SSAFA – Branch Administrator (Finance)


£19,911.12 per annum pro-rata

16 hours per week

(During the COVID pandemic appropriate social distancing and working from home guidance applies)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for part time Branch Administrator (Finance) on a one year fixed term contract to join the Leicestershire and Rutland Branch at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

About the role

You will be maintaining the branch bank accounts, maintaining financial records (including recording the receipt of all monies paid to/paid by the Branch and making all authorised payments – SSAFA provides an online Finance Management System for this purpose), providing financial reports to the Branch Chairman, preparing and submitting an annual return of the branch financial activity to SSAFA Central Office and maintaining a close relationship with SSAFA’s Finance Department.  You will also need to maintain an excellent working relationship with the members of the Branch, the majority of whom are volunteers.  Other contact may be required with Local Authority staff and those of assistance provider service charities.  The role requires adherence to SSAFA’s policies and promoting SSAFA’s values and standards, including the code of confidentiality, equality diversity and inclusion, and compliance with SSAFA’s data security requirements.

About the team

You will work very closely with the Branch Secretary (employed staff) and Branch Chairman (volunteer) whilst having regular contact with volunteers in the branch.  These are mainly the volunteer caseworkers who carry out the support delivery to SSAFA’s clients and a small number of fundraisers.  Line management will be through a regionally based Volunteer Support Manager, though day to day tasking and oversight will be delivered by the Branch Secretary.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of:

  • Working within a confidential and data security environment
  • Experience of financial management and working with bank accounts
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy and competency with MS Office applications
  • Working as part of a team and to deadlines, desirably with volunteers
  • Competency with web-based data recording systems
  • Receiving and recording enquiries and initiating appropriate action
  • Competency in office administration
  • You will need to understand and be committed to SSAFA’s mission, vision and values

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

For further information  

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact the Branch Chairman Phil Watson on 07724 061413 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021. SSAFA reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier if the target number of applications is reached.

Interviews: Proposed interview date Friday 29 January 2021.  These will be conducted online using MS TEAMS.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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