Finance Assistant/s


Full-time salary: £20,000pa


Like the climate and biodiversity crisis that World Land Trust is trying to tackle through protecting threatened habitats, we are at a pivotal point in our history. Everyone in the organisation has a part to play in that and we couldn’t do the amazing work that we do without our support staff ensuring that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. Following an internal promotion, we now have a vacancy for one full-time, or two part-time Finance Assistant/s. This role will involve managing a busy workload assisting the organisation in accurately processing day-to-day financial transactions of the charity and its wholly owned subsidiary. It includes accurately and efficiently processing and recording income transactions, maintenance of the Sales Ledger and Purchase Ledger, and supporting the finance team with other duties as appropriate.

Working with World Land Trust

WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching beyond its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings saving critically threatened forest in Belize, to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with more than 30 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity and transparency.

Who we’re looking for

This is an entry level role, and we are looking for applicants who ideally have experience in a similar role and who are studying towards or willing to study towards an accountancy qualification, but more importantly applicants who are enthusiastic, highly numerate, able to demonstrate accuracy and an eye for detail, with good computer literacy skills and the ability to build positive working relationships both within the Finance team and across the wider organisation.

This post is available up to our full-time hours of 35 hours per week and would suit someone looking to work full-time or two part-time team members. Whilst our offices are located in Halesworth, Suffolk, we know that our staff have valued the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We build flexibility into the way we work from day one, including options for hybrid working with supportive technology to enable remote connection and collaboration. We believe that this supports our staff to achieve their full potential at work and to maintain a healthy work life balance to do the things that are important to them.

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce, bringing new perspectives and different experiences into the workplace. Our aim is to be an inclusive employer, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all staff, where staff can be the best they can be. We recognise that we are underrepresented in some groups, so welcome and encourage applications from minority ethnicities, those with disabilities, and all gender identities. What’s important to us in this process is your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to do the job and that is where our focus will be to find our next new team member!


Please refer to the application pack for the full job description and person specification, which can be found here.

You will need to log your application and upload your CV and covering letter, which should explain how you feel your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification requirements, using this link.

Please state whether you are applying for a full-time or part-time position, and if applying for part-time hours please state what your preferred working days/hours are.

If you have any difficulty uploading your documents or completing your online application, please email us.

Closing date: 1000 hrs on Thursday 16 February 2023.
Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 01st March 2023. Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.