As one of the largest voluntary sector providers of Social Care in Scotland, the history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland believing that for many people in our society life is difficult but with the right support, at the right time, every person can flourish and every life can be fulfilling.
We are now offering an exciting opportunity to be part of that legacy and join our team as Director of Finance. At a time when CrossReach is taking an opportunity to become a more autonomous organisation we are looking for an individual who has operated at a Senior Leadership level and has a proven track record of supporting other organisations to achieve financial success. The Finance Director will report directly to the CEO and have a close working relationship with senior colleagues on the Corporate Management Team, providing sound financial advice on CrossReach’s overall strategy. The FD will be responsible for facilitating the whole Finance and Resources department to bring forward creative solutions to financial challenges, as well as taking overall responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all finance and IT related activities including the development of financial and technological strategies to improve organisational performance.
The successful candidate will be a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, with vast experience at a Senior Strategic level. They will be able to communicate the finances and finance strategy to non-financial people, in a clear and concise manner and will have extensive experience of building strong working partnerships within the financial sector.
A knowledge of the Third Sector and/or Social Care would be desirable but is not essential. You must also have worked with and developed a finance team, providing leadership and mentoring colleagues to achieve their full potential.
In addition, you are required to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian ethos. This post is subject to PVG Scheme Membership.
Be part of a forward-thinking, 150-year-old organisation.
CrossReach is one of the largest voluntary care organisations in Scotland with a history of innovation that goes back 150 years. Over the decades, and across the country, we’ve helped thousands of vulnerable people live better lives, from older people and the homeless to those with learning disabilities or mental health issues. We have absolute faith in the fact that with the right support, at the right time, every person can flourish, and every life can be fulfilling. We now have an exciting opportunity to be part of that legacy and to join our team.
This is an exciting period for CrossReach as we start working towards becoming a more autonomous organisation. As part of this evolution, our IT department is moving from being primarily On Premise to a more flexible Cloud-based system. We need a dynamic individual with strong leadership skills to work with the Head of Service (IT) and develop our new IT strategy. Although this role requires specific technical expertise, you must be approachable and have excellent communication skills with the ability to work alongside people at all levels of our organisation.
We are looking for someone with a proven track record at IT Manager level. You must also have a relevant degree or an equivalent qualification in an IT-related discipline, combined with a strong understanding of cloud technologies and experience with cloud migration and VMware.
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Finance Business Partner Older People’s Services – 3 days per week 18 month temporary post
Finance Business Partner Adult Services - 4 days per week permanent post
This an opportunity to help improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable people across Scotland. Established 150 years ago, CrossReach is one of largest voluntary social care organisations in the country, with over 65 services and around 1,800 employees. We believe that with timely support, every person can flourish, and every life can be fulfilling. In order to achieve this, effective financial management is key and our Finance Business Partners have a pivotal role to play in our future success.
As Finance Business Partner to Older People’s Services, you’ll work with over 20 units, spanning the country from the Shetland Islands and Dornoch to the Central Belt and covering residential, day care, specialist dementia and art therapy services. While our Finance Business Partner Adult Services will support a huge range of vulnerable adults who may be homeless, need counselling or have learning disabilities, substance use issues or mental health challenges.
These roles are as varied as the people we help, but both require you to work closely with the Finance Director, along with the Directors and Heads of Service, to provide all of the accounting, balance sheets and reporting for your service area. As well as being responsible for the finances of the service as a whole, you will work closely with each of the units providing support with budgeting, financial forecasting and accounts. This will involve ensuring the successful financial day-to-day running of the units, as well as budgeting effectively for a wide range of projects like residents’ outings or building renovations.
We’re looking for candidates who are qualified accountants with good interpersonal skills and experience at senior management level. You must also have excellent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office, a full driving licence and a can-do attitude. In return there’s an excellent benefits package, including a generous employer contributory pension, large holiday allowance and healthcare plans.