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Organisation name
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Closing date
Job location
Central London
Full time
About this Role

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is a German political foundation that operates both nationally and internationally. In keeping with its namesake, it is committed to the thought and action of the socialist activist Rosa Luxemburg.

Our work seeks to support emancipatory political actors, and help forge alternative social models founded on democratic socialist values. We support activities that critically engage with economic politics, EU integration, feminism, migration, anti-fascism, and history. We work to promote peace, democracy, social justice, and democratic socialism.

Tasks will include

  • establish a set of books and accounting systems which accurately and fairly reflect all the financial affairs of the foundation in accordance with a) generally accepted accounting principles and practices, b) the requirements of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany, c) the requirements of the German government as the foundation's donor;
  • assist, consult, and give advice to project partners on all financial matters in respect of the cooperation;
  • monitor and evaluate, on a regular basis, the financial reports and spending activities of all projects funded by the foundation;
  • communicate and cooperate with the foundation's auditors as well as with the financial department and other officers of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany;
  • prepare, in cooperation with the RLS accountants, all financial reports required by a) British authorities, b) the German government as the foundation's donor, c) the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany;
  • ensure that the foundation complies with tax and labour legislation;
  • manage office maintenance and relationships with vendors, service providers, and landlord, including budgeting and invoice controlling;
  • order office supplies, necessary general/IT equipment;
  • manage general office expenses and office inventory;
  • handle distribution of publications (courier/post office);
  • manage framework contracts for various services;
  • organizational support for the organization of events/travel bookings and preparation of fee contracts.

What we require

  • a relevant educational background and/or relevant experience;
  • several years of working experience in a similar position is desired
  • excellent computer skills, willingness to work with internal accounting software;
  • willingness to acquaint oneself with special budget guidelines provided by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung’s donor;
  • a commitment to the aims and objectives of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung;
  • previous involvement in progressive organizations and causes is desirable;
  • an excellent command of spoken and written English;
  • knowledge of German language is advantageous but not required;
  • good team working, communication, and organization skills;
  • willingness to be flexible and take on a range of tasks in the office and at events;
  • willingness and availability to travel and to occasionally work on weekends and evenings;

For the right candidate training will be provided as a part of the job to help you grow into the role.  

What we offer

  • a diverse field of responsibility with great potential for creativity and development;
  • Regular training opportunities on the job 
  • a broad international network of RLS offices and partners;
  • an open-minded and friendly work environment;
  • £36,000/year salary;
  • this position is 5 days a week, 4 days a week is also possible with a corresponding reduction in pay;
  • Start date is flexible 
Further information

Please send your detailed job application, in English, including a motivation letter (1-2 pages), CV, university diploma or other relevant professional certificates and two references by email (preferably in one file) by 1 December 2019 under the subject JOB APPLICATION to:

Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged. Job interviews will take place between the 16th to the 20th of December  in London by email invitation.

For any questions please email

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