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Finance Manager

Salary Band £29717- £ 33431 37 Hours per week

Pension contribution (after probationary period)

We are looking for a highly motivated Finance Manager for our Charity. Reporting to the Head of Charity the successful candidate will have experience of hands-on accounting practice, and the ability to explain complex financial information to members of the team. The role is for someone who is passionate about financial leadership and enjoys working as part of a small team. There are certain requirements that we are looking for, including (but not limited to!):

If you are highly numerate, have experience of Sage accounting and Sage Payroll system, Knowledge of the charity sector and charity accounting, Accountancy qualifications, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, are focused on meticulous attention to detail, experience of working with bespoke databases, have proven effective leadership and management skills, can guide and support staff and volunteers, can remain cheerful whilst working in a busy and pressurised environment, see yourself as a team player and part of a whole organisation, then we want to hear from you.

If you are interested and would like to find out more please T:01322 668501 or

E: admin@wearebeams.org..uk for an application pack.

Download the job description and job spec Finance Manager Job Description

The successful applicant will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th May 2018 in Hextable



 Short Break Support Workers

Salary Band C: £18729 – £23932 -37 hours per week (pro-rata for part-time)

We are currently seeking to recruit Support Workers for our Short Break Service for disabled children and young people. Our clients are aged between 5 -24 with a variety of disabilities including complex needs. You may be required to support days, evenings, weekends, sleeping in, waking night, school holidays and activity days. We enable our young people to develop their self-esteem, build on life skills, and work towards independence, access education and to participate in a wide range of activities.

2 posts are available

Post 1 – 25 Hours per week.

Hours will be shift based over 7 days and may include shifts of up to 15 Hours.

Post 2 – Bank work

This is a bank role working on an “as and when required” basis, you will be required to supplement staffing levels during busy periods and provide cover for existing staff in times of annual leave or absence. You will have the flexibility to accept work that suits your individual circumstances and availability.

Applications from Male candidates particularly welcome.

Successful applicants should have a proactive and positive work ethic, be a willing Team member and be enthusiastic, positive and flexible. An understanding of disability and a relevant qualification (NVQ Level 3 Working with Children & Young People) would be an advantage.

This post is based at our Resource Centre in Hextable but will require the ability to work in the community. A full clean driving licence is desirable.

Successful applicants will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact us for an Application Pack (CV not accepted)

T: 01322 668501 Option 4

E: admin@wearebeams.org.uk

Closing date for applications: April 30, 2018



Sessional Workers

Supported by the Big Lottery

We need to recruit new Sessional workers for the school holidays. The next break is in October. The ideal candidate will be available during the week to work with disabled children on inclusive play schemes we are organising at local leisure centres, or with children with severe and complex needs that will be based at our centre in Hextable. Hours are usually 9-5pm approximately. Full training will be given. DBS check is essential. This position would suit a trainee doctor, nurse, school teacher, graduate or anyone interested in SEN or social care. Please call the Short Breaks team 01322 668501 x6 or e-mail shortbreaks@wearebeams.org.uk


Please read the story below of one or our Sessional workers that have stayed working during the school holidays with BEAMS  for years and she absolutely loves the job and finds it very rewarding.

Catherine’s Story

Catherine Collcutt is a sessional worker at Beams during the school holidays. Catherine, aged 21, is a primary school teacher in her NQT year. She teaches the reception aged children at The Brent Primary School in Dartford.

Catherine started working with our children over 3 years ago, whilst she was at University studying for her degree. She has come back each school holiday since to care for disabled children that participate in our Kids Camp holiday play schemes. Previously, Catherine volunteered at after school clubs working with children with Autism in Dartford.

We asked Catherine what motivates her to do this type of work. She said:

“I love working with children. I have wanted to do this since I was 11 years old. Working at Beams has given me experience and confidence. I understand children with SEN and have been involved in integrating them into mainstream education. I find the work with disabled children rewarding, knowing that I can make a difference to their lives.

I love it when we give them opportunities to do something such as going to the beach for the day or swimming as they will not do this without our help”.

Catherine enjoying play time with Olivia

Catherine is one of a team of sessional workers who are engaged to care and play with children that stay at Beams during the school holidays. Most are aged between 18-25, are graduates, teachers, nurses, or are interested in working in social care. This gives them a new perspective and broadens their horizons.

If you would like to volunteer or become as a sessional worker with disabled children then get in touch:


Sunday 8th July 2018 at Jeskyns Community Woodland, Gravesend.


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38-40 St David's Road
Kent BR8 7RJ


01322 668501



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