Career opportunities

at Foresters Friendly Society

Looking for exciting career opportunities with one of the UK’s leading Friendly Societies? Get in touch today…

Foresters Friendly Society is based in central Southampton and is easily accessible by public transport. We offer a friendly, relaxed and pleasant environment to work in, as well as an active social committee who frequently organise staff events.

Please find below links to the current career opportunities available with us.

Head Office Vacancies

Data Analyst – Southampton

There is an opportunity to join our busy, dynamic and professional team as a Data Analyst, to control and manage the Society’s Management Information, Business Intelligence and Data. Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will play an important part in the Society growth, understand its data and be able to utilise that data to the future advantage of the business by using it to inform the direction and activities of all departments to enhance their commercial effectiveness.

Data Analyst, your duties:

  • Monitoring the Society’s key KPIs, analysing the results and creating reports
  • Establishing and maintaining Society’s requirement for data collection and analysis as well as undertaking general data queries from all teams
  • Producing and setting up standard data extract reports
  • Providing input to and support various audits that may be undertaken in relation to Data
  • Supporting departments in streamlining processes to create efficiencies
  • Contributing technical advice and knowledge to ad hoc projects and taking part in changes to the IT infrastructure projects in relation to data
  • Acting as a focal point of knowledge for Data/MI/BI across the Society
  • Implementing processes that will ensure the Society takes a strategic view of data through collaborative working with the business
  • Providing the relevant stakeholders of the Society with timely and relevant critical management information
  • Analysing the Society’s MI, looking for trends and anomalies, and reporting back to the relevant stakeholder
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with all teams, managers and committees

Data analyst, experience and skills:

  • Degree relevant to the job role, i.e. Mathematics, Computer Science, Business, Technology
  • Minimum of 2 years working in a similar role
  • At least 2 years’ experience in analysis and production of data mining
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Communicative ad hoc team builder
  • Experience in data modelling and reporting packages
  • Ability to analyse large data sets
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to write comprehensive reports presented in an easy to understand way
  • Focused – working well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail

In addition, Foresters Friendly Society will require some or all of the below:

  • Working knowledge of Power BI (including setting up environments), Jet reporting or other reporting tools
  • SQL databases and query language
  • Access databases
  • Navision Microsoft Dynamics and/or Business Central
  • Knowledge of financial services and products

Data Analyst, benefits:

  • Competitive salary and pension provision
  • 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 27 days after 5 years and 29 days after 10 years) plus Bank Holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme – buy up to 3 extra days per annum
  • Group Life Assurance – 4 times your salary
  • Bonus based on individual performance – up to 5% of your salary each year
  • Free onsite parking

Pure Human Resources Limited work in partnership with Foresters Friendly Society in providing HR support. They are not a recruitment agency. No applications from agencies please.

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IT Manager – Southampton

There is an opportunity to join our busy, dynamic and professional team as an IT Manager. You will be responsible for a professional and cost-effective IT service within the Society and for their business users, as well as for the development of the overall IT strategy to support future business needs and legislative changes.

IT Manager, the role:

  • Maintaining and developing the IT strategy
  • Providing the highest IT service standards
  • Overseeing the internal and external cyber security of accounts and data records
  • Supporting policies administration, management and financial reporting
  • Managing the IT department budget
  • Working closely with the management team to identify and implement the best and most cost-effective IT solutions
  • Managing IT services and providing appropriate solutions to all IT incidents
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing and new IT suppliers

IT Manager, perfect candidate:

  • Degree in Computer Science (or a related discipline)
  • Minimum 5 years’ proven experience in IT management
  • High level of knowledge of web-based technologies
  • Proven record of defining IT strategies, identifying opportunities and implementing changes
  • Capability to create IT policies, information security standards and procedures
  • Experience in managing IT suppliers as well as supporting planning and costing
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with different levels within the organisation
  • Demonstrable excellent communication and presentations skills
  • Financial Services sector experience is essential

IT Manager, the benefits:

  • Competitive salary and pension provision
  • 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 27 days after 5 years and 29 days after 10 years) plus Bank Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free and confidential for all employees
  • Holiday purchase scheme – buy up to 3 extra days per annum
  • Group Life Assurance – 4 times your salary
  • Bonus based on individual performance – potentially up to 5% of your salary each year
  • Free and secure onsite parking

This is a full time, permanent position. Flexibility in working hours will be sometimes required (eg to deal with occasional IT failures or business events).

Pure Human Resources Limited work in partnership with Foresters Friendly Society in providing HR support. They are not a recruitment agency. No applications from agencies please.

