Tax Manager

Flexible Location
£43,740 - 51,000 pro rata
10 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Part Time
Contract Type

Flexible location

Part time - 2.5 / 3 days per week

The job of a Save the Children UK’s Tax Manager is varied and fulfilling.

  • Are you a full or part qualified tax advisor?
  • Do you have hands-on experience in a tax role?
  • Do you have experience of overseas employee taxation issues?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance Strategy, the Tax Manager will be responsible for leading the organisation in effective tax planning and tax mitigation and to work with all teams to ensure that the organisation is tax compliant.

The Tax Manager will have a clear overview of all activities of the organisation and will have a good understanding of potential tax implications for each of the areas of VAT, gift aid, corporate tax and payroll tax together with proposals on how tax issues should be resolved.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The role holder will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.


This is a part time role where the role holder will be working wither 2.5 or 3 days per week.

Main Accountabilities

The Tax Manager’s key duties will be to:  

  • Ensure that all tax returns are completed accurately and filed appropriately. This includes corporate tax returns and quarterly and annual group VAT returns
  • Provide training and guidance to ensure that teams in all areas of the business are able to identify and raise potential tax issues
  • Through understanding of the activities of the organisation and implications of new or existing legislation provide tax planning ideas, proposals for tax savings and specific guidance on new and existing business activities
  • Undertake monthly VAT reverse charge analysis
  • Communicate and propose solutions on key tax issues with senior executives combining tax expertise with commercial acumen
  • Update the Head of Finance Strategy on key tax risks and how they are being mitigated
  • Ensure policies, processes and controls related to tax matters are in place, effective and updated when necessary to meet changes in tax legislation
  • Maintain and update our partial exemption methodology and ensure that is properly applied

Person Profile


  • Full or part qualified chartered tax adviser
  • Experience in Business/Non-Business Partial Exemption Method
  • Experience of VAT groups
  • Experience of overseas employee taxation issues
  • Strong Excel Skills and basic accounting skills
  • Strong analytic and communication skills


  • Ability to be organised, work independently and meet reporting deadlines
  • Ability to simply explain complex tax issues and any potential implications across the organisation
  • Ability to be approachable and establish corporation from teams throughout the organisation and from other tax experts across the industry


  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK’s aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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