Role summary

Hestercombe is a small but ambitious visitor attraction near Taunton, Somerset. Over the past 30 years, the 50 acre site has been largely restored, and offers around 100,000 visitors per year a chance to learn, explore and relax in its four period gardens.

We’re looking to make an appointment for this newly created role to provide assistance to the Finance Manager to help ensure the smooth running of the Finance department, and assist the Membership Secretary with maintaining and servicing the membership scheme of Hestercombe Gardens Trust.

Don't worry - we don't expect you to know everything the moment you join Hestercombe, so if you don't think you have every single bit of experience we ask for, that's ok. We're interested in candidates who are keen to learn, and want to bring energy and enthusiasm to the role!

For a full list of responsibilities, please see the Finance Assistant job description.

Hestercombe is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome people from all backgrounds, genders, abilities and ethnicities.

Good to know

The Finance and Membership team is small, friendly, and very welcoming. The same can be said of the wider Hestercombe teams, in Catering, Retail, Marketing & Events, Visitor Reception and back office staff. It's a close-knit environment where everybody knows everyone else - we succeed together, and we fail together. In terms of career progression, whilst we don't have a huge team with regularly opening roles for you to step up into, as we grow our operations (or as you demonstrate exceptional performance), you will hopefully find opportunities to grow here.

Salary & Contract

Salary: £25,000 pro rata

Part-time, 22.5 hours (3 days) per week. We're happy to discuss flexible working; this role would usually be mostly office-based but there is flexibility for some remote working.

Other benefits

Incentives include retail, food and drink discounts and free Hestercombe membership ~ plus, you'll have access to the beautiful gardens here to relax in.

We are keen to help you get to where you want to be, and have a small training budget to allow you to get professional training each year. Self-directed learning on company time, and attendance at relevant conferences or industry events is also encouraged.

You'll receive 14 days' holiday per year (plus bank / religious holidays if they fall on your working days).

How to apply

To apply, complete an application form and email to Finance Manager Mike Matravers along with a covering letter.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 11th October 2021

Interviews are likely to take place w/c 1st November 2021

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