Project Manager

Location: Warrington (Temporarily remote, must have a stable internet connection)

Remuneration: Up to £50,000 per annum & pension. 30 month contract (approximately).

Reports to: Director of Finance

Summary

The primarily responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Deliver or assist with the delivery of the following specific projects:
  1. Charging of VAT on all Service Charges (both Internally and Externally owned);
  2. Identify, recommend and implement a new Accounting Software for the Trust’s activities;

 

  • Review of Restricted Funds to identify surplus monies;
  1. Implement the Trusts approach to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS);
  2. Review of the South Yorkshire Portfolio Funds.

 

  • Any other project work as directed by the Financial Controller.
  • Business Partnering the Trust’s Contract Management Agreements

The role requires liaison with senior members of the Finance team and the wider Land Trust staff, as appropriate.

 

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge – Essential

  • A recognised senior accountancy qualification- ACA, ACCA,CIMA or other equivalent
  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience of VAT accounting
  • Financial systems implementation experience
  • Experience in a Business Partnering role
  • Excellent and up to date knowledge of Accounting Standards, preparing consolidated accounts and trading subsidiaries
  • Reconciliations and investigation experience

 

Experience and knowledge – Desirable

  • Experience of charity accounting
  • Experience of service charge accounting
  • Excellent and up to date knowledge of the Charity SORP
  • Knowledge of the Construction Industry Scheme

Skills & Attributes

  • High level of motivation, personal organisation & professionalism
  • Comfortable with a deadline driven environment
  • A self-starter who is pro-active and can work on initiative and can set and achieve goals
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • High level of accuracy and good attention to detail
  • Ability to critically appraise work performed, in the context of expected outcomes
  • Able to establish strong credibility, trust and inspire confidence
  • Advanced IT and Excel skills

 

About The Land Trust

The Land Trust is a national charity committed to long-term sustainable management of countryside and greenspace for community benefit.  Its vision is to improve the quality of people’s lives by creating sustainable, high quality green spaces that deliver environmental, social and economic benefits.

The Trust manages a varied portfolio of over 80 sites (2,500 hectares) and works with a wide range of landholders who want to pass on responsibility for the management of sites and find bespoke long-term funding solutions for land management. These solutions include service charges, section 106, endowment, or a mix of funding. Our current endowment portfolio of over £150m provides the resources to ensure these sites are well managed and contribute positively to the wellbeing of local communities.

 

Salary & Benefits

  • Up to £50k per annum
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Defined contributions pension plan, with Land Trust matching employee contributions up to 6%
  • Benefits including: Flexi time, Employee Assistance Programme, Healthcare cash plan and biennial health assessments
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

 

APPLICATIONS

For full information including a full Job Description please click here..

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 19 April 2021 (suitable candidates may be invited for interviews before this date)

Interviews will take place via MS Teams



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It is a privilege to work for an organisation that puts communities at the heart of its work. The knowledge that I am helping to provide a better environment, especially in areas where open green space is in short supply, is what motivates and inspires me.

Victoria Webbon, Estates Officer

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