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Finance & Governance Officer (part-time)

20-25 hours flexible hours e.g. term-time, by agreement

After 4 years in the post our current Finance Officer is leaving and Oxford Preservation Trust is now seeking a new part-time Finance & Governance Officer.

You do not need any experience of heritage or Oxford but an interest in our work would be helpful and make it more enjoyable and rewarding for you and all of the OPT team. If you have the following skills we’d love to hear from you.

Able to manage the Trust's financial accounts using Sage 50; produce and monitor budgets; produce quarterly management accounts; process VAT and Gift Aid claims.  The Officer will be responsible for Charity Commission and Companies House returns, and will work with Auditors to produce the Annual Report and Accounts.  The Officer acts as governance and administrative secretary to the Board of Trustees, and to the Finance and Investment Committees.  The job also involves provision of administrative support to the Director and helping to improve the Trust's efficiency and effectiveness. 

Oxford Preservation Trust is a small team and you will play a role in the success of projects such as Oxford Open Doors and the restoration of the LMS Swingbridge, providing financial support to enable smooth and efficient running of project finances, ensuring budgets are observed and funding is claimed in a timely manner.  The postholder provides general support for the Trust team's use of its membership database, Direct Debit collections and general IT provision.

The position offered is part time for 20- 25 hours per week. The salary is £27,000 - £34,000 pro rata depending on experience.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 7th January 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 18th January.

Applications, including a covering letter, current CV, and references, should be made in writing to:

Debbie Dance, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust, 10 Turn Again Lane, Oxford, OX1 1QL or by email to director@oxfordpreservation.org.uk.

Please use the reference OPT Finance 19 when applying. 

JD Finance & Governance Officer 201811 (Nov 18).pdf

Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer (full-time)

Oxford Preservation Trust is a well-established charity, with nearly a century’s experience owning land and buildings to protect and improve Oxford and its setting. We pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to heritage, undertaking projects and taking an active interest in planning issues, and with a commitment to outreach and encouraging public access.

Working within a small team this post offers an unusually broad range of opportunities to gain experience across heritage and the built and natural environment and is both exciting and varied in its content. 

As Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer, you will work closely with the Senior Planning Officer and Director, Debbie Dance.   You will take an active role in all areas of our strategic planning and current planning issues often working closely with other heritage experts at Historic England and in the local authorities.  An interest in place, and an ability to read plans is essential, with a knowledge of Oxford and its surrounds helpful but not necessary.

You will be involved in capital projects, taking a lead in the administration, liaising with funders and the project managers, over the impending restoration of the Scheduled Monument at risk, the LMS Railway Swingbridge which is due to go on site in 2019.  You will be involved in other projects as and when they occur and will take a lead in the running and organising of the successful annual OPT Awards which is now in its 42nd year.

You will need to be a good small team player, and to gain a knowledge of all areas of the Trust’s work ensuring that planning and projects form part of our membership programme, outreach, and Oxford Open Doors.

Affiliate IHBC membership desirable, working towards Full Membership.  

The position offered is as a full time, though some flexibility may be possible e.g. time off to complete relevant further education. 

The salary is £19,000 - £25,000 pro annum depending on experience.

Holiday entitlement is 20 days per annum, plus bank holidays and the period between Christmas/New Year, when the office is closed.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 14th January 2019. Interviews dates TBC. 

Applications, including a covering letter, current CV, and references, should be made in writing to:

Debbie Dance, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust, 10 Turn Again Lane, Oxford, OX1 1QL or by email to director@oxfordpreservation.org.uk.

Please use the reference OPT Heritage 19 when applying. 

Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer JD 2018.pdf

Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer Person Spec 2018.pdf