ANNUAL SALARY: £31,000 – £33,000

(depending on qualifications and experience)

Join a dynamic team at the forefront of managing surface water in the Upper River Great Ouse catchment. The Bedford Group of Drainage Boards is seeking a driven individual to fill the role of ACCA Trainee Finance & Rating Assistant. This is an exceptional opportunity to embark on a rewarding career path within finance while contributing to vital environmental initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
– Assist the finance team with day-to-day financial tasks.
– Manage the administration and organisation of the Boards’ rating system.
– Benefit from fully funded ACCA professional accounting qualification training.

Qualifications and Attributes:
– Strong interpersonal skills with a pleasant and confident telephone manner.
– Exceptional organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks, and work effectively under pressure.
– Commitment to high ethical standards, both professionally and personally.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Patient and supportive demeanour towards budget holders.
– Enthusiastic, positive attitude, and eagerness to learn.
– Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in record-keeping.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer).

– Minimum AAT Level 4 qualification
– Team player with the ability to collaborate effectively internally and externally.
– Valid UK driving license.

– Access to the Local Government Pension scheme.
– Generous holiday allowance starting at 22 days per year, which increases with full years’ service, reaching 26 days, in addition to 4 Statutory Days and 8 Bank Holidays.

For more details about this position, see the job description and person specification below, contact Nicole Hunter on 01234 767995 or email with any further questions regarding the opportunity.


Please send a copy of your CV by email to, alternatively by post to Nicole Hunter, Bedford Group of Drainage Boards, Vale House, Broadmead Road, Stewartby, Bedfordshire, MK43 9ND.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 01 August 2024.

Please see the full description here

We look forward to receiving your application.