World Heart Beat
The facade of World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, with the US Embassy in the background

We’re hiring! Bookkeeper

Job Overview

We are looking for a skilled Bookkeeper to support our finance team with maintaining our financial records, including purchases, sales, receipts, and payments.

It is an exciting time for the charity, following the opening of World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, our second site for music teaching, which includes a new concert hall and studios. The operation of two sites has increased our activities and overheads, so our bookkeeper will have an important role to play.

Job Purpose

Working closely with our team to create and analyse financial reports and ensure legal requirements compliance, process accounts payable and receivable and manage invoices and tax payments.

Our ideal candidate is part/qualified, and is familiar with accounting software packages, such as Xero, and the charity sector.

Role: Bookkeeper
Reporting to: James Gero, CEO
Company: World Heart Beat Music Academy / CIC
Contract: Freelance (Temporary contract for 3-6 months, with the possibility of extending)
Renumeration: £120 – £144 per day, dependent on experience
Hours: Two days per week (8 hours per day) *or over three shorter days if preferable
Location: World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens (SW11 7BP) or World Heart Beat Kimber Road (SW18 4PP)

How to apply

Please provide a copy of your current CV, together with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how your skills and experience aligns with the person specification.

Please include the names of two referees, one of which must be your most recent employer. References won’t be taken up without your consent.

Your letter, CV and EO monitoring form should be emailed to Hilary O’Connor, General Manager, at:

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please email James Gero, CEO at: james@worldheart

Application Deadline: There is no specific deadline so please apply as soon as you can. We will also get in touch to let you know if we would like to invite you for an interview. Ideally you would start work immediately.

Interviews: Interviews will be undertaken when suitable applications are received. Should the right candidate be found, the application process may close early. We’d therefore recommend applying in good time.

Terms and Conditions

World Heart Beat is committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment where everyone feels respected and free to work without fear of discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our practice. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We welcome applications from people requiring flexible working arrangements and from anyone with any professional or educational background.

Health and Safety
All employees will be required to have a DBS check and are required to understand and comply with World Heart Beat Music Academy’s Health and Safety Management Policy, including taking reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst at work. The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with World Heart Beat Music Academy’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.

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