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Finance Apprentice (Level 3)

Join our team

Interview date: To be confirmed
Location: Birmingham Hospice Selly Park and Erdington
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, one day of which will be attending college 
Duration: Initially, the post will run until the apprenticeship is completed, which should typically take 18 months
Salary: Apprentice Rate: £20,325 per year

As Finance Apprentice you will provide support to the Finance Team in various areas of business.

This role will involve a variety of responsibilities, including supporting with the hospice’s sales and purchase ledger, posting payments, chasing invoices and cash handling. You will also support with our grant income and assist with payroll.

You will provide support and take direction from the Finance Manager and the rest of the team.

You will be expected to attend college on day release as part of the apprenticeship programme at Birmingham Metropolitan College.

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both hospice sites in Selly Park and Erdington and attend college (in most cases). Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Strong communication.
  • IT skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience of customer care.
  • Problem solving.
  • Administrative skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Team player.
  • Patience.

Previous experience in accounts is also recommended.


GCSE or equivalent Accounts (Grade 4/Pass or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Career progression

The successful candidate will complete a full Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard.

The progression route from completing the apprenticeship would be to Accounts Assistant. Further development would eventually be Assistant Management Account, Senior Manager, Deputy Director, then Director.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this apprenticeship opportunity, you should submit an application through the UK government’s find an apprenticeship service.  Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you’ll need to sign in.
The link for application is:  Birmingham Hospice – Finance Apprentice
“I could never praise them enough."

David Fisher and his familyDiane Fisher’s husband David received care at home from our Healthcare Assistants for the last days of his life  following a cancer diagnosis 18 months before.

Despite David’s reluctance, the hospice made a huge difference to his quality of life in his final days, as well as helping to take the pressure off his family.

Diane said: “He saw the carers as his friends by the end. I didn’t know what to expect but they were absolutely wonderful and I couldn’t have done it without them.

“Someone said to me that they weren’t just carers, they were like angels – and I can understand that.”

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.

Colleague benefits
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free tea, coffee and toast.
  • We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including those with caring responsibilities – while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.
  • Birmingham Hospice is committed to colleague development as an ongoing professional requirement and consider this a priority.
  • For individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.
  • A supportive work environment, with a focus on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free emotional, health and financial support.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do as we continue in our mission to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.