Information and Accounts Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 13 Nov 2022


Cranfield University


School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

25 - 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

2 Years


Starting salary from Starting salary from £22,204 per annum pro rata per annum *pro rata (25 hours per week)*

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is seeking an individual who wants to make a difference in how we manage or rivers. RRC works to advise others to restore natural processes and undertake habitat enhancement. We work at the interface between practice, science and policy in the UK and Ireland.

About the Role

This is a dual support role with time allocated on a 50/50 basis across ‘information’ and ‘accounts’ services. Often these two areas merge, e.g., with processing events and training courses.

  • To support the work with the Communications and Training Officer and the Technical Team to collect, draft and upload information to databases, the website and to catalogue reports, etc. To support the Communications and Training Officer with the production of the monthly bulletins, web news pages and social media feeds. Facilitating the smooth organization and running of training courses and site visits.
  • To support the Accounts Technician with invoicing, bank payments and updating records and using the QuickBooks accounts package. To support the bookings, receipting and invoicing for payments for RRC conferences, training courses and other events.
  • To support the delivery of services to members working with the Communications and Training Officer, Accounts Technician and Centre Administrator in maintaining an effective and efficient working office environment.

    About You

    You will have a relevant vocational qualification and some years of experience with an enthusiastic approach to work within a small not-for-profit organisation. If solely on experience, you should be able to demonstrate experience in information collation and communications; the targeted dissemination of information through social media and other e-news formats; working and responding independently and balancing multiple tasks; event administration and payments.  You may have experience in supporting events and training (in-person and online) and have experience of book-keeping (receipting payments and invoicing) or keeping accounts and using accounts software.

    You should have an understanding of environmental issues in the UK and how river management plays an important part. You will be an experienced and competent user of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. Ideally you will also have knowledge of how to update website structure and content; data entry for databases and using Microsoft Access and Excel to record, interrogate and analyse data, including pivot tables and lookups.

    You will have excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills including writing and editing skills; good command of written English and audience-focused writing style; ability to work accurately with figures; ability to plan and work under own initiative and with others and be methodical with attention to detail.

    About RRC

    RRC is an independent, not-for-profit information and advisory centre, supporting all aspects of river restoration, habitat enhancement and best practice river and catchment management. Our office is based at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, and we are funded through UK environmental agency collaborative agreements, funded projects, advisory work and our programme of events. We work to ensure UK river restoration programmes and projects are planned, implemented and evaluated with a high degree of technical confidence and rigor, and are implemented by practitioners trained to a high degree of understanding and competency.

    The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is proud to be hosted at Cranfield University.  Whilst our office and employment contracts are with Cranfield University, all day-to-day work is solely directed by the River Restoration Centre Ltd. The position will involve some travel to locations across the UK.

    RRC at Cranfield University

    Cranfield University’s shared, stated values help to define who they are and underpin everything they do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here . 

    Cranfield University aims to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. They are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about the key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Cranfield University’s Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Martin Janes, on (T): +44 (0)1234 752979 or (E):

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4268.

    Closing date for receipt of applications:   13 November 2022

    Interviews to be held:  25 November 2022

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