Bookkeeper/finance manager – Part time

Based in Ashford with some travel to Canterbury required

We are looking for a part time bookkeeper/finance manager to help with opening our new office space and to coach our apprentice and trainees both whilst they are learning and when they move into jobs.

You will need an understanding of QuickBooks and finance processing such as raising and reconciling invoices and bank statements, paying suppliers, preparing for payroll, filing and your role may include supporting recruitment, training and other HR processes.

Ideally you will have some understanding of the autistic spectrum, great empathy with others and an appreciation the different ways in which people learn.  To become part of Lily’s Team, you’ll need to believe in what we do and our ethos – that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and work, whatever their circumstances. It’s at the heart of everything we do.

Currently the role is for 16-20 hours a week spread over 2-3 days and will include working in our offices and some remote working due to the pandemic.

If you want to be part of someone’s journey to employment, this will be a rewarding role for you in an organisation that is not-for-profit,  friendly and passionate about what it does. We are also expanding and diversifying so it’s a great time to get involved.

For an informal chat about the role email Zoe at so this can be arranged. If you’re interested in applying email us a recent CV and a short statement setting out why you think you’d be a great addition to the team to

This role requires an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.  It also requires mandatory training such as safeguarding and autism.

Supported Internship

We are looking for a special person who would like to come to Lily’s in a supported internship to work as part of our marketing and communications team. 

A supported internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have a statement of special educational needs or an EHC plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

This role will include a minimum of 16 hours working in our Ashford office with the team (supported remotely when required due to the pandemic) and a day training with Kent Training and Apprenticeship working on functional skills.

The programme is 6-12 months long and there are options following this programme moving into traineeships, apprenticeships or paid employment with us or with one of our business partners.  During this time the team will work with the young person to assess what is the best next step for them. 

If you are a young person who is interested or you know a young person who may be interested then email to arrange an initial phone conversation.