MSA Trust


The MSA Trust offers a variety of paid job roles and volunteer opportunities both at our UK office in London and across the UK. If we have any vacancies they will be listed below, for volunteering opportunities click here.

Senior Services and Volunteering Officer – 12 month Maternity Cover

  • Reports to: Information and Services Manager
  • Hours of work: 3 days per week, 9:00-17:00
  • Salary: Circa £31,500 p.a. (pro-rated)
  • Location: Office in London, SE16 (hybrid working policy in place)

We are seeking a Senior Services and Volunteering Officer to join our small but growing organisation for a 12-month maternity cover. This is a rewarding role with the opportunity to make a real difference to those affected by a rare, progressive neurological condition.

The Multiple System Atrophy Trust (MSA Trust) is the UK’s leading support and information service for people with multiple system atrophy, their families and carers. We are a small national charity with a large reach, offering vital support to people affected by MSA, training health professionals and funding much needed research into the cause and a cure for what is a rare and devastating disease.

This is an interesting and varied role, providing front-line information and support to people affected by MSA. You will need excellent customer service and facilitation skills with experience of working directly with people seeking support. This role also holds responsibility for the Trusts small but dedicated volunteer team, ensuring they are effectively managed and volunteer policies are in place.

You will be a team worker with management experience along with strong project management and administration skills. You will be proficient in Microsoft Office and have experience of databases (we use Raisers Edge). You will need the ability to thrive in a busy environment, with experience and understanding of the role of a charity supporting people affected by a health condition desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will ideally need to start in October 2024.

The Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Applicants are required to apply via the CharityJob website HERE. Please note we require a CV with a covering letter, specifically outlining how you meet the person specification. Please be advised that we are unable to consider your application without a covering letter.

Senior Services and Volunteering Officer JDPS2024

Finance Officer (Part-time)

  • Reports to: Head of Fundraising
  • Hours of work: 14hrs per week, flexibility offered
  • Salary: £11,200 – £12,000 p.a. 2 days per week
  • Location: London N1, hybrid working policy in place, provided there is a suitable home environment

The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA), a rare neurological degenerative disease with no known cause or cure. We’re seeking an part-time Finance officer to join our small, dynamic and friendly team at the Multiple System Atrophy Trust. This key role involves providing essential bookkeeping and basic accounts support. The job entails processing all non-salary income and expenditure, ensuring that the accounts are reconciled on a regular basis. Monitoring income and expenditure against budgets and developing forecasts and budgets for projects.

The post holder is expected to be proactive, self-motivated and show initiative and flexibility, taking responsibility for checking their own work. For the right person this will be a rewarding and fulfilling role. Working as a member of the team the post-holder will need to work closely with the Chief Executive and the heads of departments in the preparation of the annual budget, the production of monthly management accounts, accounting for restricted funds and monitoring financial performance. The organisation uses Raisers Edge as it’s fundraising database and uses Xero online accounting system for the monthly accounts. The post holder will need to become familiar with both.

Key Responsibilities:

•Complete bi-monthly banking – recording cheques and cash to be deposited and taking to the bank / post office
• Ensure the accounting software is up to date and accurate.
• Accounting for other income received via the bank statement and inputting onto Raisers Edge
• Process purchase and supplier invoices (ensuring compliance with authorisation procedures).
• Process staff, volunteer and beneficiary expense claims.
• Download monthly reports from third party fundraising platforms, CAF and Stripe or PayPal websites to ensure that donations are correctly allocated.
• Preparing management accounts and restricted fund summaries for Trustee meetings
• Monthly bank reconciliations
• Monitoring use of MSA Trust credit cards and ensuring payments are accounted and entered onto XERO correctly.
• Complete Quarterly gift aid claims

Finance Officer Job Description

To apply please email . Candidates must supply a curriculum vitae (CV) and covering letter of not less than 250 words, outlining how they can meet the job spec. Candidates must also be prepared to supply 2 referees if they are invited to interview and to bring documents to confirm their right to work in the UK.