Job Vacancy: BSBI Finance Officer

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) is the leading charitable organisation promoting the study, enjoyment, research and conservation of wild plants in Britain and Ireland.  The Society aims to provide opportunities for involvement for all, including conferences, field meetings, training programmes and outreach events; regardless of botanical ability, location and whether individuals are amateurs, professionals, BSBI members or otherwise. The Society has a long tradition of producing influential publications such as distribution atlases, county floras and identification guides and is one of the world's largest contributors of biological records which are heavily relied on by academics, conservation organisations and government bodies for research, policy and land management purposes.

We seek to recruit a Finance Officer to maintain our accounting systems; encompassing the basic bookkeeping up to production of quarterly management accounts in a timely fashion for the Board of Trustees.  The successful candidate will also ensure the Society’s compliance with regulatory authorities such as HMRC and the Charities Commission.

The post is part time (3 days per week) and permanent. The successful applicant will receive a salary of £25,000 FTE (£15,000 gross salary for 3 days per week) and will be based at their home address. We would particularly encourage applications from suitable candidates based in the Lancashire/Manchester area, but are prepared to consider very strong applications from candidates outside this area. On rare occasions, travel to London to attend Board meetings may be required.

For further details please read the job description and person specification.

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting letter of application in Microsoft Word format to

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday the 14th June. NB The deadline to apply for this post has now passed. Successful applicants can expect to hear back within three weeks of the closing date.

Interviews will be held towards the end of June/ early July.