SE London




£22,919 pro rata per annum (£23,386 pro rata per annum after probation)

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Part time


020 8699 1872

Finance Administration Assistant

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery – all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.

The Horniman is a registered charitable company with a turnover of circa £7m, with funding from government grants and other income-generating activities, including the Horniman’s retail and commercial operations.

We are looking for a Finance Administration Assistant who will be a vital part of the small Finance team providing budget holders, staff and senior management with an efficient and comprehensive finance service. Your work will include preparing cash for banking, reconciling financial transactions, paying petty cash expenses, assisting with finance administration tasks and being responsible for the outgoing post and stationery.

You’ll have had plenty of financial and general administrative experience - not necessarily in a museum - and will be a confident IT user (including Outlook and good Excel skills). You’ll be able to organise your tasks efficiently and work to an exceptional level of accuracy. The role requires direct contact with most departments of the museum, as well as with members of the public and suppliers, so you’ll be able to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with a wide range of people.

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

The Horniman is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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