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Finance and Membership Assistant

1 Full-time and 1 Part-time role available

We are looking for an excellent Finance and Membership Assistant to support the work of ACORN the Union, working within a small accounts team to provide operational support for the national union, reporting to our Head of Operations.

ACORN is a mass membership organisation and a direct action community union. By taking action on issues that affect us, we win real changes to our lives and our communities. For more information, read our 'About ACORN' page here and the ACORN Platform here.

About the job

The Finance and Membership Assistant will work as part of a small team. Your daily work will include recording payments, processing invoices, database maintenance and dealing with membership emails. Monthly tasks will include reconciliations and full training will be given. You will be flexible in order to provide other administrative support as necessary. No formal qualifications are necessary but a high level of numeracy is a must. We’re primarily looking for someone with a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for processing and communicating financial information. Although you do not need extensive knowledge of higher accounting, we are looking for someone who is prepared to further their accounts knowledge and can grow with the role. Please see full person specification here


Based at ACORN’s office in Lawrence Hill, Bristol, you will work a total of 35 hours (21 p/t) weekly with the possibility of some start/finish flexibility between 9am and 8pm. 


You will be employed by Community Operations C.I.C. and work directly for our client ACORN the Union, a mass membership organisation and a direct action community union. By taking action on issues that affect us all, ACORN wins real changes to our lives and builds power in our communities. For more information, you can read the 'About ACORN' page here and the ACORN Platform here.


Salary and benefits

You will benefit from working with a friendly, dedicated team, with full training given, and enhanced worker benefits, including 28 days holiday pro rata plus bank holidays, pension scheme, a wellbeing bonus and health app. 

Starting salary of £9.90 p/h and additional increment after successful completion of probation. ACORN and Community Operations CIC are Real Living Wage employers and committed to an annual rise in line with the Real Living Wage Foundation published rates. 


To apply

  1. Please forward a current c.v. and covering letter, referring to Job Description, Person Specification 
  2. Save as a PDF with the file name <YOUR NAME, role> e.g. JANE SMITH Finance Officer.pdf
  3. Submit via email to [email protected] with ‘Application: Finance Assistant’ as the subject heading
  4. Once you have submitted your application please complete this diversity monitoring form. If you need paper versions of the diversity monitoring form please write to [email protected]



The deadline for applications is 11:59pm, Wednesday 29th June 2022. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]



Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day, involving an interview and two tasks either in person or by Zoom (to be confirmed).

Provisional Assessment date: Thursday 7th July 2022