing a small excellent team, covering Finance and IT Support.
  • The remit of the role covers financial strategy, delivery of the year end accounts and audit in-line with the charity SORP.
  • You will need to deliver reports to the Senior Leadership Team, Trustees, donors and funders
  • Will manage budgeting & forecasting, as well as overseeing payroll, financial controls and taxation and business partnering to the rest of the organisation, whilst supporting the charity to make excellent decisions.

Outside of finance the role covers some governance, compliance, and managing the small inhouse IT team. The role will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

This is an exciting and varied role which would best suit a fully-qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA accountant with prior experience in a similarly broad and senior role in the charity sector.

There is flexibility to undertake this role on a full or part-time basis (minimum 22.5 hours a week working across 3 days). They offer hybrid working with the expectation to spend at least 1 day per week in the office.  This can be from a choice of one of their premises including, Brighton, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Bognor Regis or Haywards Heath) and the remaining time can be worked from home.

If you believe you have the skills, experience and passion to become new Head of Finance then they look forward to you joining them.


At AWSBH, staff benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Option
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro-rata for part time staff
  • Health Cash Plan

As an employer, they want to see the diversity of our communities reflected in the workforce. They believe that employing a rich mix of people from a range of different backgrounds with fresh ideas and different perspectives is key to enabling them to continually improve our services to the diverse communities they serve. They welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community.

They are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is as inclusive as possible for everyone and this includes making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.


To arrange an informal chat, please contact Sarah Watson, Chief Financial Officer on 07808 760101  or email


For Job Description & Application form please click here.


To apply please complete an application form or email your CV with a full covering letter as to why you are suitable for the role to


Closing date: 9 Mar 2023

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