About us

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children’s Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families we care for every year.

The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of our amazing young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure our brilliant surgeons and clinical staff have the most up to date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction equipment designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in our patients. We also fund a range of programmes and special projects such as our ward musicians, our on-site magician and the play specialists we have on every ward.

In Spring 2020 we launched our £3m Children’s Mental Health Appeal. Our 7 in 10 Appeal highlights that 70% of young people with a mental health condition are currently missing out on vital mental health interventions at a sufficiently early age. The Appeal is aiming to raise vital funds to enhance inpatient and community mental health services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, enabling more children to access the treatment they need at the time they need it, an already vitally needed service which is seeing increasing demand due to the impact of Covid-19. We have also recently launched our new Surgical Neonatal Appeal to raise £2.5m towards a brand new, state of the art Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the hospital.



About this role

This role calls for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and dedicated person who shares our values. This is a varied role that requires an ability to learn a breadth of finance processes, undertake day to day transactions and be adaptable to the needs of the organisation. Over time, this role will give you exposure to the full breadth of the management accounting function.

Part of the requirement of this role will be to undertake an apprenticeship AAT qualification.


Main responsibilities & tasks 


  • To support the Finance Manager in processing the day to day financial transactions of the organisation, including the trading subsidiary company.
  • Cash management including weekly payment runs, cash banking, monitoring of bank balances and reconciliations.
  • Sales and purchase ledger processing, ensuring invoices are dealt with in a timely manner using the finance system.
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements including liaising with suppliers to resolve issues.
  • Credit control including liaising with customers to resolve issues.
  • Coding of income and expenditure on the finance system and CRM system, ensuring this is within the correct budget codes.
  • Processing staff and volunteer expenses.
  • Company credit card processing.
  • Support and work with the Operations Team to integrate on-line payments into the finance system.
  • Production of restricted fund statements.
  • Maintain the accruals and grant ledgers.
  • Support the Finance Manager with the gift aid processing for both the Charity and trading subsidiary company.
  • Support the Finance Manager in the month end process to produce the management accounts for both the charity and subsidiary company.

Other duties

  • Be an outstanding advocate for Alder Hey Children’s Charity in line with the core values of the organisation.
  • Be an active and supportive member of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity team, contributing to the team’s development and working collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Gain and maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the charity’s work, priorities and future plans and act as a spokesperson for the Charity when required, including representing at external events as appropriate.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager.



Part-time and flexible working will be considered (our offices are located on site at Alder Hey in Liverpool).


Salary expectations

£21,422 - £25,707 


Additional information about this role is included within the Job Description and Person Specification. To view this click here



Our values

Here at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, our values guide the way in which we work. By being courageous, working together, being passionate about our work, and making sure that we are creative in what we do, helps us to deliver the support necessary so that our Hospital can continue to deliver the very best care for our young patients and their families. Our values are:

Courage: we try new things and take risks to innovate and drive forward new ideas. We have the courage to speak up and take a stance. We are accountable, responsive and responsible. We are unstoppable.

Together: we work together as one team, sharing our knowledge and learning. We work in partnership with patients, families, supporters and colleagues. We are respectful, celebrate diversity and empower each other to achieve our aims.

Passion: we are passionate about what we do and why we do it. We work together to share and grow. We inspire others.

Magical: we are fun, creative and child led. We create special moments, provide little extras and go further for our brave young patients.



How to apply

  • Closing date: 17th January 2022
  • Telephone interviews: TBC
  • Video interviews: TBC

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Alder Hey Children’s Charity will make every endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments for applicants who require assistance in carrying out their duties due to a disability. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to equal opportunities and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The post holder may be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

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