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  • Café Assistant (Full Time)
  • Café & Gift Shop Assistant (Friday to Monday)
  • Café & Gift Shop Assistant (Weekends/Holidays)
  • Finance Manager (applications closed)
  • HR/Finance/Admin Assistant (applications closed)

 

Café Assistant (Full Time)

We have a great opportunity for an outgoing, energetic and customer focused Café Assistant. You will be working as part of a welcoming team providing front of house services to the general public and school parties at The Living Rainforest.

The successful candidate will be required to work primarily in our café with occasional cover on the shop and front entrance tills. In the café you will be serving a varied menu which includes hot and cold food, tea, coffee and cakes.

Do you want to work as part of a great team all looking to give our customers a wonderful experience? If so we have permanent positions immediately available. Duties include serving customers, stock rotation, cash handling, dealing with customer queries, till operation and associated tasks.

Catering experience preferred.

Food Hygiene certificate would be an advantage, however a full training package will be provided.

Hours: 40 hours per week (5 days), will include weekend work

Pay: starts at £7.20/hour

Job Location: The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, Berkshire.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this role to finance@livingrainforest.org.

 

Café & Gift Shop Assistant (Friday to Monday)

We have a great opportunity for an outgoing, energetic and customer focused Café & Gift Shop Assistant. You will be working as part of a welcoming team providing front of house services to the general public and school parties at The Living Rainforest.

The successful candidate will be required to work primarily in our café with occasional cover on the shop and front entrance tills. In the café you will be serving a varied menu which includes hot and cold food, tea, coffee and cakes whilst our shop supplies a broad range of gifts, many of which are fair-trade or ethically sourced.

Do you want to work as part of a great team all looking to give our customers a wonderful experience? If so we have permanent positions immediately available. Duties include serving customers, stock rotation, cash handling, dealing with customer queries, till operation and associated tasks.

Previous catering or shop experience preferred.

Food Hygiene certificate would be an advantage, however a full training package will be provided.

Hours: 32 hours per week (4 days) including weekends (Friday-Monday)

Pay: starts at £7.20/hour

Job Location: The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, Berkshire.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this role to finance@livingrainforest.org.

Café & Gift Shop Assistant (Weekends/Holidays)

We are looking for an outgoing, energetic and customer focused person to join our friendly team, working primarily in the café and front of house/gift shop area on weekends and holidays (e.g. Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays, School Holidays).

Responsibilities include the daily preparation, cleaning and presentation of food in our café, as well as greeting and serving customers in our gift shop and front desk. Must be a friendly and approachable individual and have the ability to work in a team as well as independently. Uniform and full training will be provided.

Some catering or shop experience preferred.

Pay: starts at £7.20/hour

Job Location: The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, Berkshire.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this role to finance@livingrainforest.org.

 

Trust for Sustainable Living

  • Location: The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, Berkshire
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Reference : TSL/FM

Job Description

Would you like to play a leading role in financial management and administration at a growing global Education for Sustainable Development charity, based at the popular Living Rainforest visitor centre?

We are seeking an experienced financial administrator with solid accountancy and management accounting skills to head up our small financial management team. Based at The Living Rainforest centre in Hampstead Norreys, the Finance Manager will administer the day-to-day financial functions of the charity and trading arm, with part-time financial administration support.

The post holder will provide monthly financial updates to other senior managers and department heads, to support general management decision-making across the charity. Individuals with an interest in education and sustainable development are particularly encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for a small finance department covering bookkeeping and accounts, banking and payment processing, grant reporting and all other general financial administration.

You will be an effective team player, dedicated to helping deliver the organisation’s 5-year strategy.

In order to be considered for this role, you must have a strong command of Sage Line 50 or similar.

Responsibilities

  • financial administration and reporting
  • monthly management accounts and reports
  • year-end accounts
  • grant reporting and Gift Aid returns
  • financial input to other periodic reports and returns
  • draft budgets
  • separation of charity and trading arm finances
  • VAT
  • overseeing an external payroll service
  • some external procurement (e.g. insurance, electricity)
  • credit card processing
  • line-management of finance admin assistance functions

Desirable experience, skills and interests

  • Charity finance management (e.g. donations, restricted funds, Gift Aid)
  • Electronic till and CRM systems
  • Line management experience
  • Interest in education and sustainable development

This is a permanent full-time position.

Salary: £26,000-28,000

Hours: 40 hours per week (5 days)

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, via email to finance@livingrainforest.org

Closing Date: 31 July 2016, mid-day

Interviews are currently scheduled for late July / early August 2016

 

Trust for Sustainable Living

  • Location: The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, Berkshire
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Reference : TSL/HRGAA

Job Description

Would you like to play a key role in Human Resources, Finance and General Administration at the Trust for Sustainable Living, based at the popular Living Rainforest visitor centre?

The Trust for Sustainable Living and The Living Rainforest are seeking a graduate level assistant to help manage a range of administrative procedures including HR, Finance and General Administration.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive, efficient and resourceful individual. Responsibilities are varied and will include: coordinating recruitment, candidate management, maintaining HR systems, reconciling tills, dealing with purchase ledger invoices, contacting suppliers to reconcile accounts and general financial administration. We offer an exciting and interesting working environment at the heart of a popular rainforest visitor centre and a growing global sustainability education charity.

Essential requirements

  • Working knowledge of current HR practice and legislation
  • High degree of numeracy and literacy
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Evidence of confidentiality, tact and diplomacy
  • Good organisational skills, ability to prioritise and work on own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work

Desirable skills

  • Financial administration experience
  • Understanding of Health & Safety issues
  • Familiarity with staff induction and training
  • Shop/cafe experience

This is a permanent full-time position.

Hours: 40 hours per week (5 days)

Salary: £18,000-19,500

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, via email to finance@livingrainforest.org.

Closing Date: 21 July 2016, mid-day.

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