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Finance Officer

Job title Finance Officer

Department Designability

Salary £24,000

Grade N/A

Placed on Friday 10 February 2023

Closing date Sunday 30 April 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JS10354

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Location: Regular presence at our offices in Bath plus some remote working

Hours: 30-37.5 hrs/week (open to flexible working)

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £24,000 FTE

For over 50 years, Designability has designed and provided products that have enabled disabled people to live with greater independence. Our team of talented designers and engineers create innovative new products which have helped hundreds of thousands of people with their day to day challenges. We are best known now for Wizzybug, our powered wheelchair which helps young disabled children move and play independently for often the first time in their lives. Families loan one from us for free thanks to the generous support of our donors. 

We create our innovative products by being experts in user-centred design – put simply, this means that it is disabled people who drive our innovation strategy, and it is their needs and views make our products unique.

We have ambitious plans for the future. We are in a strong financial position with healthy reserves, and have a forward plan for a significant new product innovation, and a partnership project which will have impact on the lives of millions of disabled people. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team providing innovative solutions which deliver greater choice for disabled people. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Finance Officer to join our team. You will support the Head of Finance and Operations and Senior Finance Officer to manage all aspects of the charity’s finances.  

You will have:

  • Experience in playing a key position in financial operations and month end processes, enjoying a busy and varied role. 
  • A successful track record in producing management accounts and supporting schedules.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a team and independently. 
  • A thorough, focussed and thoughtful attitude with strong analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to work to tight deadlines. 

You will joining an independent, national charity based in Bath. Our creative and inspiring team includes engineers, technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers and administrators. We are led by strong values: we are creative, inclusive and practical, with our vision being to create a future where every disabled person has the products they want to live the life they choose.

We are really proud that we were recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

Designability is a Real Living Wage and Disability Confident Employer. To find out more about Designability visit 

The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath’s human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University.

For an informal conversation about this role, please email Laura Mirfield at Designability on   

Please upload a CV and Covering letter with your application. The covering letter should outline how your experience and skills meet the job requirements and why you want to work at Designability.

Closing Date for applications: Applications are being taken on a rolling recruitment basis and interested candidates should apply at their earliest convenience.

Interview date: Successful applicants will be offered a mutually convenient interview date. Interviews will be held at our Bath offices. 

Start date: At earliest availability. 

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