Finance Assistant

Location: Canterbury

Status: Permanent - Part Time between 21 - 28 hours per week Monday to Friday

Salary: £21,750 FTE; Pro Rata dependent on hours (£13,050 - £17,400)

Closing date: 09/11/2023

The Role:

Are you a driven and growing finance professional looking for an opportunity where you can build a successful and flourishing career? Then our Finance Assistant role may be right for you.  We are looking to add a Finance Assistant to our small friendly finance team.  Reporting directly to the Finance Controller and working closing with our Finance Officer – Purchase Ledger you will be assisting in the accurate accounting of our income and expenditure for the charity,

This is a challenging and varied role which offers excellent exposure to a variety of accounts functions including sales ledger, purchase ledger, credit control, reconciliations, and preparing monthly payment runs.

This post is based at our Canterbury site on a part time basis of between 21-28 hours worked over 5 days (Monday – Friday).  The pro rata salary would be between £13,050 – £17,400 dependent on hours.   Annual leave entitlement would be pro rata based on 34 days (including bank holidays);

An example of hours could be 10am – 2pm/3pm/4pm  or 9am – 5pm 3/4 days a week, so is really a flexible working pattern, to fit around busy lives and offer a good work life balance.

About You:

In order to be successful in the role of Finance Assistant, you will need a strong varied accounts background, the ability to pay attention to detail with a high level of accuracy. You will have a confident approach to your duties with the ability to undertake a multitude of tasks as well as having excellent communication and IT skills. You should also be able to work with minimal supervision, be organised, with the ability to meet deadlines.

As the Finance Assistant, you will be an integral member of a small, but highly motivated, busy and friendly Finance team, which is committed to supporting the charity’s role in caring for some of the most vulnerable members of the east Kent community.  As such, we welcome applications in particular from individuals who, like the current Finance team, will be inspired by the desire to work for a very worthy cause.

About Us:

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides specialist end of life care to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units which are located in Ashford, Canterbury and Margate..

Our Vision:

“A community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

Other Benefits:

As an Employer of Choice, our commitment to supporting our employees and volunteers is a key priority.

Our Health and Wellbeing Strategy is an important step in ensuring the sustainability of our workforce, and clearly outlines our strategic intentions to improve employee capability, resilience, and engagement, to adapt to and embrace change as the health sector continues to develop.

Our hospices offer:

  • Modern, friendly and highly professional working environments
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing
  • A good work-life balance
  • NHS and financial discounts i.e. Blue Light Card
  • Cycle to Work Schemes

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice.


To Apply:

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description as attached.

If you think you have the skills, experience and knowledge required for our role of Finance Assistant then please apply today.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date:      9th November 2023