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Charity Business Manager

The Bolton Guild of Help has been supporting vulnerable people in the Borough of Bolton since1905.

Due to the resignation of the current manager, we are seeking to appoint a replacement.

Hours: 12 hours per week

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday   9am to 1pm.

Salary £11,457 per annum plus 20 days (pro-rata) holidays per year.

The Business Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the organisation.

Responsibilities include:-

  • Organising formal meetings of the Board and subcommittees and following up
  • Accounts management and Annual Reporting
  • Management of building and utilities.

Please refer to the full job description and personnel specification which is available by contacting or by visiting our website at where you can download a copy of the documents on the News page. Hard copy or emailed applications only please.

The posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date for applications is the 23 May at 5pm. Please note that any completed applications received after this date will not be considered.

Scott House 27 Silverwell Street, Bolton. BL1 1PP Tel. 01204 524858    email:


Job Title: Charity Business Manager

Job Summary:

Bolton Guild of Help is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), charity number1183115 that administers and manages a number of trusts and Legacies. The Guild has capital invested through CCLA, an investment management company for Charites.  The income from these investments provides grants which are distributed in accordance with the Benefactors wishes by the Trustees.

Purpose of the Role

The Charity Business Manager is responsible for the day to day smooth running of the organisation, setting work plans in line with the objectives of the Guild and is responsible for staff. The Charity Business Manager reports to the Chairman and Board, liaising with Treasurer and other Trustees as required.

Responsibilities and Duties (or what you will be doing)

Formal Meetings (Committees and Sub Committees)

Organise and prepare formal meeting agendas/reports/room hire and information/documents for board meetings, sub-committees and annual general meetings.

Minute such meetings and follow up on actions.

Accounts management and Annual reporting

Management of day to day accounts & ledgers (on Quick books)

Submit withdrawal slips to CCLA (investment company) for investment income to be paid into the bank accounts when required.

Administer all Bank accounts, payment of invoices and prepare month end budget reports

Ensure payroll is in place and set up necessary payments (PAYE, Pension contributions etc)

Maintain and manage Petty cash facility

Assist in the preparation of Annual Report and Accounts

Make annual submission to Charity Commission

Client Services

Legacy management of new legacies made to the charity

Project Management

Providing cost effective proposals and statistical reports to the board of trustees.

Building Services

Arrange for utility service provision, gas, water, electricity, telephone and internet

Building management – organise the servicing of fire & security alarms & gas/elec. testing.

            Arrange and manage building works/repairs

            Manage leasing of upstairs office and liaise with tenant.


Ensure provision and upkeep of Office Equipment (computers, telephones, photocopiers, etc)

Liaise with HR partner and Payroll provider

Qualification Knowledge and Skills

Financial skills, bookkeeping, knowledge of Quick Books and formal qualifications are an advantage.

Office organisation

IT skills, proficient in all standard office software

Voluntary Sector Management

Premises management.

Understanding of the Bolton Charity scene

Specialist Skill Sets

Interpersonal skills


Work as a critical team member

Bridging the Gap

Veterans and ex national servicemen drop in centre

Every other Thursday at the Bridge Coffee Shop 10.30 until 12.30

The Bridge Coffee Shop Bolton
109 Bradford St, Haulgh, Bolton BL2 1JX

A NEW Veterans’ Drop-In Support Centre to help ex-services personnel has been opened in Bolton at the Bridge Church Conference Centre on Bradford Street.

The volunteer run service will be open fortnightly on Thursdays between midday and 2pm starting on the 7 October with volunteer advisers available informally every other week from 10.30 until 12.30 commencing on the 14 October. It is hoped to move to full weekly sessions from January 2021. Light refreshments’ will be available at very competitive prices.

Apart from being a welcoming place for people to meet and socialise, the new service will assist with mental health issues (PTSD), homelessness, benefits advice, debt management, job searching, the provision of essential items and reducing social isolation.

Bolton has an estimated 20,000 people with a military connection, many of them ex-national servicemen now in their 70s, 80s and 90s.

At the official launch, the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Linda Thomas, praised the project and said “this is much needed here.”

 The Bolton Guild of Help is behind the new centre. With the support of the Armed Forces Covenant

For more information please contact the Guild on 01204 524858 Monday to Wednesday between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Or by e-mailing

Bolton and Bury Veterans Aid (COVID-19 Project)

Bolton and Bury Veterans Aid (BBVA) is a project being run by the Bolton Guild of Help (BGoH) throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Commencing on the 15 June it will finish at the end of November 2020.

The project is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and is entitled ‘Veterans Will Not be Forgotten’

Many of our veterans are finding the current situation very challenging and quite isolating.  Their reluctance to ask for help can exacerbate this. This project will make direct contact with veterans to identify any immediate and ongoing needs. By regularly checking in with each veteran we will be able to reduce social isolation, review and ensure that the support is effective.

As the lockdown is lifted some veterans will be able to venture out into the community but may still feel socially isolated.  The project aims to provide ongoing access to further support and access to engage in community social activities.  Whilst maintaining contact and ongoing support for those who must remain at home a while longer. 

Welcome To Health Watch

Welcome To Heath Watch

The Bolton Guild of Help would like to welcome Healthwatch Bolton to Scott house.  Healthwatch moved into two of the refurbished offices on the first floor of Scotthouse where they now operate from.  As a charity it good to share such a prime office location with other charities and organisations working for the benefit of the Bolton Community.

Animal Magic!

Animal Magic!

The Bolton Guild of Help manages many legacies for the benefit of people living in the Bolton area.  Did you know however that we also manage a legacy for the benefit of animals?  The Joyce and Frank Smith animal fund was set up by a former trustee of the Bolton Guild of Help in memory of his late wife Joyce Smith.  Sadly, Frank Smith passed away some years ago leaving the remainder of his estate to in trust with the Guild for the benefit of Animal welfare around the Bolton area.  For further details go to our contact page.