National Trust

Job Description

There’s never been a more exciting time to work in Finance at the National Trust. Over the past few years, we’ve moved over to new systems and a new Finance model that’s enabling us to redefine the way our properties manage their money. You’ll be joining us as we look to further embed these systems and update our processes to make best use of the benefits available.

Our team believes that people deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us.

What it’s like to work here:You’ll be based at our Trowbridge Finance Service Centre (FSC) alongside other teams responsible for processing all financial transactions for the National Trust. It’s a hugely important and busy function that helps us deliver great service. This vital operation is key in supporting our core purpose, we’re part of something important and worthwhile – and we’re proud of that fact.

The FSC is well placed, with ample parking onsite, a shopping outlet nearby and the town centre only a 10-minute drive away. Your contractual location will be Epsom Court.

We are currently operating a hybrid working schedule structured around two days in the office and three days working at a flexible location. During your training you will be in the office more often and the hybrid working schedule will start once training is complete.

What you’ll be doing:As a Finance Analyst, you’ll be providing specialist financial support to the Financial Planning & Insight (FP&I) community. You’ll be working within a team to provide regular insight and analysis into regional & directorate account variances and trends. Developing great working relationships with the Finance Business Partner community and other Operational Managers, you’ll be supporting the financial running of properties, places, and outdoor spaces.

Your role will be key in delivering accurate and timely management accounts, providing analysis and insight into what’s influencing the results. With the new Finance model, there’s great opportunity to expand beyond the normal operating arena, exploring projects, reserves management and other areas that support our day-to-day results.

Who we’re looking forYou can view the full role profile for this role in the document attached. You don’t need to have all the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the role profile; this is just to provide a full picture of what is possible.
We’d love to hear from you if you have:
  • Experience and understanding of finance systems and management accounting processes
  • Confidence with use of excel daily, and able to write formulas and run pivots easily
  • Experience with analytical and reporting software
  • Experience building relationships as you’ll need to work with a variety of people, finance and non-finance alike.

The packageThe National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice


Requirements :Compliance.Eligibility to Work in the UK
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

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