Administration & Finance Officer

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 12 September, 2022 - 12:00
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
The Comfrey Project CIO

We are looking for an experienced and confident administrator, keen to be part of a small, dynamic team and to work together to fulfil the aims of The Comfrey Project.

The salary will be £23,177.93 FTE Pro Rata (NJC Scale 4) for 22.5 to 30 hours per week and is currently advertised as a fixed two-year post.

Working closely with our team of staff, Board of Trustees and volunteers you will help us realise our ambitious plans for the future, by ensuring day-to-day operations run smoothly. You will help us to implement financial and administrative policies and systems, and health and safety controls.

You need to have a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to adapt quickly in the lively, busy environment of The Comfrey Project. Being able to multitask, while at the same time remaining highly organised, is essential.

You will often have to act as the first point of contact for The Comfrey Project so it is essential that you have great interpersonal and communication skills, and a friendly, patient and empathetic personality.

Please note that some out-of-work hours and lone working will be required from time to time.

Appropriate training for the role will be provided.


To request an application pack and for any enquiries about the post please email: or call: 0191 44 77 801 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm).

Please note, we can only accept applications made using the application form contained in this pack.

The application deadline is 12pm on Monday 12th of September (interview dates to be confirmed).

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The Comfrey Project is a small grassroots charity which promotes personal wellbeing and community integration for refugees and people seeking asylum, through predominantly nature-based activities. Participants volunteer at regular group sessions taking place in our community centre and garden in Gateshead and two allotments in Newcastle. Activities include gardening, bee-keeping, construction, cooking, arts & crafts and more.

Our aim is to nurture a safe and welcoming environment that provides a sense of belonging and empowers our volunteers to build resilience, confidence, skills and support networks.