Finance Assistant (maternity cover)
Salary is in the range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum full time equivalent – depending on experience
Temporary post, 35 hours per week
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is seeking a Finance Assistant to assist with all aspects of the financial processing for the expanding operations of the Trust and its subsidiary companies, based at our Head Office in Norwich.
The post holder will report to the Trust’s Finance Officer and undertake all aspects of financial processing using the Sage 200 financial system, together with assisting with general financial and clerical duties including preparing sales invoices, BACs payments and collating the weekly banking for the Trust and its subsidiary companies. The post holder will also provide backup cover for the Trust’s reception function at lunchtime and other times as required.
The successful candidate will have at least one year’s relevant financial processing experience, together with experience of using Sage 200 or equivalent accounting software and good organisational skills.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 18 March 2020
Interviews are due to take place in Norwich on 27 March 2020
Broads South Reserves Lead Officer
Salary in the range £21,000- £22,000 per annum
Woods & Heaths Reserves Lead Officer
We are excited to be able to offer two new Lead Officer roles. One based in the Woods and Heaths team, and the other in the Broads South team. The roles afford the opportunity to be able to use your skills for the conservation of natural habitats.
The Lead Officer posts will be involved in management of some of the region’s most important wildlife sites, and develop valuable skills in maintenance, restoration and protection of our nature reserves.
Most of our woodland nature reserves are ancient woodland, and include some of the best examples of bluebell woods in the county. The other sites within the area include important heath and mire, and are home to key species such as great crested newt, nightjar, woodlark, keeled skimmer dragonfly, and marsh gentian. Most are designated SSSIs; Foxley Wood is also a National Nature Reserve.
NWT reserves within the Broads South area are managed for diverse wildlife and the many visitors that enjoy this unique area. Some of the species benefiting from the Trust’s management work are bittern, swallowtail butterfly, Norfolk hawker dragonfly, marsh harrier, otter and crane.
Our main benefits are:
- Working for an organisation that makes a real difference to the wildlife and people of Norfolk.
- 25 days annual leave per annum (3 to be taken at Christmas) plus 8 statutory holidays. Annual leave rises by one day per year until a maximum of 30 days per annum is reached.
- A working week of 37.5 hrs per week with some out of hours work for which time off in lieu is granted.
- Pension: we contribute 8% of your salary in to our scheme with Aviva from the start of your employment with a 2% minimum contribution.
- Employee Assistance Programme
NWT owns and manages a diverse range of sites across Norfolk including the Trust’s nature reserves (around 66), 5 visitor centres and HQ at Bewick House in Norwich. The Trust employs around 75 staff as well as 500 volunteers working across the organisation.
Unless you have been informed separately, previous applications for these roles will not be considered.
Please note that this vacancy is on hold at the present time
Local Fundraisers - Part-Time/Seasonal(March-October)
Salary: Freelance/self employed/seasonal (typically March-October)
You could start soon by applying today!
Closing date: Applications accepted all year round
Location: Vacancies throughout Norfolk
Are you passionate about the region’s wildlife and looking to earn some extra income by doing something that you really believe in? Would you like to help Norfolk Wildlife Trust achieve its aim of finding new members in your local area and beyond? If you enjoy walking, and have around 15 hours a week to spare, primarily during weekday evenings, then we would love you to become a Local Fundraiser.
You will be working in your local area for FMR Solutions Ltd (established 1995) a specialist wildlife charity membership recruitment agency, on behalf of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Our “Soft Approach” method secures committed and generous supporters who remain members long term. The work is generally seasonal, from March until the end of October. However, some of our Local Fundraisers also work through the winter months. Local Fundraisers use the unique 'Soft Approach' method, which involves you going door to door in the more prosperous areas. However, unlike other “face to face” fundraising jobs, there is no selling or persuading involved. Your attitude will be friendly and informal. We use a booklet about the Trust to do the “selling”. It’s your job to get the booklet out to interested people and to help with the “sign-up” via direct debit, if people decide to become members. Norfolk Wildlife Trust is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and adheres to its standards.
- Outdoor work, involving walking
- Travel by car or bicycle will be required
- Local Fundraisers required from March 2020, but start date flexible
- No hard selling involved
- Training given
Initially, during a 2-week Trial Period, you will work 15 hours per week Monday - Friday evenings, paid at £10 per hour.
The Trial Period is for you to discover if you enjoy doing this kind of work and for us to discover if you are likely to make a success of it. The hourly rate is paid irrespective of the end result, and should be regarded as a "safety net" so that those who are sceptical about our “Soft Approach” method can try it without any financial risk to themselves or the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
After a successful 2-week Trial Period, you could earn on average £54 per direct debit “sign-up”, so £702 - £1170* per month achievable, - on a freelance/self-employed basis. Earnings could be more or less than this. The end result is somewhat unpredictable. But there are no targets to meet, and you have complete flexibility regarding the hours/the days you work. *3-5 sign-ups” per week.
FMR Solutions Ltd is working on behalf of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, helping to raise public awareness and critical funding. If you'd like to know more about the Local Fundraiser post and apply, please visit www.fmrsolutions.co.uk (Please note no other NWT vacancies are dealt with by FMR Solutions. You can find information on how to apply for these roles within the Job Details for each vacancy.)