At Hatch, we empower underrepresented entrepreneurs from across the UK to imagine, launch and grow sustainable and impactful businesses through tailored support, community and partnerships. We offer world-class support to entrepreneurs, mainly through our courses and workshops.
We’re not typical of the charity sector. As you would expect from a charity focused on entrepreneurship, we think and act like a business. Our programmes are run by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.
We’re one of the fastest-growing enterprise support organisations. Since 2014, we’ve grown our revenue to over £1 million annually, something that takes the average social enterprise at least fifteen years. Over the last 12 months we have grown 60% allowing us to serve so many more founders through one of the most challenging times in recent history as we dealt with the pandemic, mass business closures and came face to face with inequity in our society highlighted by #BlackLivesMatter. Against this backdrop, we were able to not only double down on our mission to support those founders hardest hit by the pandemic, we were able to scale our services across the UK being previously only active in Greater London.
Now we’re looking at our next big milestones: Doubling the size of our team and delivering 25,000 enterprise support opportunities for underrepresented founders by 2025. These are deliberately ambitious goals – we like that it scares us a bit!
Our Hatch values are:
We aim to embody these values in everything we do internally as a team and in all our work with founders, funders and partners. In practice this means we are transparent with data and information, we trust each other to try new things, to learn from mistakes and to collaborate on strategic decisions, drawing on our collective expertise, experience and networks.
We are influenced by lean management philosophy, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate in our programmes and in the way that we work.
We are a small organisation with big ambitions to grow, offering the right candidate a great opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Hatch’s work has been recognised in recent years with a number of accolades, including:
Do you love keeping things organised and running smoothly? Do you have an eye for detail, a commitment to process and a love of spreadsheets? Are you happy working independently as part of a small team to support a smooth running finance function, establishing and managing systems and processes that work for you and others? Then you could be the Finance Coordinator we are looking for!
Hatch is on the cusp of a growth spurt; there are busy and exciting times ahead with ambitious goals and big projects in the pipeline to double our income, our team and the number of founders we support.
The Finance function within Hatch is critical to the ongoing success and day to day operation of all our services and activities as we grow. The Finance Coordinator will follow the established finance framework of processes and procedures to ensure the finance function runs smoothly and effectively.
This new role will be central to ensuring that we stay on top of paying salaries, expenses and invoices to a growing number of colleagues and suppliers, processing payments from a growing numbers of founders and customers and keeping accurate and up to date records in our cashflow forecast and accounting software. You will work with colleagues at all levels within the organisation, to ensure they are supported and advised with finance queries.
You will be excited by the challenge of providing efficient and effective support to the Finance Manager as part of a small finance team, taking on the majority of our regular financial processing and freeing her to work on Hatch’s strategic growth and investment planning for the future.
Invoicing and Payments
Payroll and pensions
Finance team administration
We care about our people and giving them the things they need to succeed.
We have always been supportive of flexible working, which has become even more important recently. We have an office in Elephant & Castle, which is available for anyone to work from as much or as little as they’d like. For those working at home, we’ll provide you with a laptop to get you set up. In the post-COVID world we’re experimenting with full flexibility to work from home or in the office as it suits you, but hope the whole team will be able to come together periodically.
We believe everyone has potential. We are committed to increasing diversity among business owners, and we want to do the same for our team. If you’ve read this far, and you like the sound of the job, but you’re worried you don’t quite fit the requirements, we’d love it if you went ahead and applied.
We want to ensure that our team represents a wider cross-section of society than a typical start-up, and we know that means we have to make an effort to understand and accommodate different people’s needs. If you would require any reasonable adjustments to be made to support you to apply, interview or join the Hatch team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK
Please email us your CV and a cover letter of no more than 1000 words explaining:
Send these to email@example.com with “Finance Coordinator Application – Your Name” as the email subject line by midday 8th May 2022.
If you have any questions or need any help with your application, please drop us a line via firstname.lastname@example.org. (Recruiters will be politely turned away).