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As a national charity working on behalf of the furniture re-use sector, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Officer to join our small team based in Bristol. Ideally part qualified (ACA/FCA, ACCA/FCCA, CIMA or CIPFA) and with some real world experience, you will work closely with all members of the team keeping an official track of organisational spending and incoming payments from the membership network.

As Finance Officer, key responsibilities will include:

  • Balancing accounts
  • Processing sales invoices, receipts and payments in a timely manner
  • Reconciling bank statements and managing unreconciled items
  • Preparing cash flow statements
  • Credit control across the charity & trading company
  • Issuing cheques and BACS for all accounts
  • Ensuring the accounting system is maintained and accurate
  • Running Sage Accounting System and producing relevant reports.

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Competition Time!

 

The FRN Annual Member Certificate Competition… How to enterWaste Saver winnin entry last year

This year we want you to take a photograph of your whole team. Your photo must feature your FRN member’s certificate. Let your photograph represent the work that you do, or treat it as an opportunity to celebrate your team of fantastic individuals. Your photo can be serious or silly, it can be insightful or quirky, realistic or metaphorical. Let your imagination run wild and your camera do the clicking. Don’t worry if the photo isn’t perfect, it’s the content that matters.

Send your photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 29th July.

The judges will be the FRN Team. 

The Prize:

Free entry for one delegate to the 2017 FRN Conference. Worth £235 +VAT! 

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FRN Member News - FRP Gloucestershire opens their third shop.

New FRP show

Severn Vale Housing is supporting the opening of a new Tewkesbury branch of Furniture Recycling Project (FRP). FRP will be opening its doors to the public at 9am on the 1st June 2016. 

The housing society has supported FRP by providing £8,000 in funding, which it will see returned with the saving made with furniture and electrical items that are re-usable being collected and refurbished and not going to landfill.

This will be FRP’s third shop. They already have ones in Cheltenham and Gloucester. The shop will operate from a unit on Delta Drive in Newtown, on the edge of Tewkesbury.

FRP will utilise reusable furniture and electrical goods from empty Severn Vale properties. It will then be sold on at low-cost to the community, including Severn Vale customers in social need. 

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FRN Member News - Chapter 1, 2nd Chance Furniture

Chapter 1 awards May 2016On Thursday 19th May 2016, Chapter 1's 2nd Chance Furniture team were declared the winners of the 2016 Best Community Recycling Initiative at the Let’s Recycle awards. The event was held at the Landmark hotel in London and pit 2nd Chance Furniture against leaders in the waste reduction field from all over the UK.

The award sponsored by Viridor was presented by the host, ITV presenter Charlotte Hawkins with Lord Deben giving the keynote address. This year’s expert judging panel included: Sally Talbot vice chair, LARAC; Linda Crichton, WRAP; Simon Ellin, Recycling Association chief executive; Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com; Samantha Sen, British Council of Shopping Centres; Toni Waters, Environmental Services Association; Nigel Harvey, chief executive, Recolight; and, Helen Middleton, Furniture Reuse Network.

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