Finance Officer/Payroll and Finance Assistant

Job title:                 1x Finance Officer/Payroll

1x Finance Assistant

Salary:                    Finance Officer/Payroll:        Circa £22,000 – £24,000 per annum

Finance Assistant:      £17,200 per annum

Hours:                    37 hours per week

Location:                Newton Aycliffe and Homeworking


About us

Groundwork aims to be the UK’s leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work.

Each year Groundwork makes an incredible difference to communities across the North East and Cumbria.  We work on hundreds of individual projects each year, supporting disadvantaged communities but what’s most important is how we change people’s lives.  Our local programmes and services are tailored to the needs of partners and communities in each locality.  When all that local activity is added together, it becomes a major force for regional change.

Our Finance Team operates as part of our Corporate Services Team providing a comprehensive and accurate finance service provision across our Trust.

About the role

Finance Officer

We are seeking an experienced Finance Officer to become part of a busy Finance Team. Our Finance Officer will have experience in end to end payroll along with providing a general finance support to the business; processing orders and invoices, reconciling accounts and undertaking credit control.

Working with the wider Groundwork Team you will support timely and accurate grant funding claim submissions liaising with accountable bodies to resolve queries and ensure deadlines are met.

You will produce accurate financial reports to support financial modelling and management analysis of major project contracts.

Finance Assistant

We are seeking a motivated individual who will work as a member of the Finance & Corporate Services Team to assist in providing financial services support. You will provide a valuable resource to support Groundwork North East & Cumbria to enable it to achieve its objectives. Dealing with a variety of general financial tasks under direction in a diverse and busy office environment, ensuring business deadlines are met whilst maintaining quality.

Take a look at our job descriptions to find out more on these roles

These roles are both subject to a Basic Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service

A bit about you

We are looking for an experienced Finance personnel with great communication skills who works with a high level of attention to detail. You’ll thrive working in a busy and friendly environment and have excellent organisation skills, taking a pride in working accurately to achieve output targets and deadlines.

As the Finance Officer, strong IT skills are essential and you’ll be familiar working with spreadsheets, databases and financial systems (SAGE) to interrogate data and produce accurate reports. You will be in possession of, or working towards, an AAT Intermediate qualification or equivalent.

As the Finance Assistant, strong IT skills are essential and you’ll have experience of managing a varied workload of finance tasks whilst prioritising to meet target deadlines. You will be in possession of an RSA II Level word processing or equivalent, and have a commitment to working towards AAT

For further information about the role, or for an informal discussion please contact Rebecca Tankard at or John Heatherington at

Want to apply

Great all you need to do is complete the application form below

Application Form

Finance Officer/Payroll – Job Description

Finance Officer/Payroll – Person Specification

Finance Assistant – Job Description

Finance Assistant – Person Specification

All completed applications should be emailed to

Closing date:         Noon on 22nd January 2021

Make yourself at home:

We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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