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Office Manager – Southampton

We are seeking a professional and experienced Office Manager to join our busy team. You will be responsible for day-to-day administrative support within the Executive Team, overseeing the management of the office space, facilities and Health and Safety.

Office manager, your responsibilities:

  • Working towards the Society’s strategic objectives
  • General office administration duties i.e. stationery and equipment supply, arranging for necessary repairs, managing filing system, taking minutes etc.
  • Developing and implementing new administrative systems
  • Responding to Members’ enquiries and complaints in a professional manner
  • Overseeing Data Protection laws and data storage, reviewing and updating adequate policies
  • Reviewing and updating Health and Safety policies and ensure they are up to date
  • Scheduling regular testing for electrical equipment and liaising with the outside contractors as needed
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of service
  • Undertaking other reasonable duties at the request of the Chief Executive Officer

Office Manager, the person:

  • A good standard of general education; minimum GCSE level with grade 4 or above in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Qualifications in business administration/business management would be beneficial
  • Proven experience within a busy office environment, preferably in the financial sector
  • Ability to oversee Health and Safety legislations and Facilities provisions
  • Evidence of excellent organisation and time-management skills
  • IT literate and exceptional user of Microsoft Office
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with a good eye for attention to detail
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills and problem-solving approach to work
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload and working well under pressure
  • High level of people and project management skills
  • Awareness of legislation in the areas of employment, equality and diversity as well as data protection would be a bonus

Office Manager, the benefits:

  • Competitive salary and pension provision
  • 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 27 days after 5 years and 29 days after 10 years) plus Bank Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free and confidential for all employees
  • Holiday purchase scheme – buy up to 3 extra days per annum
  • Group Life Assurance – 4 times your salary
  • Bonus based on individual performance – up to 5% of your salary each year
  • Free onsite parking

This is a permanent, full time position. The office hours will include very occasional evening and weekend work.

Pure Human Resources Limited work in partnership with Foresters Friendly Society in providing HR support. They are not a recruitment agency. No applications from agencies please.

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Membership vacancies

Unfortunately there are no current vacancies.

Court vacancies

Part time Secretary/Administrator – Mendlesham

Being a member of Foresters Friendly Society is incredibly rewarding, allowing you to share your skills, give back to your community and make new friends.

We’re currently looking for a Secretary/Administrator, which will be homebased, for our branch in Mendlesham and the surrounding area. You will need good organisational and basic financial skills, the ability to enthuse and socialise with people. The position offers an honorarium and expenses for approximately 6 hours per week of circa £3,500 per annum. Training will be given.

To apply or seek more information, please email Bruce Hicks at bhicks@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk or phone 07940 251888. Closing date for applications: Thursday 31 October 2019.

Part time Secretary/Administrator – Bargoed

Being a member of Foresters Friendly Society is incredibly rewarding, allowing you to share your skills, give back to your community and make new friends.

We’re currently looking for a Secretary/Administrator, which will be homebased, for our branch in Bargoed. You will need good organisational and basic financial skills, the ability to enthuse and socialise with people. The position offers an honorarium and expenses for approximately 10 hours per week of circa £5,000 per annum. Training will be given.

To apply or seek more information, please email Gail Lancaster at glancaster@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk. Closing date for applications: Thursday 31 October 2019.

Part time Secretary/Administrator – Henley on Thames

Being a member of Foresters Friendly Society is incredibly rewarding, allowing you to share your skills, give back to your community and make new friends.

We’re currently looking for a Secretary/Administrator, which will be homebased, for our branch in Henley on Thames. You will need good organisational and basic financial skills, the ability to enthuse and socialise with people. The position offers an honorarium and expenses for approximately 4/5 hours per week of circa £2,400 per annum. Training will be given.

To apply or seek more information, please email Sharon Blunsdon at sblunsdon@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk. Closing date for applications: Friday 8 November 2019.

Part time Secretary/Administrator – Stowmarket

Being a member of Foresters Friendly Society is incredibly rewarding, allowing you to share your skills, give back to your community and make new friends.

We’re currently looking for a Secretary/Administrator, which will be homebased, for our branch in Stowmarket and the surrounding area. You will need good organisational and basic financial skills, the ability to enthuse and socialise with people. The position offers an honorarium and expenses for approximately 4-6 hours per week of circa £3,500 per annum. Training will be given.

To apply or seek more information, please email Bruce Hicks at bhicks@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk or phone 07940 251888. Closing date for applications: Thursday 31 October 2019.

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