Finance and HR Administrator

  • Job Reference: 00002093-1
  • Date Posted: 20 November 2023
  • Recruiter: Ewhurst Park
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance, Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Finance and HR Administrator
Location: On-site
Basis: Full-time

Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 (commensurate with experience and skill set)

Job Details
A new opportunity has arisen for a Finance and HR Administrator to support the office at Ewhurst Park near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Ewhurst Park is a 925-acre rural estate which has embarked on an estate-wide biodiversity and sustainability project with the goal of restoring the land for nature and grow healthy and ethically produced organic food. We aim to inspire people to reconnect with the land, nature, and sources of food through community outreach and organised education and hospitality events held on the estate.

Job Specification
Reporting to the Director and Estate Manager you will be responsible for day-to-day finance routines and payroll functions together with some general office administration. The estate also runs a number of events throughout the year to which all team members contribute. As a growing organisation with an evolving structure you will be required to be adaptable and proactive and willing to use your initiative in a start-up environment. A passion for the environment and sustainability is highly desirable for this role.

Areas of responsibility

  • Procurement of goods and materials required for the estate
  • Processing invoices and making payments together with associated record-keeping
  • Liaising with the company accountants, to respond to queries and be responsible for the development of finance systems and reporting to include, but not limited to, budgeting, cashflow, variance analysis, billing and credit control
  • Supporting the Land, Events, Growing, Facilities, and Marketing departments with all financial related matters


  • Monthly payroll submission including maintaining salary, pension, HMRC payments, overtime, annual leave and absence records
  • Issuing of contracts and staffing policies for onboarded staff
  • Maintenance of staff records
  • Liaison with The Facilities Administrator to record and monitor training requirements and CPD records

Additional responsibilities

  • Responsibility for compliance with all company statutory regulations across all departments including, but not limited to, data protection, health and safety, accounting best practice, and record-keeping

Essential skills

  • An Accounting qualification or qualification by experience with a minimum of three years practical experience
  • Previous experience with HR functions
  • Experience with accounting software packages such as Sage, Xero or equivalent
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Confidence to engage professionally with a range of stakeholders including contractors, visitors, and the local community
  • A high level of competency with Microsoft packages including excel
  • A positive approach and a willingness to take on new and varied tasks
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle priorities in an efficient and resilient way
  • A clean driving licence

Desirable skills:

  • Previous experience working for a rural business

Normal working hours are between 9am and 5pm. However, some flexibility will be required for events and to meet deadlines.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 11th December 2023.

First round interviews will take place by Zoom on 13th and 14th December.
Second round interviews will take place in person on 15th and 18th December.

Application Details: To apply, send a CV and a covering letter/email to with “Finance and HR Administrator” in the subject line. Please state in your cover letter where you heard about the position.

Due to the expected volume of applications we are only able to contact successful applicants. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we ensure that we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from everyone with the skills set out in the job advert.