Born Free, the internationally renowned animal welfare and wildlife conservation organisation, is seeking to recruit a Finance Manager to assist with its fiscal operations, based at our Head Office in Horsham, West Sussex.  

Reporting to the Head of Finance, and working as part of a busy and dynamic team, this is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the fastest growing international wildlife charities, with a recognised and high profile brand and media presence.  Born Free is dedicated to stop animal suffering and to conserve animals in the wild; it has a wide portfolio of projects dealing with some of the worlds most endangered species.

Responsible for developing and delivering a range of financial reports, the Finance Manager will help monitor the organisations funds, analysing cash flow and expenditure, providing support to the senior management and CEO, and handling adhoc queries from colleagues.  In addition, the Finance Manager will work closely with the Head of Finance to review and introduce new fiscal policies and protocols.  Experience of this work would be a definite advantage.

The successful candidate will be a good and enthusiastic team player with well-developed people skills, with the ability to prioritise and organise whilst working under pressure and to deadlines.

Essential Experience Required:

• Producing sets of accounts

• Analytical skills

• Charity operations

• Budgetary management

• Use of Sage Line 50

• Excellent communication

• Managing day to day queries

• Preparing reports for the Board of Trustees

• Payroll

• Dealing with external suppliers

• Supporting our two book-keepers

• Cash flow reporting

• Implementing financial regulations

• Managing cost centres


Key Skills:

• Clear analysis

• Attention to detail

• Accuracy

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Ability to work under pressure

• Part qualified or qualified by experience


This is a part time role of 2½ or 3 days per week (negotiable) with a pro rata salary of £35,000.00 per annum.  The initial contract is for 6 months with the possibility (but no guarantee) of extending.  Applicants must be UK residents or be legally permitted to work in the UK.  Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter should be forwarded to:

The Operations Manager

The Born Free Foundation

Broadlands Business Campus

Langhurstwood Road


West Sussex

RH12 4QP

or to

The closing date for applications is 21st December 2018.


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