Contract type
Fixed term full time
35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) fixed term for 9 months
Grade 6: £17,769 (usual starting salary) to £19,747 per annum
Summary description
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Finance Team in the role of Financial Support Assistant.

Role: Financial Support Assistant 

Location: Leeds

Hours: 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 

Salary:  Grade 6: £17,769 - £19,747 per annum

Contract: Maternity cover for 9 months


The WEA is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We are a charity with a strong sense of social purpose, dedicated to bringing great teaching into the heart of local communities. All our educational provision is developed with this in mind and our courses can be set up almost anywhere – for example in clubs, community centres, village halls, schools or where people work.  

We are seeking to recruit a Financial Support Assistant to assist with all aspects of the Association’s financial analysis and financial support, day to day processing tasks and responsibilities, while providing a customer focused service at all times.

Based in Leeds and reporting to the Financial Support Assistant Team Leader, the post-holder will ensure all month and year end activities are carried out to the agreed timetable, and ensure accounting data is coded correctly for maintaining accurate financial records. The post-holder will assist with reconciliations of control accounts and work with other finance colleagues to support WEA branches and national procurement tasks.

The post holder will hold a good level of numeracy and IT skills and be able to demonstrate experience of working in a similar environment. 

We offer generous terms and conditions including 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) and pension scheme – subject to eligibility.  

To apply for this role, you will need to submit a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) which details how you meet the requirements set out in the Job Description and Person Specification together with a summary CV.

Covering letter and CV’s should be emailed to recruitment@wea.org.uk

The closing date for this post is Friday 10th August 2018 at 17:00pm

If you are interested in this role, please apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Closing date and time