Job Opportunities

We have a vacancy for:

Finance Officer

Please see information and application packs below.
If you would like to discuss the role ahead of applying,
please call Vania on 01273 609184 / 07940 295623 or contact us here


Gladrags is a small, Brighton-based charity that is a unique provider of sustainable costume resources and expertise for projects that are rooted in community, education, wellbeing, and the Arts. We have built a collection of 8000 pre-loved costumes and discovery boxes, 95% of which is donated stock that is repurposed and adapted to benefit the community time and time again through subsidised costume hire and community outreach activities. 

We firmly believe that costumes are a transformational resource, and our outreach work includes dress-up experiences for children and families experiencing multiple life challenges and reminiscence activities that stave off isolation for older people. We are passionate about the sustainable impact of sharing community skills and resources which sees us running a Rehome-it! scheme of free costumes and fabrics and sharing our sewing expertise and equipment with local groups. 

Hiring additionally to the professional arts sector and to partygoers supports our subsidised service whereby we offer 60-80% discounted hire rates to our beneficiaries. In addition to this revenue, we receive funds mainly via grants and major donors, and on a smaller scale, via public fundraising campaigns and the resale of pre-loved clothing. We have been making a difference in our community since 1994 and are currently operating with a management team of 6 part-time workers and an intergenerational team-pool of 25 volunteers. 

Finance Officer Role

Hours: 8 hours a week. Flexible working hours, with a balance of regular office-based hours and potential for some remote working

Status: part-time; self-employed

Pay:£16-£18, depending on experience 

Location: Moulsecoomb, Brighton + some optional remote-working

We are looking for someone with a positive, solution-based approach to their work and an appetite for variety within the role, which ranges from financial management and bookkeeping to support for our customer-facing systems. The role encompasses a broad range of tasks, carried out on a small scale in line with our size as an organisation. These include: 

  • attending to all aspects of bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable and payroll 
  • providing financial information and reports to the management team, Director and Board of Trustees 
  • reviewing and developing financial systems that support fundraising initiatives and customer-based processes

You will have workplace experience in bookkeeping and financial reporting and the skills to contribute to forecasting, budgeting and policy. Experience of charity accounting is a bonus. 

We offer a friendly, creative and professional working environment in an open-plan space that incorporates both our volunteer team and the broad spectrum of beneficiaries and customers who visit our store. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all. 

To apply, download an application form, GDPR permission form and CRD form below,
All three completed forms should be returned to:
Natalie Chang at [email protected].

If you require further information, please contact Natalie or call us on 01273 609184.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Thursday 18th April                Interviews:  23rd April to 30th April 

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Call us:

Tel: 07940 295623


Unit 10 Westergate Business Centre
Westergate road