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People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager.

Finance manager

Do you have excellent financial management skills and a commitment to achieving social and environmental justice?

People & Planet are looking for a Finance Manager to manage the day-to-day finances of the charity, contribute to the development of our financial strategy and and ensure that the organisation’s financial and operational risks are managed.

This a great opportunity for a finance professional to make a career move into a role helping to address the root causes of poverty and injustice.

After a probation and training period, you will become a Co-Director of People & Planet. All permanent staff at People & Planet are Co-Directors as we are a non-hierarchical organisation. Working together collaboratively, all the Co-Directors of People & Planet are jointly responsible for all aspects of organisational management including strategy and budgeting. Each Co-Director provides supportive peer-manage to another Co-Director. There are no other direct reports to this role.

Find out more in the Job Description.

Key Information

  • Contract: Part time, 28 hours a week. Permanent contract.
  • Salary: £30,427 pro rata.
  • Location: Oxford.
  • Closing date: 9am on Thursday 7 March 2019.
  • Interview date: Wednesday 20 March 2019.

We are deeply committed to equality, diversity, liberation and social justice and we welcome applications from anyone who shares these values. People & Planet particularly encourages applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities, people with caring responsibilities (and would consider job share proposals to facilitate continued balancing of responsibilities), people from working class backgrounds, and other groups typically under-represented in campaigning organisations.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable any candidate to show their suitability for a role within People & Planet.

How to apply

Complete an application form and send to recruitment@peopleandplanet.org

Please note we do not accept CVs. You may also print and post it to Recruitment, People & Planet, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE.

Download a Microsoft Office Application Form or a Libre Office Application Form.

Download the Job Description (also linked above).

Erasmus + Internship

Over the past few years People & Planet has welcomed several interns funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Get in touch if you have secured Erasmus+ funding and would like to volunteer with our organisation.

Fabian Hague from Germany shared his experiences as an Erasmus+ intern with People & Planet

In the three and a half months at People & Planet I was involved in versatile collaborations with different campaigns and projects. I learned a lot about the ways in which they run their inspiring campaigns, which aim to end fossil fuel extraction, improve working conditions in the electronics supply chain and tackle racism in the media.

For me as an event manager, my highlight was helping with organising and attending Power Shift, People & Planet’s annual 5-day activist training. From the beginning I was integrated into a passionate team that worked collaboratively on event planning and that was open to new, creative methods. The event happened at a beautiful camping spot, had interesting workshops and we played lots of games by the campfire. I met a lot of inspiring young people from all over the UK who shared the same ideals and wanted to build a better world.

Throughout my internship, I was able to contribute my ideas and had a feeling of acceptance and respect regarding my opinions. I was always asked for feedback and felt supported when I was stuck with work or when all I needed was some advice on weekend activities. I was also invited to their annual team meeting on a farm in Wales.

The everyday life in Oxford offered a wide range of activities. I had the opportunity to discover the city by bike and make tours through Port Meadow, explore the universities and visit cafes for high tea. The bus and train connections were very good as well. London could be reached by train within an hour.

I strongly recommend an internship at People & Planet for people who are looking for a new experience, want to learn and see things from a different perspective and work in a great team. At People & Planet I was able to complete the goals I have set for myself. I improved my English and gained new skills that will help me in my future career. I had a great team, good talks and interesting tasks that I will always keep in memory.