Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

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Job Description

(Trainee) x 1

Salary: 23,715 per annum (i.e. 13.03 per hour)
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: The Homestead or New Earswick, York
Term: Permanent

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) are working together for a prosperous and poverty free UK where everyone can play their part. JRF is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. JRHT is a registered housing association and care provider in York and north-east England, with a proud legacy of providing affordable social housing since 1904. JRHT is a member of PlaceShapers and creates innovative neighbourhood designs as well as communities for older people. We work in partnership with individuals, communities and a range of organisations to achieve our goals. We use evidence and experience, and we search for the underlying causes of social issues so we can demonstrate practical solutions that bring about lasting change.

We are recruiting up to three new posts (2 x part-qualified and 1 x trainee) to create a team of Finance Business Partners to engage managers across the organisation in improved financial management, taking greater responsibility for their budgets and the financial performance of their service. We are aiming to establish a partnership way of working where the Financial Management department will provide advice and support but also challenge to budget holders in a way that enables real ownership of the budgets and optimum use of financial resources in line with our strategic priorities.

These are exciting and challenging new roles which will work closely alongside our services, become involved in the development of care services and housing schemes and contribute to the financial management of our funding programmes. You will be a key team player in supporting us to achieve our ambition.

To be successful in this role you will have proven experience of working with financial information and a good understanding of financial accounting. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to analyse and explain financial information clearly to non-financial managers. A good knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications is essential with a particular emphasis on Excel. Care and housing sector knowledge is desirable but not essential. You should be in training for a relevant accounting qualification. In return you can expect to make a measurable contribution to a charity that transforms lives every day.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at

Closing deadline is on Monday 7 December 2015 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held at The Homestead on Friday 11 December 2015 and Friday 18 December 2015.

Please complete our application form; CVs and late applications will not be accepted.

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