We are looking for an experienced, flexible and proactive candidate to support the Senior Management Team in managing the financials of the organisation.

About ILC-UK

The ILC-UK is an independent, research led, think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and demographic change. Based in the heart of Westminster, much of our work is directed at the highest levels of government in London, Europe and internationally.
Our policy and research remit is broad, and covers everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination. We are recruiting a part-time Finance Manager to support our growing team.

Candidate Specification

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and proactive candidate to support the Senior Management Team in managing the financials of the organisation. The post will be responsible for maintaining the current financial position of ILC-UK and ensuring we meet all financial regulatory requirements.
You must have excellent communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail and be qualified or part-qualified in accountancy as well as have experience of using Sage Line 50.

You must also have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). We are looking for someone who has a conscientious attitude, who is comfortable working in a small team.


Key Skills


  • Minimum of AAT accounting qualification or studying towards a professional qualification, e.g., ACCA, CIMA or similar.
  • Experience of and confidence with using accounting software packages
  • Knowledge of not for profit organisations and small companies’ statutory reporting requirements.
  • Ability to work independently in a highly-pressured environment and to tight deadlines in a small team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • IT literate including Microsoft Office.
  • Experience dealing with confidential matters.
  • Able to demonstrate the links between finance information and relevant business needs/uses.


  • Working experience of Sage Line 50, undertaking VAT returns and reporting to Companies House and the Charity Commission.
  • Experience of dealing with all aspects of financial management in a small charity setting, including budget management.
  • Knowledge of Charity SORP and financial requirements of charities.
  • A good understanding of VAT.
  • Able to demonstrate the links between finance information and relevant business needs/uses.


Benefits of Working at ILC-UK

ILC-UK offers a flexible working environment with many opportunities for learning and development.  We are a small organisation and every team member shapes and influences our work and ethos.

You will receive:

  • • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, pro rata
  • • Your birthday as a day off

We also offer season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.


Post Information

Location -  Normal place of work will be at the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) in Westminster, London.

Hours - 3 days a week/ 21 hours (flexibility on days/ hours per day)

Salary - £30k to £35k per annum, pro rata (depending on experience)

Start Date - Asap/July 2018


How to Apply

Send a (maximum) two-page CV and (maximum) one page covering letter to the Director at ensuring that the name of the position appears in the email subject. Please also confirm where you originally saw this advert. Your covering letter should encompass why you want to work for ILC-UK, your expertise and experience for the post as well as your enthusiasm for impacting public policy change.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Application Deadline - 8am, Wednesday 27 June 2018

Interview date - Tuesday 3rd July 2018


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