Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.  We currently have two vacancies and one trustee vacancy. 

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  • Chair of Trustees
  • Finance Officer 
  • Finance Assistant 

Chair of Trustees

Remuneration: The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.

  • Location: Tufnell Park, London
  • Time commitment: 16-18 days per year
  • Responsible to: Board of Trustees
  • Responsible for: Line management of the Executive Director 
  • Closing date: 22 June 2018

We are currently seeking an outstanding individual to lead our Board of Trustees through our next phase of development. The current Chair, Rt Revd Peter Price, having come to the role from the House of Lords and a career in peacebuilding, is stepping down after five years in the role. This period has seen the organisation grow and develop the quality of its work. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the board of an ambitious and innovative UK charity with a global reach, working to provide practical support to help people affected by violent conflict.

The Chair will provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees, enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic development of the charity. Working with Trustees and external contacts to further Conciliation Resources’ success according to the articles, legal and regulatory guidelines and the Organisation’s Vision, Mission and Values. Working in partnership with the Executive Director to ensure that Trustees’ decisions are acted upon and the Charity is managed in an effective manner. 

Our new Chair will be a resilient, self-confident and self-aware individual. The Board seeks to maintain a balance of key skills, experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Experience of being part of an effective board (governance)
  • Experience representing an organisation to supporters and the general public
  • Experience building and maintaining high level political and organisational networks in the UK
  • An ability to both promote and embody the values of the organisation
  • Financial analysis and senior management experience
  • Access to / knowledge of potential donor- supporters
  • Knowledge and experience of human rights and/or humanitarian / international law
  • An academic background relevant to our work and/or appropriate regional experience
  • Background in / knowledge of diplomacy
  • Communications, media, marketing and/or public relations
  • Ability to support, challenge, act as professional mentor to the Executive Director

Upon receipt of your application you will be sent a link inviting you to respond to our diversity monitoring survey which is anonymous and forms no part of the selection process. Please see the appointment brief for full details on how to apply for this post. 

Downloads for this post: Appointment Brief 

Finance Officer 

  • Full-time (37.5 hours), London-based
  • £28,910.69
  • Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months
  • 25 days annual leave and 3 Christmas office closure days and UK bank holidays
  • Closing date: 9am (UK time) 18 July 2018
  • Interviews: W/C 23 July 2018

We are seeking a hardworking and diligent finance officer to join our finance team in supporting the organisation to fulfil its financial obligations utilising the appropriate systems and processes. This is a fast-paced role and would suit someone with financial experience who is able to think on their feet and enjoys the challenges of a variety of finance related tasks and queries.

The successful candidate will be experienced in working with finance software (preferably Access) to maintain ledgers and prepare bank reconciliations. They will also have experience in a range of financial administrative duties such as data input and retrieval. They should have excellent attention to detail and numeracy skills whilst being able to work quickly to tight deadlines.

Downloads for this post: Applicant information form 1/Applicant statement form 2/Job Description

Finance Assistant 

  • Full-time (37.5 hours), London-based
  • £19,012.50 plus 9% pension contribution
  • Fixed term contract 12 months
  • 25 days annual leave per annum and 3 Christmas office closure days and UK bank holidays
  • Closing date: 09.00am (UK Time) 18 July 2018
  • Interviews: W/C 23 July 2018

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and experienced Finance Assistant who is used to supporting a team in all administrative aspects of an organisation’s financial processes.

The main purpose of the role is to:

  • Support the finance team through accounts payable processes
  • Preparation and posting of income and expenditure into the accounting system (Access)
  • Handling the finance team hard copy and electronic filing systems
  • Providing general administrative support

The role involves working across all teams, exchanging information and resolving queries with the various teams within Conciliation Resources.

The ideal candidate will have experience in undertaking a wide range of administrative duties and be familiar with using accounts systems to process and export financial information. The candidate should be proficient in the use of Excel with good computer and numeracy skills and a keen attention to detail.

Downloads for this post: Applicant information form 1/Applicant statement form 2/Job Description