West Lexham eco-retreat centre is recruiting a FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

West Lexham Financial Controller

West Lexham is an eco-retreat centre in a beautiful river valley in Norfolk, offering different types of training, retreats and holidays focused around nature, healing and crafts.

Their vision is to grow into a larger Complementary Health Centre, so they are looking to recruit people with whom this vision resonates. They are looking for people who love nature; helping others on their healing journey, and are keen to build a Community Hub. Previous experience and skills in the following role is preferable, but heart, motivation, drive and clarity will be the main determining factors.

Working in their team means that everyone needs to pull their weight. These skills are critical:

• Ambition to grow and develop the business
• Being able to handle, sometimes heavy, workloads efficiently and effectively
• The ability to communicate authentically and kindly to the team and guests
• Self-motivation and the ability to conscientiously, creatively improve systems and output
• Maintaining mutual respect in all circumstances

They are looking to recruit a Financial Controller as the business is growing and becoming more complex. Somebody is needed who is a financial wizard to keep a firm hand on revenue and expenditure and who can help build robust financial systems in all areas of the business.

The role is to work with the team and accountants to do day to day management, weekly reporting, and maintain the accuracy and integrity of the financial systems. The post-holder is responsible for producing monthly accounts, undertaking variance analysis, and implementing and monitoring financial controls.

• Open to this being full or part time
• Generous rates of pay depending on experience and skills
• Room to grow and expand in the role
• Help with relocation
• Support & guidance – you will be guided and supported by a dedicated team
• Excellent work environment
• Please contact hr@westlexham.org and put the job description as the email Subject Line
• Include a CV and covering email


•A details person
• Very organised, tidy and systematic
• Very IT literate and able to use accounting packages
• Able to lead and get the best out of the team
• Able to give and take honest feedback
• Continually looking for ways to improve things
• Willing to go the extra mile