RUSS is seeking an enthusiastic Finance and Administration Officer to join the organisation at an exciting period. The organisation is undergoing a period of growth, and this role will make a significant contribution to its development. The duties offer a mixture of routine tasks alongside more project-based work which will provide a varied and interesting workload.

About RUSS

The Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS) is a Community Land Trust based
in south-east London. We are an innovative volunteer-led organisation that has embarked on an exciting journey to build a sustainable community of self-
built, permanently affordable homes in Lewisham. We currently have a board of voluntary Trustees who meet every six weeks, and almost 800 members.

Established in 2009 by four founding members in response to the London housing crisis, RUSS has received planning permission to build a 33-home, affordable housing development in Ladywell, Lewisham. Building is due to commence in summer 2019.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for administration, bookkeeping and project-based tasks to support the smooth day-to-day running of the organisation. This will be achieved by work closely with the Operations Director, Treasurer, Trustees and wider membership.

The Company Secretary function is included in this role. The tasks include supporting the board in ensuring that meetings, appointments, and the finances of the organisation are run effectively and in accordance with the governing document

Please see full details in the document below.

Role Description and Application Information – Finance and Administration Officer


How to apply

Please attach a copy of your most recent CV and a supporting statement (of no more than 1 side of A4) telling us how your skills and experience match the job description and essential requirements.

Email your application to

The deadline is 5pm Friday 22nd March 2019.

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