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Job Title: Finance Manager
Location: IARS Institute Office, Canada Water, London
Salary: £27,904 (Pro-rated)
Hours: 2 days a week
Closing Date: Wednesday 27th May


  • Permanent contract (6-month probation)
  • 24 days annual leave plus the Bank Holiday (pro-rated)
  • 5.5% pension contribution.

The Role

We are looking for a part-time Finance Manager to provide high quality financial management to support our work with marginalised communities, helping us to grow our impact nationally and internationally. We are looking for a flexible and highly motivated person with exceptional financial management and problem-solving skills who relishes the opportunity to support our work.

The role is split into two key areas (a) Finance Systems Management (b) Project Management

The Finance Manager will support the Director to ensure that the Institute delivers its charitable objects, and continues to pursue its stated vision and mission. They will be line managed by the Director and will work closely with the Office Administrator who handles the finance administration, as well as working with our pan-European project partners.

About the IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute has a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. We aspire to be a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion internationally. Over 85% of the Institute’s work takes the form of world class academic inputs (e.g. peer reviewed articles, ebooks, reports, consultation responses, policy papers, conference presentations, conference papers). We deliver our charitable mission:

  • By empowering marginalised individuals of our society through accredited training, educational programmes, mentoring and one-to-one support;
  • By acting as an international network of NGOS bringing together people and ideas to share best practice and engage in debates on current social problems
  • By carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible,  peer-reviewed, user-led, focused and current
  • By supporting individuals and grass roots organisations to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and society, and by helping them to maximise their social impact
  • By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

Application Process

There are three stages in the application process.

Stage 1:

Please send: (a) your CV (b) a covering letter addressing the Person Specification and (c) the IARS Diversity Form to Dr. Claire Bonham, IARS Director via

The application deadline for this stage is Wednesday 27th May 11.59pm.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. We regret not having the resources to respond to unsuccessful candidates.

Stage 2:

  • Longlisted candidates will be invited to a video interview between 1st – 5th June.

Stage 3:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview w/c 7th – 8th June.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Dr. Claire Bonham via

Download the job description

Click here for the diversity monitoring form IARS diversity monitoring form 2020