Accountant / Charity Accounts

Job Title: Accountant / Charity Accounts
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: AT1
Contact Name: Jen Matthews
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2020 09:32

Job Description

Accountant role details

Unreal is a new mental health charity, established in 2019. We are the only charity in the UK that exists for Depersonalisation Derealisaton Disorder (DPRD) - one of the most common yet under-recognised psychiatric conditions in the world.

Our mission is to reach out to people with lived experience of DPRD and their carers and families. We seek to raise awareness of DPRD, to provide support and to promote involvement through providing up to date information, signposting, networking, the sharing of experiences and by celebrating success.

It is an exciting time for Unreal as we prepare for our launch in 2020. At such a pivotal time for the charity, and to achieve our objectives, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual with accounting experience to join our Board.

Person specification


  • The ideal candidate for this role will have accounting experience, preferably with a qualification or working towards a qualification

  • Ability to both constructively challenge and support the team

  • Ability to work as part of a team, with a strategic vision and a commitment to the organisation

  • A commitment to the work of Unreal and its constituent parts

  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the role

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of the role


  • Able able to attend a monthly board meeting in London

  • Previous experience within the charity sector and especially within the mental health sector

  • Some experience or an interest in fundraising is desirable

  • An understanding of the voluntary sector and previous experience as a charity board member or trustee


Being an Unreal board member offers a number of benefits:

  • Opportunities to boost your public profile

  • Opportunities to build valuable networks and relationships

  • The chance to give something back to an organisation that really values your support

  • The chance to help people to access much-needed support, advice and information

  • The reward of being involved in a charity from the early stages and watching it grow

  • Working with a friendly and dedicated group of people

  • Developing your skills and experience

If you would like to be involved in a dynamic, innovative charity and would be committed to our objectives and seeing the charity succeed, we would be delighted to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply for the role, please send a CV and expression of interest to with the subject ‘Accountant Application’. If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch via email and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary role. There is no deadline for this role and applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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