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[NOW CLOSED] We’re recruiting: Finance Manager

[NOW CLOSED] We’re recruiting: Finance Manager

About the role

We are currently looking for a talented and personable finance professional to oversee Media Defence’s day-to-day financial management. The Finance Manager has a central role in the organisation, ensuring that financial information is provided in a timely manner to the Management Team and the Board of Trustees to enable them to make decisions, working with the Development Team to support fundraising and donor reporting, and with the Grants Team to evaluate grant applications and financial reports of our grantees.

The Finance Manager is assisted in this by the Finance and Administration Officer and the Programme Finance and Compliance Officer. The Finance Manager will have excellent communication and organisation skills and is able to motivate and support the development of team members.

To see the full role description, salary range and specifications, click here.

 

About Media Defence

Media Defence is a charity that helps media to defend their rights. We support independent media, journalists and citizen journalists who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve the regulatory environment for media freedom, make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes, and build the capacity of the lawyers and organisations we work with on issues of media law.

Media Defence was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field. To date, we have supported over 1,000 cases, helping hundreds of journalists in over 110 countries. Our work has helped prevent over 300 years of detention for media workers and avoided £500m in damages. We have supported 40 partners and have trained 144 lawyers.

 

What we offer

By joining Media Defence, you will be part of a small and dedicated team. You will play a key role and you will be able to see the difference you make.

We also offer:

  • 25 days off per year and additional closure days between Christmas and New Year, plus Bank Holidays.
  • Flexible working conditions, with the possibility to work from home up to 5 days a week, or to work from our office in Central London.
  • Pension scheme.

 

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your application, referencing ‘Finance Manager’, to recruitment@mediadefence.org. Your application must include:

  • your CV (max. two pages); and
  • a covering letter (max. two pages), explaining your motivation for applying for the role, along with how you will meet the criteria in the Person Specification.

The closing date for applications is Friday 4 November 2022.

Interviews will be held virtually in the second half of w/c 7 November 2022, followed by a test.

If you have any questions relating to the role or the process, or would like any adjustments made to accommodate your needs, please contact us at recruitment@mediadefence.org.

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