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Finance and Administration Manager

Hornet Services Sailing Club Limited
Up to £26,000 a year - Part-time



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  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Full job description

The job presents a unique opportunity for an experienced bookkeeper, accounts administrator or similar, to play a central role in an established and successful sailing club. The successful applicant will be a brilliant administrator, self-starting, adaptable, and have exceptional communication skills. They will also have a strong customer-focus and empathy with the values of the Armed Forces. Recent financial administration experience in a small or medium sized organisation is essential.

Hornet Services Sailing Club provides sailing, marina and social facilities to Serving and Veteran members of the Armed Forces and supporting Civil Servants. Located on the edge of Haslar Creek, the working environment is exceptional, with views over the Marina and onto Portsmouth Harbour.

The role is part time, 25 – 30 hours p/w (negotiable), over 5 days, and will require occasional evening and Saturday working by arrangement. Some remote working will be possible.

Reporting to the General Manager, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

· Keeping accurate financial records using the Club’s accounting system (Xero)

· Checking and paying bills

· Invoicing Members for services purchased

· Producing weekly, monthly & quarterly management reports from Xero

· Providing financial and administrative support to the General Manager

· Providing financial support to the Finance Director

· Maintaining & administering staff & other Club records using Sharepoint

· Developing and maintaining strong relationships with Members, visitors and guests

· Taking bookings and answering Members’ queries face to face, by telephone or email

· Communicating with Members through the Club’s website and other social media

· Maintaining the Club’s membership and associated databases

· Providing secretarial support to the Board

What you will need:

· Recent practical experience in a finance role, such as Bookkeeper / Accounts Administrator / Assistant Accountant / Finance Officer and proficient in the use of a Xero. An appropriate qualification – e.g. AAT level 3 bookkeeping, accountancy or similar – is desirable.

· Very good office administration & IT skills, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel & Sharepoint

· Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal, face-to-face, telephone, email)

· An engaging and helpful personality

· Initiative, adaptability, a willingness to learn, and a sense of fun!

· Strong empathy with the values of the Armed Forces and Veterans

What you will get:

· 33 days holiday (inc BH)

· Generous company pension (7%)

· Free parking

· Death in Service lump sum

· Opportunity for study

The appointment will be subject to a 6-month probation period.

If you would like to find out more about this Finance & Administration Officer position, please apply with your CV or LinkedIn PDF.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: Up to £26,000.00 per year

Expected hours: 25 – 30 per week


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 31/07/2024