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About the organisation

Bridging the Gap (Manchester) is a registered Charity. Our Board of Trustees is made up of a strong female leadership team with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector and expertise in health, social housing, community development and positive activism.


Manchester South Central Foodbank opened in April 2014 in response to the need for a foodbank that covered the Hulme, Moss Side and Whalley Range areas. We are a small local charity established by local people who are concerned about isolation and food poverty in the area.


At our launch the Trustees said: “The current economic climate means more and more people are struggling to put food on the table, so we really need local citizens to give what they can to help. It’s not just people on low incomes who are feeling the pinch at the moment, increased redundancy and fewer jobs are having a real financial impact on local people”.


We franchise our service from a national foodbank organisation (the Trussell Trust) which ensures we adhere to certain standards and that our work is monitored and good practice is promoted.

About the role

Manchester South Central Foodbank require an Independent Examiner for our accounts 2022-23:

  • The audit should be suitable for the Charity Commissioners and Companies House and in accordance with CC32 Independent examination of charity accounts: examiners (CC32).
  • Our Annual Turnover is around £150,000 - £200,000
  • Draft accounts have already been prepared using payment and receipts format
  • Receipts are in digital format and available on a secure platform on the cloud.
  • The annual report is due with the Charity Commission no later than 29th January 2024. Ideally, we would like to have accounts finalised early January to allow time to submit. Therefore, closing date is 30 November 2023.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate would have the following qualities:

  • Professional qualifications mandated for the task as defined by Companies House and Charity Commissioners
  • Timeliness
  • Good communication reporting progress and queries
  • Previous experience of Independent Examinations for similar organisations would be helpful, but not essential

What’s in it for you

By supporting the food bank in examiner their financial accounts, you are part of a team providing a vital holistic support function in your local community, ensuring a dignified experience to anyone visiting or anyone who comes into contact with Manchester South Central Foodbank.

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Independent Examiner

Manchester South Central Foodbank

Apply by

18 Nov 2023






Short-term project

Time commitment

Short-term project 1-15 hours
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