Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards fulfilling their potential. We use the vehicle of chocolate making, branded as Grace Chocolates changing lives, to help the women become economically independent and grow in self-esteem and confidence. By engaging with Positive Changes the women have the opportunity to gain work experience and improve their CV which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment. Each woman is also encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help them set goals and aims which is their pathway towards achieving their ambitions. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies to serve to diners; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.
We are a growing organisation and are looking for a person who has the flexibility, adaptability and ambition to grow as the organisation thrives.
We are a small team and this role is a pivotal part of the organisation providing support to the rest of the team, including: the women we support; customers for the chocolates; the production team; the service delivery team; and management. No two days will be the same. You will respond to the needs of the day which will vary with the seasons and the courses and programmes we are delivering at the time. You may be booking rooms and arranging travel for the women, ordering stock for production or booking Board meetings and ensuring the relevant paperwork is available online in advance of the next meeting. Experience of online financial systems is a key element of the role; we use Xero. While we use an external payroll provider to process the salaries you will be required to liaise with them to ensure salaries are paid accurately and on time; you will invoice customers and ensure their bills and ours are paid on time; you will reconcile the bank account each month and ensure our spend is accurately allocated to the corresponding pots of funding. On a monthly basis you will produce management information and respond to the needs of the Board and management on an ad hoc basis.